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Great Hot Spring Like Natural Pond -Okupirika Onsen Yama-no-Ie in Imagane-

August 29th, 2014

Okupirika Onsen

Okupirika Onsen (奥美利河温泉) is a hot-spring place in Imakane town located in the northwest part of Hakodate city. There is Okupirika Onsen "Yama-no-Ie (山の家)", tourists can take a bath during only summer. There is Kur-plaza-pirika (クアプラザピリカ) on the foot of a mountain, and the tourists can take a bath all year. There are Pirika ski resort, Pirika camping ground, Pirika Dam and Pirika Ruins.

[Closing Down] Okupirika Onsen "Yama-no-Ie"

Yama-no-Ie is closing a business now. This is an article before closing.

After going ahead approximately 8 km through a paved road with the width of one car, there is the Natural Recreation Forest (自然休養林) that virgin beech forests grow very thickly. Walks are built, the tourists can enjoy a forest bathing and a hiking. Yama-no-Ie is a starting point. The hot springs were discovered in 1910. There are a staying ridge, a hot spring facility, a parking lot and an arbor at a site. A log house is hot spring facility near the parking lot. If visitors pay an entrance fee to the bath facility to a manager at the staying ridge, can take a bath. By the way, bathers have to gain permission to take a picture at a bathhouse from the manager.

Staying Ridge
Okupirika Onsen Yama-no-Ie in Imagane
View from Staying Ridge
Okupirika Onsen Yama-no-Ie in Imagane
Onsen Facility. Before Bathing, Bathers Pays Manager Rate
Okupirika Onsen Yama-no-Ie in Imagane

There are a dressing room and 1 indoor bath at the log house, it is a very simple structure. There is no shower, and shampoos and soaps are not provided. The bathers take a bath after pouring the hot springs on their body with a water tub. It is an open-air bath to deserve our attention. A large pond is the size that about 15 people take a bath, and the natural gushing fresh hot springs flow freely. I did not never see such the natural hot springs.

View from Open-air Bath. Opening
Okupirika Onsen Yama-no-Ie in Imagane
Hot Springs Gush out like Falls
Okupirika Onsen Yama-no-Ie in Imagane
Hot Springs Gushing Place near Doorway of Male Side
Okupirika Onsen Yama-no-Ie in Imagane
Mixed Bathing
Okupirika Onsen Yama-no-Ie in Imagane
Indoor Bath. Stylish White Wall
Okupirika Onsen Yama-no-Ie in Imagane
Indoor Bath
Okupirika Onsen Yama-no-Ie in Imagane

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 0.300 g. The open-air bath is mixed bathing, but the bathers can take a bath in their swimsuits or with covering their body with a towel. Because there is not a restroom at the dressing room, you shall get a wash beforehand at the restroom at the staying ridge. A staying is possible, too, but they accept a reservation only on a day before Saturday, Sunday and National Holiday.

Atmosphere of Okupirika Onsen "Yama-no-Ie" Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Okupirika Onsen "Yama-no-Ie"

Types of Hot Springs Simple hot spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 38.5 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
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 Mixed open-air bath(1), Sex-Segregated indoor bath(1).
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 300. Child: JPY 150. Infant: Free of charge.
Business hours 08:00-19:00.
Friday 10:00-19:00.
Regular closing day From November to April
Parking lot A parking lot is provided (20 cars)
Telephone number +81-137-82-0111
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 521 120 378*22

Kur-Plaza-Pirika

Kur-Plaza-Pirika is a hot-spring hotel. There are a park golf course and a ski resort near a building. Hot springs are sodium and calcium chloride spring, and are clear and colorless and have salty taste and a little sulfer smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at a bathhouse. A staying is possible, too.

Appearance of Building
Kur-Plaza-Pirika Okupirika Onsen in Imagane

Atmosphere of Kur-Plaza-Pirika Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Kur-Plaza-Pirika

Types of Hot Springs Sodium and calcium chloride spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Isotonic, Spring Temperature Type: Hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 41 C
ph 8.2
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 children, Chronic woman's diseases
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
Contraindications of drinking Kidney disease, High blood pressure and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facilities Open-air bath(1), Indoor bath(2), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 200. Infant: charge of free.
Business hours 10:00-22:00. Monday and Tuesday 12:00-22:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (150 cars)
Telephone number +81-137-83-7111
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 762 759 828*57

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Okupirika Onsen.

Kur-plaza-pirika(クアプラザピリカ)
Booking

A page of Secret Onsen of Hokkaido is here

Secret Onsen of Hokkaido

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