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Little-Known Hot Spring on Westernmost of Hokkaido -Kamuiwaki Onsen in Okushiri Island-

October 6th, 2016

Kamuiwaki Onsen

Kamuiwaki Onsen (神威脇温泉) is only hot spring town next to Kitaoimisaki Park and Kamuiwaki fishing port (神威脇漁港) in Okushiri Island and is located in the western part of Okushiri Island. This hot spring is located on the westermost of Hokkaido, too. It is known for enjoying fresh hot springs and a beautiful sunset. Tourists can take a daytrip bath at Kamuiwaki Onsen Hoyojo (神威脇温泉保養所) and Onsen Hotel Midorikan (温泉ホテル緑館).

Kamuiwaki Onsen Hoyojo

Kamuiwaki Onsen Hoyojo next to Kamuiwaki fishing port is a hot spring facility opened a business in 1983. Appearance and interior have an atomosphere of Showa period, and it is very Shibui. According to Okushiri illustrated book, the mean value of visitors per day is about 10 visitors. Almost certainly bathers seem to enjoy relaxing. There are 2 bathhouses at first floor and second floor. The bathers will have to go other bathhouse in clothes.

Appearance of Building
Kamuiwaki Onsen Kamuiwaki Onsen Hoyojo in Okushiri Island
Corridor
Kamuiwaki Onsen Kamuiwaki Onsen Hoyojo in Okushiri Island

When I read Tweets, Kamuiwaki Onsen Hoyojo seems to be popular.

The bathhouse at the second floor was called "Tenboburo (展望風呂 * Viewing Bath)" and there is 1 indoor bath that about 6 people can take a bath at the bathhouse. The Kamuiwaki fishing port can be seen through a window. The sunny bathhouse is feeling good. The fresh hot springs always overflow freely from a bathtub. This hot spring is same type of the hot springs with the hot springs at first floor, but color is brown. The hot springs seem to oxidize. Shanpoos and bodysoaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom is installed at a dressing room.

Entrance of Bathhouse at Second Floor
Kamuiwaki Onsen Kamuiwaki Onsen Hoyojo in Okushiri Island
Dressing Room
Kamuiwaki Onsen Kamuiwaki Onsen Hoyojo in Okushiri Island
Indoor Bath
Kamuiwaki Onsen Kamuiwaki Onsen Hoyojo in Okushiri Island
Hot Springs Are Gushing out
Kamuiwaki Onsen Kamuiwaki Onsen Hoyojo in Okushiri Island
Outlet
Kamuiwaki Onsen Kamuiwaki Onsen Hoyojo in Okushiri Island
Outside View
Kamuiwaki Onsen Kamuiwaki Onsen Hoyojo in Okushiri Island
Hot Springs Are Brown
Kamuiwaki Onsen Kamuiwaki Onsen Hoyojo in Okushiri Island

There is 1 indoor bath at the bathhouse at the first floor and it is the size that about 3 people can take a bath. The fresh hot springs always overflow freely from the bathtub. The color of the hot springs is light green and it will be close to original color of the hot springs. Shampoos and bodysoaps are provided at the bathhouse. The restroom is not installed at the dressing room, so you should get a wash beforehand at the restroom along the corridor.

Dressing Room at First Floor
Kamuiwaki Onsen Kamuiwaki Onsen Hoyojo in Okushiri Island
Indoor Bath
Kamuiwaki Onsen Kamuiwaki Onsen Hoyojo in Okushiri Island
Hot Springs Are Gushing out
Kamuiwaki Onsen Kamuiwaki Onsen Hoyojo in Okushiri Island
Hot Springs Are Flowing to Outlet
Kamuiwaki Onsen Kamuiwaki Onsen Hoyojo in Okushiri Island
View from Indoor Bath
Kamuiwaki Onsen Kamuiwaki Onsen Hoyojo in Okushiri Island
Great Hot Spring Ingredient Petrified
Kamuiwaki Onsen Kamuiwaki Onsen Hoyojo in Okushiri Island

The hot springs are sodium and calcium chloride spring and are light green and opaque and have salty and metallic odor. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 12.35 g. It is said that meta silicic acid is good for beautiful skin, and it contains 158.6 g. The hot springs are drinkable. It seems to have an effect for Chronic digestive diseases and Chronic constipation. But it was very salty and I could not drink it much.

Resting Room
Kamuiwaki Onsen Kamuiwaki Onsen Hoyojo in Okushiri Island

Atmosphere of Kamuiwaki Onsen Hoyojo Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Kamuiwaki Onsen Hoyojo

Types of Hot Springs Sodium and calcium chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: High, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 63.0 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 child, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic woman's diseases, Cut, Burn
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 Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic constipation
Contraindications of drinking Kidney disease, High blood pressure, diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facilities Indoor bath(2). Sex segregated bathing.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 420. Child: JPY 160.
Business hours 09:00-21:00
Regular closing day From April to October Always open, From November to March First Tuesday and Third Tuesday
Parking lot A free parking is provided (6 cars)
Telephone number +81-1397-3-1130
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 781 604 290*61

Onsen Hotel Midorikan

Onsen Hotel Midorikan is only hotel in Okushiri Island and on the westernmost of Hokkaido and was founded in 1992. There are 1 open-air bath, 1 indoor bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a bathhouse. Hot springs are sodium and calcium chloride spring and are light green and clear have salty and metallic odor. Shampoos and bodysoaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and hair dryers are installed at a dressingroom. They have a pool, too. A staying is possible, too. There is a footbath at a site, and everybody can use it freely.

Building
Kamuiwaki Onsen Onsen Hotel Midorikan in Okushiri Island
Footbath
Kamuiwaki Onsen Onsen Hotel Midorikan in Okushiri Island

When I read Tweets, Onsen Hotel Midorikan seems to be popular.

Types of Hot Springs Sodium and calcium chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: High, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 63.0 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 child, 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 Unknown
Facilities Open-air bath(1), Indoor bath(2), Sauna(1). Sex segregated bathing.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 800. Child: JPY 500.
Business hours From late April to lat October 09:00-20:00, From early November to mid April 11:00-20:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (40 cars)
Telephone number +81-1397-3-2811
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Rakuten is here
Mapcode 781 574 538*82

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Kamuiwaki Onsen.

Onsen Hotel Midorikan(温泉ホテル緑館)    
Minshuku Kakizaki(民宿かきざき)      
Minshuku Kasai(民宿かさい)      
Booking.com

A page of Great Onsen of Hokkaido is here

Great Onsen of Hokkaido

A page of Okushiri is here

Okushiri Island

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