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It Is Said That Hot Spring Resort Is Most Oldest in Eastern Hokkaido -Mashu Onsen in Teshikaga-

March 16th, 2014

Mashu Onsen

Mashu Onsen (摩周温泉) is a hot-spring resort in Teshikaga town located in the northern part of Kushiro city. The hot-spring resort has an old history, because Mr. Nanauemon Motoyama (本山七右衛門), the founder of Mashu Park Hotel, settled down in Teshikaga to run a hot spring facility in 1885, They advocate the hot spring which is the oldest in the eastern part of Hokkaido. In addition, adjacent Tobetsu Onsen (鐺別温泉) was unified into the Mashu Onsen. Tourists can take a day trip bath at Hotel Mashu (ホテル摩周), Tobetsu Onsen Kame-no-Yu (鐺別温泉 亀之湯) and Tobestu Onsen Guest House Mako (鐺別温泉 温泉民宿摩湖).

Tobetsu Onsen Kame-no-Yu

Kame-no-Yu is a public bath. An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 200. I paid money at a reception desk like Bandai (platform for the attendant at which to collect a fee or watch over the dressing rooms, placed near the entrance). Bamboo net cloth baskets were piled up mountain‐high at a dressing room, and large mirrors presented by a local shop were hanged on a wall. It has an atmosphere such as Showa period and is nice.

Appearance of Building
Mashu Onsen Tobetsu Onsen Kame-no-Yu
Entrance
Mashu Onsen Tobetsu Onsen Kame-no-Yu

When I read Tweets, Kame-no-Yu seems to be popular.

There is 1 indoor bath at a bathhouse. I took a bath while feeling cold, but a local regular customer seemed to know how to warm up the hot springs. The hot springs are simple hot spring, and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 0.919 g. Unfortunately, the hot springs are not drinkable. Because shampoos and body soaps are not provided at the bathhouse, bathers must bring those. There is a restroom at the dressing room.

Indoor Bath
Mashu Onsen Tobetsu Onsen Kame-no-Yu

Atmosphere of Tobetsu Onsen Kame-no-Yu Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Tobetsu Onsen Kame-no-Yu

Types of Hot Springs Simple hot spring (Type: Alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 83 C
ph 8.7
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, 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 JPY 200.
Business hours 06:00-20:00
Regular closing day 5 day, 15 day and 25 day
Parking lot A free parking is provided (10 cars)
Telephone number +81-154-82-2233
Home page Home page is here

2-3-1 Sakuragaoka, Teshikaga Town, Kamikawa District

Hotel Mashu

Hotel Mashu is a hot-spring hotel founded in 1980. An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 400. There is 1 indoor bath at a bathhouse. Hot springs are sodium chloride spring, and are clear and colorless and have a little salty taste and no smell. Shampoos and soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A staying is possible, too.

Appearance of Building
Hotel Mashu

When I read Tweets, Hotel Mashu seems to be popular.

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride spring (Type: Acidic, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 65.8 C
ph 7.9
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, Weak child, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic women's diseases, 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
Indications of drinking Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic cholecystitis
Contraindications of drinking Kidney disease, High blood pressure and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facilities Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 400. Child: JPY 300.
Business hours 08:00-22:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (30 cars)
Telephone number +81-15-482-2141
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here

Tobestu Onsen Guest House Mako

Tobestu Onsen Guest House Mako is a hot-spring inn that opens only in a summer and dose not open in a winter. An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 300. There are 2 indoor baths at a bathhouse. Hot springs are simple hot spring, and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A staying is possible, too.

Appearance of Building
Tobestu Onsen Guest House Mako

When I read Tweets, Guest House Mako seems to be popular.

Types of Hot Springs Simple hot spring (Type: Alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 79 C
ph 8.4
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Cut, Burn, Chronic skin diseases, Weak child, Chronic women's diseases, Arteriosclerosis
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 Adults: JPY 300. Children: JPY 150.
Business hours 16:00-21:00 (From July to September, it start business at 12:00 )
Regular closing day From January to March
Parking lot A free parking is provided (6 cars)
Telephone number +81-15-482-5124
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Mashu Onsen.

Hotel Mashu(ホテル摩周)  
Guest House Mako(温泉民宿 摩湖)    
Onsen Minshuku Kita-no-Daichi(温泉民宿 北の大地)  
Pension Birao(ペンション Birao)    
Minshuku New Hatoya(民宿 ニューはとや)    
Mashuko Youth Hostel(摩周湖 ユ-スホステル)    

A page of Akan National Park is here

Akan National Park

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