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Onsen in Sapporo City Suburbs Is Nearer Than Jozankei -Koganeyu Onsen in Sapporo-

November 25th, 2014

Koganeyu Onsen

Koganeyu district is located in the southwestern part of Sapporo city. There is Koganeyu Onsen (小金湯温泉) along Toyohira River (豊平川) in the Sapporo side only a little from Jozankei (定山渓). Koganeyu Onsen has been popular toji (bathing for cure) place since ancient times. 2 hot spring accommodations, Matsu-no-Yu (まつの湯) and Koganeyu (小金湯), accept a bather now. In addition, there is Sapporo Ainu Culture Promotion Center (札幌市アイヌ文化交流センター), and a sightseeing is possible.

Sapporo Ainu Culture Promotion Center
Sapporo Ainu Culture Promotion Center

Shun-no-Oyado Matsu-no-Yu

Matsu-no-Yu is a long-established hot-spring hotel founded in 1956.

Appearance of Building
Koganeyu Onsen Shun-no-Oyado Matsu-no-Yu
Entrance of Bathhouse
Koganeyu Onsen Shun-no-Oyado Matsu-no-Yu

There is a building on the shore of the Toyohira River. At a bathhouse, there are 1 open-air bath and 2 indoor baths. Because the open-air bath opens out towards the Toyohira River, a view is splendid. I thought that a scenery looked like a black-and-white drawing. In addition, bathers can enjoy a sense of openness. Hot springs are simple sulfur spring, and are clear and colorless and have tasteless and sulfur smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 0.863 g. It had a smooth and slippery touch. I felt that the open-air bath was stronger smooth and slippery touch than the indoor baths.

View from Open-air Bath
Koganeyu Onsen Shun-no-Oyado Matsu-no-Yu
Open-air Bath
Koganeyu Onsen Shun-no-Oyado Matsu-no-Yu
Gushing Place of Open-air Bath
Koganeyu Onsen Shun-no-Oyado Matsu-no-Yu

As for 2 indoor baths at the bathhouse, I felt that temperature of the hot springs was different, but it did not make a great difference and there was much steam. The hot springs looked like colorless and clear more than the hot springs of open-air bath. In addition, shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. Free hair dryers and a restroom are installed at a dressing room, too. A staying is possible, too.

Indoor Bath
Koganeyu Onsen Shun-no-Oyado Matsu-no-Yu
View from Indoor Bath
Koganeyu Onsen Shun-no-Oyado Matsu-no-Yu
Bathhouse
Koganeyu Onsen Shun-no-Oyado Matsu-no-Yu
View from Wash Place
Koganeyu Onsen Shun-no-Oyado Matsu-no-Yu
Dressing Room
Koganeyu Onsen Shun-no-Oyado Matsu-no-Yu

Atmosphere of Matsu-no-Yu Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Matsu-no-Yu

Types of Hot Springs Simple sulfur spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Warm spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 27.6 C
ph 8.2
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Cold sensitivity, Relieving fatigue, Convalescent convalescence, Hemorrhoid, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase, Chronic skin diseases, Arteriosclerosis, Cut, Chronic woman's diseases
Contraindications Acute disease(when there is the heat in particular), Malignant tumor, Severe heart disease, Respiratory failure, Renal insufficiency, Hemorrhagic disease, High anemia, Sensitive person of the skin(Person of the photoallergy in particular), Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally
Indications of drinking Not drinking
Facilities Open-air bath(1), Indoor bath(2). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 600. Child: JPY 300.
Business hours 09:00-23:30
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (80 cars)
Telephone number +81-11-596-2131
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here
Mapcode 708 761 838*84

Yumoto Koganeyu

Yumoto Koganeyu is a hot spring hotel opened a business in 2008. There are 4 outdoor baths, 2 indoor baths, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 cold bath and 2 saunas at a bathhouse. Hot springs are simple sulfur spring, and are clear and colorless and have tasteless and sulfer smell. 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.

Appearance of Building
Koganeyu Onsen
700 Years-Old Katsura Tree
Koganeyu Onsen
Types of Hot Springs Simple sulfur spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Warm spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 28.8 C
ph 8.3
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, Chronic women's diseases, Cut, Diabetes
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, Sensitive skin, Photoallergy
Indications of drinking Diabetes, Gout, Constipation
Contraindications of drinking Diarrhea
Facilities Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(4), Sauna(2). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse. There is a chartered bath.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 750. Child: JPY 400.
Business hours 10:00-23:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (150 cars)
Telephone number +81-11-596-2111
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here
Mapcode 708 761 834*74

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Koganeyu Onsen.

Shun-no-Oyado Matsu-no-Yu(旬の御宿 まつの湯)    
Yumoto Koganeyu(湯元 小金湯)    

A page of Sapporo foods and onsen is here

Sapporo Foods and Onsen

A page of Shikotsu-Toya National Park is here

Shikotsu-Toya National Park

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