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Onsen Is Said That Shinsengumi Toshizo Hijikata Seemed to Take Bath -Katsukumi Onsen-

December 8th, 2014

Kakkumi Onsen

Kakkumi Onsen (川汲温泉) is a hot-spring place in Kakkumi-cho located in the northeastern part of Hakodate city and opened a business in the early 18th century, the Edo period. This is a historical onsen in Hokkaido. Kakkumi Pass (川汲峠) became the battlefield in Hakodate War (函館戦争). There is a hot-spring resort near the Kakkumi Park (川汲公園) along Kakkumi River (川汲川) and a camping ground. There are 2 hot spring facilities in the Kakkumi Onsen, visiotrs can take a day trip bath at Katsukumi Onsen Ryokan (川汲温泉旅館) and Meirinso (明林荘).

Katsukumi River
Katsukumi river in Hakodate

Katsukumi Onsen Ryokan

The forerunner of the Kakkumi Onsen Ryokan was called Tsuru-no-Yu and was opened as an onsen for cure in the Edo period. When a war breaked out in Kakkumi Pass, Shinsengumi Toshizo Hijikata (新撰組 土方歳三) seemed to stay here. There are a memorial service monument of the Hakodate War and the Yakushido Building (薬師堂) at their site. These are rare things in the hot spring place of Hokkaido.

Appearance of Building
Katsukumi Onsen Ryokan
Yakushi-Do Building
Katsukumi Onsen Ryokan
Entrance of Bathhouse
Katsukumi Onsen Ryokan in Hakodate
Dressing Room
Katsukumi Onsen Ryokan in Hakodate

There are 2 indoor baths at a bathhouse. Each temperature of the hot springs are different. The hot springs are simple alkaline hot spring, and are clear and colorless and have a little sulfur taste and a little sulfur smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 0.782 g. PH is 9.0, but the hot springs did not have a smooth and slippery touch, it is the mild touch. It has drawn considerable attention that there are luxury free-flowing hot springs.

Bathhouse
Katsukumi Onsen Ryokan in Hakodate
Hot Springs Are Gushing Out
Katsukumi Onsen Ryokan in Hakodate
View from Indoor Bath
Katsukumi Onsen Ryokan
Hot Springs Are Gushing Out
Katsukumi Onsen Ryokan in Hakodate
View from Indoor Bath
Katsukumi Onsen Ryokan in Hakodate
Clear and Colorless Hot Springs
Katsukumi Onsen Ryokan in Hakodate

Shampoos and body soaps were provided at the bathhouse. Free hair dryers were provided at a dressing room, but there was not a restroom. You should get a wash beforehand at the restroom along a corridor. A staying is possible, too.

Dressing Room
Katsukumi Onsen Ryokan in Hakodate
Resting Place
Katsukumi Onsen Ryokan in Hakodate

Atmosphere of Katsukumi Onsen Ryokan Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Katsukumi Onsen Ryokan

Types of Hot Springs Simple hot spring (Type: Alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 46.4 C
ph 9.0
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
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 No indications
Contraindications of drinking No contraindications
Facilities Indoor bath(2). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 400. Child: JPY 150.
Business hours 07:00-20:30
Regular closing day Last Thursday of every month
Parking lot A free parking is provided (10 cars)
Telephone number +81-138-25-3330
Home page Home page is not provided
Mapcode 582 821 246*01

Meirinso

Meirinso is known for a traditional building and beautiful colored leaves. Because a parking lot was closed, I was afraid whether it opened a bussiness. A photography is prohibited around the building. Hot springs are clear and colorless and have tastless and a little sulfur smell.

Appearance of Building
Meirinso Kakkumi Onsen in Hakodate
Types of Hot Springs Simple hot spring (Type: Alkaline, Osmotic Pressure :Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 45.3 C
ph 8.9
Indications Neuralgia, Muscle pain, Arthralgia, Bruise, Hemorrhoid, Chronic skin disease, Relieving fatigue, Convalescent convalescence
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 Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 420. Elementary school student: JPY 140. Infant: JPY 70.
Business hours 07:30-21:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (10 cars)
Telephone number +81-138-25-3303
Home page Home page is not provided
Mapcode 582 821 097*60

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Katsukumi Onsen.

Katsukumi Onsen Ryokan(川汲温泉旅館) Only Tel:+81-138-25-3330

A page of Hakodate is here

Hakodate

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