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Soft Hot Springs That Mt. Yotei Give Gift of Nature -Kawakami Onsen in Kyogoku-

September 8th, 2013

Kawakami Onsen Ryokan

Kawakami Onsen Ryokan (川上温泉旅館) is a long-established hot-spring ryokan in Kyogoku town located in the southwestern part of Sapporo city and was founded in 1925. The exterior appearance and the interior decoration have an atmosphere such as the Showa period. The exterior appearance looks like a Japanese old style store, so a madam said "Many people have misunderstood this onsen is closed." But it opens a business properly. An entrance fee is JPY 500. A restroom is installed at a dressing room. A staying is possible, too.

Dressing Room
Kawakami Onsen in Kyogoku
Natural Hot Springs!
Kawakami Onsen in Kyogoku

A bathroom is small, and I think this is a bathroom of a Japanse ordinary ryokan. There is 1 indoor bath that about 4 people can take a bath at the bathroom. There are ruins of an outdoor bath, and I guess that bathers used to take a bath comfortably while looking at Mt. Yotei (羊蹄山). Hot springs are simple hot spring, and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell. Heated hot springs are used from the hot spring source, and are soft to the feel. I remenber the mineral water of Kyogoku Fukidashi Park (京極吹き出し公園). I guess that the hot springs are used as the hot water of showers and faucets. By the way, the bathers open the valve if the bathers want to heat the hot springs. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathroom.

Indoor Bath
Kawakami Onsen in Kyogoku
View from Indoor Bath
Kawakami Onsen in Kyogoku
Indoor Bath
Kawakami Onsen in Kyogoku
Clear and Colorless and Neither Taste nor Smell
Kawakami Onsen in Kyogoku
Hot Spring Valve
Kawakami Onsen in Kyogoku
Ruins of Outdoor Bath
Kawakami Onsen in Kyogoku

Atmosphere of Kawakami Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Kawakami Onsen

Types of Hot Springs Simple hot spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Warm hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 30.9 C
ph 7.2
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, 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, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally
Indications of drinking Not drinking
Facilities Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Elementary school student: JPY 300.
Business hours Weekdays 13:00-21:00, Saturdays, Sundays, and National holidays 10:00-21:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (10 cars)
Telephone number +81-136-42-2566
Home page Home page is not provided
Mapcode 385 587 407*15

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Kawakami Onsen.

Kawakami Onsen(川上温泉旅館) Tel:+81-136-42-2566

A page of Niseko is here