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Fresh Free Flowing Hot Springs -Ofuna Onsen in Hakodate-

September 1st, 2014

Ofuna Onsen

Ofuna Onsen (大船温泉) is a hot spring place in Ofuna-cho, Hakodate city located in the northeastern part of Hakodate city. There are Kami-no-Yu "Hakodate Hiromeso" (上の湯「函館ひろめ荘」) and Shimo-no-Yu (下の湯) along Ofuna River. As for Shimo-no-Yu, it was said to be a public bath only for local people, but ordinary bathers can take a bath. A photography is prohibited at the site.

Kami-no-Yu Hotel Hakodate Hiromeso

As for Kami-no-Yu, Hiromeso is a hot spring facility for hotel guests and Minamikayabe rest center is a hot spring facility for day use guests. There are 2 outdoor bath, 1 indoor bath, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a bathhouse.

Appearance of Building
Ofuna Onsen Kaminoyu Hotel Hakodate Hiromeso

They have 2 types of hot springs. One is sulfur and sodium chloride spring, and is opaque and emerald green and has no taste and sulfur smell. The other is sodium chloride carbonated spring, and is clear and colorless and has a little salty and sulfur smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A staying is possible at the Hiromeso, too.

Types of Hot Springs (1)Sulfur and sodium chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
(2)Sodium chloride carbonated spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source (1)72.5 C
(2)57.1 C
ph (1)6.4
(2)6.5
Indications Neuralgia, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic skin disease, Healthy increase, Cold sensitivity
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 Outdoor bath(2), Indoor bath(3), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 400. Elementary School Student: JPY 150. Infant: JPY 70.
Business hours 10:00-21:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (60 cars)
Telephone number +81-138-25-6111
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 744 079 264*03

Shimo-no-Yu

As for Shimo-no-Yu, Shimo-no-Yu is a public bath with a long history. A hot spring hut was built in 1839. There is a bathhouse beside an owner's private house, and there is 1 indoor bath at the bathhouse. Both the appearance of the building and the interior decoration have a historical atmosphere. Fresh hot springs flow freely at a bathtub.

Hot springs are sulfur and sodium chloride spring, and are opaque and emerald green and have tasteless and sulfur smell. But I do not know details because there is not a hot spring analysis book. There is no shower and no amenities such as a shampoo. Because there is not a restroom at the building, You should get a wash before visiting here.

This is great onsen that people liking the hot springs can not stop loving. Because there is not a faucet of water to lower water temperature, a few onsen seems to bathe directly ourself at the pure hot springs. But I had to bear to heat and take a bath because the hot springs were quite hot. I came to have a pain in skin tinglingly. But after bathing, I felt very refreshing.

Types of Hot Springs Sulfur and sodium chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source -
ph -
Indications Neuralgia, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic skin disease, Healthy increase, Cold sensitivity
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 300.
Business hours 08:00-21:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Parking lot A free parking is provided (20 cars)
Telephone number -
Home page Home page is here

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Ofuna Onsen.

Hotel Hakodate Hiromeso(ホテル函館ひろめ荘)
Booking

A page of Hakodate is here

Hakodate

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