Pond-like Onsen Next to Matsuya Ryokan -Ike-no-Yu Onsen around Lake Kussharo in Teshikaga-
July 15th, 2014
Ike-no-Yu Onsen (池の湯温泉) that hot springs are gushing out at a pond is on the shore of Lake Kussharo (屈斜路湖) in Teshikaga town located in the northern part of Kushiro city. This is a mixed bathing open-air bath, and bathers can take a bath in their swimwears.
When I read Tweets, Ike-no-Yu Onsen seems to be popular.
男女別でも無く柵も案内人もおらず湖とつながってる温泉なんて初めて @池の湯温泉 pic.twitter.com/STPNZJXUl8— サンたさん (@babanta) 2013, 9月 24
This is the pond with about 15 m in diameter and is the size that about 20 people take a bath. The hot springs were unexpectedly hot, and that was about 40 C. Few algae floated on the surface of the hot springs, but the hot springs looked considerably clean.
The hot springs are simple hot spring, and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell. It is hard to find the Ike-no-Yu Onsen, and there are a parking lot and the open-air bath next to Matsuya Ryokan (松屋旅館) when visitors turn at a sign board of the Matsuya Ryokan. Dressing rooms are installed beside the pond. In addition, the bathers must not use a shampoo and a soap because it keep nature lake from being polluted.
Atmosphere of Ike-no-Yu Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Types of Hot Springs||Simple hot spring|
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||38 C|
|Indications||Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Rheumatism, Gastrointestinal disease|
|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||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||Open all year round|
|Parking lot||A parking lot is provided (10 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is here|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Ike-no-Yu Onsen.
|Gasthof Papilio(ガストホフ ぱぴりお)|
A page of Secret Onsen of Hokkaido is this
Secret Onsen of Hokkaido
A page of Akan National Park is here
Akan National Park