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Wonderful Scenery and Free Flowing Hot Springs -Niseko Kogane Onsen-

June 1st, 2015

Niseko Kogane Onsen (ニセコ黄金温泉) is a hot spring facility in Rankoshi town. Hayashi couple, a little less than 80 years old, runs it. Originally they were a farm family, and hot springs gushed out when they dug agricultural well water, and they built the hot spring facility at their site. I was surprised at the hot spring facility because all facilities about the hot springs were handmade. Niseko Kogane Onsen is famous for having a semi-mixed bathing open-air bath and fresh free flowing hot spring. Many hot spring enthusiasts come to this hot spring facility. By the way, visitors can not take a bath in a winter.

Appearance of Building
Niseko kogane Onsen
Dressing Room
Niseko kogane Onsen
Stickies with Message Are Put on Wall
Niseko kogane Onsen

There are 1 indoor bath, 1 large open-air bath, 1 small open-air bath and 2 open-air pot baths at a bathhouse. If it is fine, a view of the open-air bath is wonderful. Bathers can look at Mt. Yotei (羊蹄山) from open-air bath. Water temperature of the indoor bath was the highest, and the large open-air bath might be warm. In addition, the hot springs were oxidized and became yellow ocher.

Indoor Bath
Niseko kogane Onsen
View from Indoor Bath
Niseko kogane Onsen
Hot Spring Ingredients Precipitate to Rock
Niseko kogane Onsen
Open-air Bath
Niseko kogane Onsen
Semi-Mixed Bathing Open-air Bath
Niseko kogane Onsen
View from Open-air Bath
Niseko kogane Onsen
Bather Can Look at Mt. Yotei
Niseko kogane Onsen
Hot Springs Flow to Pond
Niseko kogane Onsen

By the way, the hot springs of small open-air bath and open-air pot baths seemed to gush out without oxidizing and its color was clear. In addition, natural air bubbles rose from the bottom! This was very interesting.

Small Bath. Carbonated Hot Springs Are Gushing out from Bottom
Niseko kogane Onsen
Pot Bath. Carbonated Hot Springs Are Gushing out from Bottom
Niseko kogane Onsen
My Leg Has Air Buble
Niseko kogane Onsen

The hot springs are sodium chloride bicarbonate sulfate spring, and are opaque and yellow ocher and have metallic taste and metallic taste smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredient are 3.389 g. The hot springs are used for a shower and a water service at the bathhouse, too. Because the hot springs were drinkable, I drank it from a faucet with my hands. It had a metallic taste and carbonic acid was not felt. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A free hair dryer is installed in a dressing room. You should get a wash beforehand at a restroom of outside.

Dressing Room
Niseko kogane Onsen
Resting Place
Niseko kogane Onsen

Atmosphere of Niseko kogane Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Niseko kogane Onsen

Spring quality Sodium chloride bicarbonate sulfate spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 36.7 C
ph 6.8
Indication 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, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic women's diseases, Weak child, Burn, Cut, 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 constipation, Chronic cholecystitis, Gout, Diabetes, Liver disease, Cholelithiasis, Obesity disease
Contraindications of drinking Kidney disease, High blood pressure, Diseases accompanied by edema in general, Diarrhea
Facilities Open-air bath(4), Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse. But open-air bath is semi-segregation.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 300.
Business hours 10:00-20:00
Regular closing day From November to April
Parking lot A free parking is provided (10 cars)
Telephone number +81-136-58-2654
Home page Home page is not provided
Mapcode 398 195 227*20

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Rankoshi.

Yugomori-no-Yado Adajo(湯ごもりの宿アダージョ)      
Tsukimi-no-Yado Akahane(月美の宿 紅葉音)    
Pension and Cottage Kazemidori(ペンション&コテージ風みどり)    
Pension Tinkerbell(ペンションティンカーベル)      

A page of Great Onsen of Hokkaido is here

Great Onsen of Hokkaido

A page of Niseko is here