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Hot Spring That Bear Healed His Wound in Edo Period -Kenichi Onsen in Yakumo-

August 20th, 2014

Kenichi Onsen Ryokan

Kenichi Onsen Ryokan (見市温泉旅館) is a hot-spring ryokan in Kumaishi, Yakumo town located in the northwestern part of Hakodate city. As for opening Kenichi Onsen, Mr. Yokichi Otsuka (大塚要吉) tramped over hills during the Keio year of the Edo period, and it is said that he discovered a damaged bear that took a hot spring on the shore of Kenichi River (見市川). In fact, Kenichi Onsen Ryokan stands alone in mountains and is famous for looking over excellent view at an open-air bath.

Appearance of Building
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Entrance of Bathhouse
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Dressing Room
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There are 1 open-air bath and 1 indoor bath at a bathhouse. The open-air bath is the size that about 5 people take a bath. The Kaitorima River flows in fron of bathers eyes, the bathers can see a view with spacious. I felt a sense of openness. Fresh hot springs flew freely into a bathtub. By the way, a pot was used for an outlet as a bucket for some reason. The hot springs of this open-air bath was too hot to me and I was not able to take a bath. Bad luck!

Open-air Bath
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Kenichi River Flows in Front of My Eyes
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Excellent View
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Hot Springs Are Gushing Out
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Hot Spring Outlet
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For Some Reasonm, There Is Pot
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It Has Sense of Openness
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The indoor bath is the size that about 10 people take a bath. Fresh hot springs flew freely into the bathtub, too. Water temperature of the hot springs were suitable temperature, and I was able to take a bath comfortably.

Indoor Bath
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Indoor Bath
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Hot Springs Are Gushing Out
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Hot Spring Outlet
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View from Indoor Spa
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Ocher Flowers of Sulphur Deposit to My Handく
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The hot springs are sodium chloride spring, and are opaque and light yellow and have salty taste and no smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 5.106 g. Unfortunately, the hot springs are not drinkable. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A paid hair dryer is insalled at a dressing room, but there is not a restroom. You should get a wash beforehand at the restroom at a corridor. A staying is possible, too.

Dressing Room
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Resting Place
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Atmosphere of Kenichi Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Kenichi Onsen

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 59.8 C
ph 6.4
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic dermatitis, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Weak child, Chronic woman's diseases, Cold sensitivity, 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
Contraindications of drinking Not drinking
Facilities Outdoor spa(1), Indoor spa(1). Sex segregated bathing.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Elementary school student: JPY 300.
Business hours 09:00-22:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (20 cars)
Telephone number +81-1398-2-2002
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 718 560 310*75

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Kenichi Onsen.

Kenichi Onsen Ryokan(見市温泉旅館)
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