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History with More Than 100 Years -Kitami Onsen (Pon-Yu) Sankoso-

March 27th, 2015

Pon-Yu Sankoso

Sankoso (三光荘) is a hot-spring hotel in Rubeshibe-cho, Kitami city located in the northwestern part of Kitami city and was founded in 1898. It have been used as a hot spring place for cure since Ainu period before hot springs are begun to manage. Pon-Yu (ポン湯) means small hot springs in Ainu language.

Ponyu Sankoso, Kitami Onsen(Ponyu)

There are 2 indoor baths at a bathhouse, and types of the hot springs are same, and weater temperatures of the hot springs are different. Lukewarm hot springs have been used since Ainu period. A cascading bath is installed on a bathtub. Warm hot springs are the size that about 15 people take a bath. A whirlpool bath is installed at the bath, too. Ph of hot spring is 9.6, it had very smooth and slippery touch. Because fresh hot springs are overflowing freely from the bathtub, even the marble of the bathtub edge was very slippery. I slipped and almost falled down. Everyone, be careful for falling down. In addition, there is a drinking hot spring facility, too, and the hot springs are drinkable. But It has no effect.

Ponyu Sankoso, Kitami Onsen(Ponyu)
Left Side Is Warm Hot Springs. Right Side Is Lukewarm Hot Springs
Ponyu Sankoso, Kitami Onsen(Ponyu)
There Are Cascading Bath and Drinking Hot Spring Facility on Right Side
Ponyu Sankoso, Kitami Onsen(Ponyu)
Hot Springs Are Gushing Out
Ponyu Sankoso, Kitami Onsen(Ponyu)
Colorless and Clear Hot Springs
Ponyu Sankoso, Kitami Onsen(Ponyu)
View from Lukewarm Hot Spring Bath
Ponyu Sankoso, Kitami Onsen(Ponyu)
View from Warm Hot Spring Bath
Ponyu Sankoso, Kitami Onsen(Ponyu)
Always Free Flowing Hot Springs
Ponyu Sankoso, Kitami Onsen(Ponyu)

The hot springs are simple hot spring, and are clear and colorless and have sulfur taste and no smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 0.358 g and 0.347 g. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room. A staying is possible, too.

Dressing Room
Ponyu Sankoso, Kitami Onsen(Ponyu)
Resting Place
Ponyu Sankoso, Kitami Onsen(Ponyu)

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Types of Hot Springs (1)Simple hot spring (Type: Alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Hot spring)
(2)Simple hot spring (Type: Alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source (1)38 C
(2)43 C
ph (1)9.6
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 Nothing
Facilities Indoor bath(3). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 150.
Business hours 09:00-21:30
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (10 cars)
Telephone number +81-157-42-2288
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 402 737 104*38

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Kitami Ponyu Onsen.


A page of Kitami is here