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Kuma-no-Yu That Is Famous for Mixed Bathing Natural Open-air Bath and Hiratanaiso That Is Famous for Enjoying Abalone Dishes -Hiratanai Onsen in Yakumo-

September 7th, 2014

Hiratanai Onsen

Hiratanai Onsen (平田内温泉) is a hot spring place in Kumaishi, Yakumo town located in the northwestern part of Hakodate city. Tourists can take a day trip bath at Kuma-no-Yu (熊の湯) and Hiratanaiso (平田内荘). There is Kumaishi Young People Trip Village (熊石青少年旅行村 * camping ground) near the Hiratanaiso. The tourists must go ahead for about 4 km from Hiratanaiso towards a mountain to leave for the Kuma-no-Yu. As for the Kuma-no-Yu, as its name is an origin (Kuma means a bear in Japanese language), No wonder that the bears appear at the place.

Kumaishi Young People Trip Village
Hiratanai Onsen in Kumaishi Yakumo Kumaishi Young People Trip Village
Camping Ground
Hiratanai Onsen in Kumaishi Yakumo Camping Ground

Kuma-no-Yu

Kuma-no-Yu is a natural mixed bathing open-air bath and is famous as a secret hot spring. Many campers and riders come to take a bath from all over the Japan. There is 1 bathtub surrounded by rocks along Hiratanai River and there is a dressing room near the bath, too.

Open-air Bath from Roadside
Hiratanai Onsen in Kumaishi Yakumo Kuma-no-Yu
Dressing Room
Hiratanai Onsen in Kumaishi Yakumo Kuma-no-Yu

Because the open-air bath is not surrounded by blind fences, it has a good view and has a sence of openness beside a mountain stream. It is just onsen that bathers can take a bath while enjoying nature of Hokkaido. In addition, the hot springs are fresh free-flowing hot springs. Because the hot springs are considerably hot, the bathers must regulate water temperature with water squirting from a hose theirselves. Let's take a bath after pouring the hot springs on myself to wash sweat and dirts.

Bathtub Surrounded by Rocks
Hiratanai Onsen in Kumaishi Yakumo Kuma-no-Yu
Hot Springs Are Gushing Out From Rocks
Hiratanai Onsen in Kumaishi Yakumo Kuma-no-Yu
Hiratanai River Flows
Hiratanai Onsen in Kumaishi Yakumo Kuma-no-Yu
Nothing Shutting Out View
Hiratanai Onsen in Kumaishi Yakumo Kuma-no-Yu

The hot springs are sodium chloride spring, and are opaque and reddish brown and have salty taste and no smell. For environmental protection, a use of soaps or shampoos is forbidden. The bathers can take a bath in their swimsuits. The other people put clothes and baggage beside the bathtub whether it was in danger of the theft at the dressing room.

Atmosphere of Kuma-no-Yu Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Kuma-no-Yu

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 72 C
ph 7.2
Indications Rheumatic disease, Neuralgia, Backache, Disturbance of motility, Chronic skin diseases, Hemorrhoid, Frozen shoulder
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 Mixed bathing open-air bath(1)
Entrance fee to the bath facility Free of charge
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day From December to April
Parking lot A free parking is provided (15 cars)
Telephone number -
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 718 585 123*22

Kumaishi Hiratanaiso

Hiratanaiso is a hot spring hotel and was founded in 2009. It is known for enjoying abalone dishes produced in Kumaishi. There are 1 outdoor bath, 1 indoor bath, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a bathhouse. Hot springs are sodium chloride spring, and are clear and light yellow and have a little salty taste and no smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room. A staying is possible, too.

Appearance of Building
Hiratanai Onsen in Kumaishi Yakumo Kumaishi Hiratanaiso

Atmosphere of Kumaishi Hiratanaiso Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Kumaishi Hiratanaiso

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 55.5 C
ph -
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Weak child, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic women's diseases, Cold sensitivity, 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
Contraindications of drinking Kidney disease, High blood pressure, and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facilities Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(3), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 450. Elementary school student: JPY 200.
Business hours 11:00-22:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (100 cars)
Telephone number +81-1398-2-4126
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 718 466 693*41

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Hiratanai Onsen.

Kumaishi Hiratanaiso(熊石ひらたない荘)      
Kumaishi Youth Village(熊石青少年旅行村)      

A page of Secret Onsen of Hokkaido is this

Secret Onsen of Hokkaido

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