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Beautiful Scenery and Free-Flowing Hot-Sprin -Niseko Goshiki Onsen-

October 25th, 2014

Niseko Goshiki Onsen

Niseko Goshiki Onsen (ニセコ五色温泉) is a small hot-spring town in Niseko town located in the southwestern part of Sapporo city. There are Goshikinuma Onsen Ryokan (五色温泉旅館), Niseko Yama-no-Ie (ニセコ山の家) and Goshiki Onsen Information Center (五色温泉インフォメーションセンター). Mountain climbers often use a base of Mt. Annupuri (アンヌプリ) and Mt. Iwonupuri (イワオヌプリ). "Goshiki Onsen seems to have 5 types of hot springs" or "Sulfur is mixed with the hot springs, and it looks 5 colors" are origin of the goshiki's name. Goshiki means 5 colors in English. There is much snow in a winter, a road of the Kutchan side is closed to traffic in the winter season (from November to May). Yama-no-Ie and Goshiki Onsen Information Center stop a business, too.

Hydrothermal Vent
Niseko goshiki onsen

Goshiki Onsen Ryokan

Goshiki Onsen Ryokan has 2 bathhouses. There are Daiyokujo (大浴場) and Karamatsu-no-Yu (カラマツの湯). If bathers move from the bathhouse to the bathhouse, must move in their clothes. There is the bathhouse at Goshiki Onsen Ryokan Annex (五色温泉旅館別館), but it did not open at that day when I came. Hot springs are acidic sulfur magnesium and sodium and calcium sulfate chloride spring, and are milky white and have acid taste and sulfur smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredient are 4.574 g. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at each bathhouses. A restroom and a free hair dryer are installed at a dressing room. A staying is possible, too.

Appearance of Building
Goshiki Onsen Ryokan Niseko Goshiki Onsen
Entrances of Bathhouses. Karamatsu-no-Yu Is Divided into Man and Woman
Goshiki Onsen Ryokan Niseko Goshiki Onsen
Dressing Room
Goshiki Onsen Ryokan Niseko Goshiki Onsen

There are 1 open-air bath and 2 indoor baths at the Daiyokujo. A scenery from this open-air bath is splendid. Bathers can look at Mt. Annupuri and Mt. Iwonupuri. The open-air bath is the size that about 10 people take a bath. But the hot springs are considerably hot nearby a mouth of hot spring source. I could not endure the heat of the hot springs and took a bath at a remotest part of the hot spring mouth near an outlet.

Open-air Bath
Goshiki Onsen Ryokan Niseko Goshiki Onsen
Open-air Bath
Goshiki Onsen Ryokan Niseko Goshiki Onsen
Nice Scenery
Goshiki Onsen Ryokan Niseko Goshiki Onsen

Similarly, the large bath of the hot springs at Daiyokujo was too hot to me, and I gave up bathing. I flew up when I put my foot at the bathtub. However, the hot springs were suitable temperature of the hot springs at a small bath with the size that about 5 people take a bath. I was able to take a bath comfortably. However, because the mouth of the hot springs was considerable heat, Unfortunately, I could not drink it with my hands. I challenged it several times, but the hot springs were too hot.

2 Indoor Bath
Goshiki Onsen Ryokan Niseko Goshiki Onsen
Indoor Bath
Goshiki Onsen Ryokan Niseko Goshiki Onsen

There are 1 open-air bath and 1 indoor bath at Karamatsu-no-Yu. A new building is a special featurea. It is inferior to Daiyokujo of the view from the open-air bath, but I am glad that I can take a bath at suitable temperature. Similarly, the indoor bath is the suitable temperature, too. But it is not so large and is the size that about 5 people take each bathes. If you will enjoy the scenery, Daiyokujo is most suitable. If you take a long bathing, Karamatsu-no-Yu is most suitable.

Dressing Room at Karamatsu-no-Yu
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Indoor Bath at Karamatsu-no-Yu
Goshiki Onsen Ryokan Niseko Goshiki Onsen
Open-air Bath at Karamatsu-no-Yu
Goshiki Onsen Ryokan Niseko Goshiki Onsen
Open-air Bath at Karamatsu-no-Yu
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Look Down from Outdoor Spa
Goshiki Onsen Ryokan

Atmosphere of Goshiki Onsen Ryokan Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Goshiki Onsen Ryokan

Types of Hot Springs Acidic sulfur magnesium and sodium and calcium sulfate chloride spring (Type: Acidic, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 76.1 C
ph 2.6
Indications Neuralgia, Muscle pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulders, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Relieving fatigue, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoids, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic women's diseases, Cut, Burn, Weak child, Diabetes, High blood pressure, 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 Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, Obesity disease, Diabetes, Gout, Constipation
Contraindications of drinking Diarrhea
Facilities Open-air bath(2), Indoor bath(3). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 700. Child: JPY 500.
Business hours From May 01 to October 31 08:00-20:00
From November 01 to April 30 10:00-19:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (80 cars)
Telephone number +81-136-58-2707
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 398 436 507*24

Niseko Yama-no-Ie

Niseko Yama-no-Ie opens only during a summer. There are 1 open-air bath and 1 indoor bath at a bathhouse. Hot springs are acidic sulfur magnesium and sodium and calcium sulfate chloride spring, and are milky white and have acid taste and sulfur smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A staying is possible, too.

Appearance of Building
Niseko Yama-no-Ie Niseko Goshiki Onsen

Atmosphere of Niseko Yama-no-Ie Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Niseko Yama-no-Ie

Types of Hot Springs Acidic sulfur magnesium and sodium and calcium sulfate chloride spring (Type: Acidic, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 76.1 C
ph 2.6
Indications Neuralgia, Muscle pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulders, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoids, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Cut, Burn, Chronic skin diseases, Weak child, Chronic women's diseases, Arteriosclerosis, Diabetes, High blood pressure
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, Cholelithiasis, Obesity disease, Diabetes, Gout, Constipation
Contraindications of drinking Diarrhea
Facilities Open-air bath(1), Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Elementary school student: JPY 300. Infant: Free of charge.
Business hours 10:00-21:00
Regular closing day From November to May
Parking lot A free parking is provided (50 cars)
Telephone number +81-136-58-2611
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 398 436 419*88

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Goshiki Onsen.

Goshiki Onsen Ryokan(五色温泉旅館)
Booking
Niseko Yama-no-Ie(ニセコ山の家)
Booking
Rakuten

A page of Niseko is here

Niseko

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