• August 28th, 2014
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[Chihasegawa Onsen in Shimamaki] Day Trip Bath and Small Pamukkale Can Be Enjoyed at Chihasegawa Onsen Ryokan

Chihasegawa Onsen

Chihasegawa Onsen (千走川温泉) is a hot spring place in Shimamaki village facing the Sea of Japan located in the northern direction of Hakodate city, and is about 6 km away from the center of the Shimamaki. Only Chihasegawa Onsen Ryokan (ちはせ川温泉旅館) is built at about 80 m above sea level in a mountain. Hot springs were discovered in 1871. There are Garo Falls (賀老の滝) and Dragon Water (ドラゴンウォーター) near here. By the way, the Dragon Water is natural carbonated spring that is gushing out from cracks of rocks. A taste is just like Perrier. It seems to be effective for Chronic digestive diseases, Constipation and Anemia. The Dragon Water is connected with the Dragon King Legend of the Garo Falls, so is named after it.

Kabaharaiso Beach
Gunai Onsen

Shimamaki has rich nature. A lot of anglers come to fish, so Salvelinus Leucomaenis Leucomaenis Derby (あめますダービー) is held, too. Unfortunately, restraunts, cafes, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built around here.

Hard to Arrive at Dragon Water
Shimamaki Dragon Water

Atmosphere of Garo Falls Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Garo Falls

Atmosphere of Dragon Water Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Dragon Water

List of Day Trip Onsen

Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Chihasegawa Onsen Ryokan.

A Cherry Tree in Shimamaki
Gunai Onsen

Chihasegawa Onsen Ryokan

Chihasegawa Onsen Ryokan is a small-sized long-established onsen ryokan with 6 guest rooms, and has opened a business since 1885. The appearance and interior decoration have an atmosphere such as Showa period. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 500. A staying is possible, too. In addition, Shimamaki is famous for fishing, and a lot of anglers stay.

Appearance of Building
Shimamaki Chihasegawa Onsen
Entrance Hall
Shimamaki Chihasegawa Onsen

There are 1 open-air bath and 1 indoor bath at a public bathroom. The wooden bathroom with a hig ceiling is small but cozy. The indoor bath is the size that about 4 people can take a bath, and uses heated natural free flowing hot springs, and those overflow from the bath in succession. Hot spring ingredients have precipitated on the surface of the bath floor and the bath, and those looks like small Pamukkale. I could not help oohing and aahing when I saw the beautiful design by nature. A lot of tourists come to see the situation.


Hot Springs Are Gushing out from Bottom of Bath
Shimamaki Chihasegawa Onsen
4 Wash Places
Shimamaki Chihasegawa Onsen
Hot Spring Ingredient Precipitated Like Pamukkale
Shimamaki Chihasegawa Onsen
View from Indoor Bath
Shimamaki Chihasegawa Onsen

The open-air bath is the size that about 1 person can take a bath, and uses 100% natural free flowing hot springs. When I visited here, it was not used unfortunately. A sense of openness can be felt without a roof. But the bathers are sometimes annoyed with a horsefly or a shield bug in a summer. By the way, the open-air bath is closed in a winter.

Open-air Bath Is Not Used
Shimamaki Chihasegawa Onsen

The hot springs are sodium chloride carbonated spring, and are opaque and dark reddish-brown and have metallic taste and a little metallic taste smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 5.416 g/kg. The hot springs seem to be drinkable, too, but I could not find a drinking hot spring facility. Perhaps those are undrinkable. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathroom. But a shower does not run well. Because there is not a restroom at a dressing room, You should get a wash beforehand at the restroom at a corridor.

Dressing Room
Shimamaki Chihasegawa Onsen

Atmosphere of Chihasegawa Onsen Ryokan Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Chihasegawa Onsen Ryokan

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride carbonated spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 39.2 C
ph 6.5
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Relieving fatigue, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase, Weak children, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic woman's diseases, Cut, Burn
Contraindications Acute disease(when there is the heat in particular), Active tuberculosis, Malignant tumor, Severe heart disease, Respiratory failure, Renal insufficiency, Hemorrhagic disease, High anemia, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally
Indications of drinking Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic constipation, Gout, Diabetes, Liver disease
Contraindications of drinking Kidney disease, High blood pressure and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facilities Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 400.
Business hours 13:00-20:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Parking lot A free parking is provided (10 cars)
A parking lot is provided +81-136-74-5409
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 797 215 074*25

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Chihasegawa Onsen.

    Chihasegawa Onsen Ryokan(ちはせ川温泉旅館)

    A page of Secret Onsen in Hokkaido is here

    Secret Onsen in Hokkaido

    A page of Great Onsen in Hokkaido is here

    Great Onsen in Hokkaido

    By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.



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