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Seaside Onsen Like Hideout -Misaki Onsen Hama-no-Yu in Hakodate-

June 25th, 2017


Misaki Onsen Hama-no-Yu (御崎温泉 浜の湯) is a public bath for local fishermen in Esan, Hakodate city and is known as a good onsen by Onsen Evangelist. It is nearby Esan Fish Port (恵山漁港). A bathroom is surrounded by a breakwater and is like a hideout. People will pass the onsen by obliviously if people do not know the Hama-no-Yu. There is a parking lot next to the bathroom. When I searched about Hama-no-Yu on the internet, I did not know that this onsen forbid strangers to take a bath. Because some strangers (tourists) scattered the bathroom or stealed a little token of people's gratitude, local people got angry. Therefore the local people requires strangers to use the bathroom cleanly. Please promise it if you visit here.

Hama-no-Yu and Parking Lot
Misaki Onsen in Hakodate
Be Carefull with Landslip
Misaki Onsen in Hakodate

After getting out of my car, I went to an entrance, and "A Pump Has Broken" was written on a signboard. I thought I might not be able to take a bath, but a bathtub was drawn fully. In addition, hot springs were trickling down from a hose, and I guessed that it meaned a small amount of water. The bathroom with a simple roof had a dressing place and a bathing place and was cleaned out. By the way, there is a blue box for a little token of your gratitude. Please give it a little token.

Misaki Onsen in Hakodate
View from Entrance
Misaki Onsen in Hakodate
Pump Seemed to Be Broken
Misaki Onsen in Hakodate

The mixed bathing indoor bath is the size that about 5 people can take a bath. Free flowing hot springs overflow from the bathtub. After the hot springs overflowed from the bathtub to the floor of the bathroom, it is interesting to note that brown color deposited on the floor. By the way, Misaki Onsen has some rules and prohibits bathers from taking a bath in their swimsuits or covereing their body with bath towels. Water temperature was around 40 C and was comfortable. I visited here around 13:00 on weekdays, and nobody came while I was bathing for about 30 minutes. So maybe it is not crowded around noon. The bathroom has windows, Unfortunately the sea can hardly be seen and it is not an ocean view. But the bathers can enjoy an extraordinary space.

Look of Bathroom
Misaki Onsen in Hakodate
View from Dressing Place
Misaki Onsen in Hakodate
Look of Bath Place
Misaki Onsen in Hakodate
Hot Springs Are Trickling Down from Hose
Misaki Onsen in Hakodate
View from Mixed Bathing Indoor Bath
Misaki Onsen in Hakodate
Free Flowing Hot Springs
Misaki Onsen in Hakodate
Petrified Hot Spring Ingredients
Misaki Onsen in Hakodate
Sea Can Hardly Be Seen
Misaki Onsen in Hakodate

The hot springs are calcium and sodium magnesium bicarbonate sulfate carbonated spring (カルシウム・ナトリウム・マグネシウム-硫酸塩・塩化物・炭酸水素塩泉), and are light green and opaque and have metallic taste and metallic smell. The hot springs seem to be drinkable, but there is not a drinking hot spring facility. It seems to be effective for Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic constipation, Diabetes, Gout, Liver disease, Chronic cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis and Obesity disease. * Maybe the hot springs become depleted by the pump trouble. Shampoos and soaps are not provided at the bathroom. There is not a restroom at the bathroom.

Dressing Place
Misaki Onsen in Hakodate

Atmosphere of Misaki Onsen Hama-no-Yu Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Misaki Onsen Hama-no-Yu

Types of Hot Springs Calcium and sodium magnesium bicarbonate sulfate carbonated spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source -
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Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Arteriosclerosis, Chronic skin diseases, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Cut, Burn, Chronic woman's diseases, Cold sensitivity, Weak child
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 constipation, Diabetes, Gout, Liver disease, Chronic cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, Obesity disease
Contraindications of drinking Kidney disease, High blood pressure, Diarrhea and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facilities Mixed bathing indoor bath (1)
Entrance fee to the bath facility a little token of your gratitude
Business hours 05:00-20:30
Regular closing day Open year all round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (3 cars)
Telephone number -
Home page Home page is not provided
Mapcode 875 155 146*40

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Misaki Onsen.

Ishida Onsen Ryokan(石田温泉旅館)
Esan Onsen Ryokan(恵山温泉旅館)

A page of Hakodate is here