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Long-Established Hot Spring Ryokan with About 100 Years -Ishida Onsen in Hakodate-

April 8th, 2014

Ishida Onsen Ryokan

Ishida Onsen Ryokan (石田温泉旅館) is a long-established hot spring ryokan in Esan, Hakodate city located in the eastern part of Hakodate city and was founded in 1914. There is Esan Onsen (恵山温泉) and Misaki Onsen (御崎温泉) near Ishida Onsen Ryokan. A bathroom is not so large but cozy. There are 1 open-air bath and 1 indoor bath at a bathroom. Each baths are the size that about 5 people can take a bath. Brown hot springs take a person's eye. After the hot springs overflowed from a bathtub to the floor of the bathroom, it is interesting to note that brown color deposited on the floor.

Entrance Hall
Ishida Onsen in Hakodate
Entrance of Bathroom
Ishida Onsen in Hakodate
Indoor Bath
Ishida Onsen in Hakodate
Hot Springs Are Gushing out
Ishida Onsen in Hakodate
View from Indoor Bath
Ishida Onsen in Hakodate
Fresh Free Flowing Hot Springs Overflow from Bathtub
Ishida Onsen in Hakodate
Petrified Hot Spring Ingredients
Ishida Onsen in Hakodate
Hot Spring Color Deposited on Floor
Ishida Onsen in Hakodate
Alkaline Body Soap Is Neutralized by Acid Hot Springs and Become Smooth Slimy Something
Ishida Onsen in Hakodate

The open-air bath is surrounded by wooden walls, so views are not good. But bathers feel a sense of space because there is not a roof. The hot springs of the open-air bath is more cold than the hot springs of the indoor bath, so it suits for a long bath. It was too cold to me.

Open-air Bath
Ishida Onsen in Hakodate
Hot Springs Are Gushing out
Ishida Onsen in Hakodate
Brown Hot Spring Is Cool
Ishida Onsen in Hakodate

The hot springs are aluminum and iron sulfate spring, and are clear and brown and have sour taste and no smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 6.097 g. Meta-silicic acid is 236 mg. It is said that the hot springs including the meta-silicic acid with over 200 mg is effective for beautiful skin, so it may be said the hot springs for a little beautiful skin. What you should mention specially is aluminum ion. The aluminum ion is said to be most large in Japan with the hot springs of Esan Onsen (恵山温泉) in Esan, and it has 432.5 mg, too. It seems to be effective for Sterilization and Cure, and is associated with the beautiful skin, too.

View from Open-air Bath
Ishida Onsen in Hakodate
There Is Not Roof
Ishida Onsen in Hakodate
Fresh Free Flowing Hot Springs
Ishida Onsen in Hakodate

The hot springs seem to be drinkable, but there is not a drinking hot spring facility. So I drinked the gusing out hot springs out of my hands, and it tasted bitter and sour taste such as tonic water. I do not dislike it. It seems to be effective for Chronic digestive diseases and Anemia. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. Because there is not a restroom at a dressing room, you should get a wash beforehand at the restroom at a corridor. Free hair dryers are installed at the dressing room. A staying is possible, too.

Dressing Room
Ishida Onsen in Hakodate

Atmosphere of Ishida Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Ishida Onsen

Types of Hot Springs Aluminum and iron sulfate spring (Type: Acidic, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 42.5 C
ph 2.1
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic skin diseases, Menstruation disorder, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase
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, Sensitive person of the skin, Person of the photoallergy, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally
Indications of drinking Chronic digestive diseases, Anemia
Contraindications of drinking Diarrhea
Facilities Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 200.
Business hours Weekdays 15:00-20:00
Saturday, Sunday and National holiday 12:00-20:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Parking lot A free parking is provided (20 cars)
Telephone number +81-138-85-2350
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 875 123 465*37

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Ishida Onsen.

Ishida Onsen Ryokan(石田温泉旅館)

A page of Hakodate is here