Gamushi Means "Place That A Lot of Bears Live" in Ainu Language -Gamushi Onsen in Assabu-
May 5th, 2014
Gamushi Onsen Ryokan
Gamushi Onsen Ryokan (俄虫温泉旅館) is a long-established ryokan in Assabu town located in the northwest part of Hakodate city, and was founded in 1976. There is a restraunt at a building, too. Gamushi (ガムシ) is a place name, and means "Place that a lot of bears live" in Ainu language. In that kind of meaning, this place was indeed terrible. By the way, Kamisato Onsen (上里温泉) renewed in 2017 is next to the Gamushi Onsen Ryokan.
There are 1 outdoor bath, 1 indoor bath, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a bathhouse. The sunny bathhouse is feeling good, and its atmosphere goes well with white tiles and has a feeling of cleanliness. The indoor bath is the size that about 15 people can take a bath, and hot springs overflow from the bath. Yield of hot springs are small, so those are not fresh free flowing hot springs unfortunately. The whirlpool bath is the size that about 3 people can take a bath. The hot springs are more cold than the hot springs of the indoor bath.
The outdoor bath made of rocks is the size that about 5 people can take a bath, and a cascading bath is provided on the top. A roof is covered with a reed blind as a sunshade, and there are a small yard, a sauna hut and the cold bath around the outdoor bath, so a sense of openness is not felt.
The hot springs are simple hot spring, and are clear and colorless and have tasteless and no smell. Unfortunately, the hot springs are not drinkable. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 0.121 g. Soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and a paid hair dryer are installed at a dressing room. A staying is possible, too.
Atmosphere of Gamushi Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Water temperature||Simple hot spring (Type: Weak Alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Warm spring)|
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||30.7 C|
|Contraindications||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||Not drinking|
|Facilities||Open-air bath(2), Indoor bath(2), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse. There are chartered baths.|
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||Adult: JPY 400. Child: JPY 200.|
|Business hours||Weekday 11:00-22:00, Saturday and Sunday 10:00-22:00|
|Regular closing day||Open all year round|
|Parking lot||A free parking is provided (20 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Reservation||Jalan is here, Rakuten is here|
|Mapcode||482 643 474*74|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Gamushi Onsen.
|Gamushi Onsen Ryokan(俄虫温泉旅館)||