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Hot Springs with Smooth and Slippery Touch Can Be Drunk -Urahoro Rushin Onsen-

April 3rd, 2014

Urahoro Rushin Onsen

Urahoro Rushin Onsen (浦幌留真温泉) is a public bathhouse in Urahoro town located in the eastern part of Obihiro city. There is a building in the heart of a mountain in Urahoro. Hot springs were discovered in 1901. This current building was renewed in 2011. There are Rushin-Sansaku-no-Mori (留真散策の森), art works and cottages near the building, and tourists can stay at the cottages.

Art Work "Elevation" of Matthias Manor
Urahoro Rushin Onsen

There are 1 open-air bath, 2 indoor baths, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a bathhouse. The open-air bath is the size that about 3 people take a bath and are surrounded by blindfold fences, so people can not peep out from outside. But bathers can feel a sense of openness because they could look over trees of forest. The indoor bath has 2 bathtubs different in the temperature.

Open-air Bath
Urahoro Rushin Onsen
View from Open-air Bath
Urahoro Rushin Onsen
Indoor Bath (39 C)
Urahoro Rushin Onsen
Indoor Bath (43 C)
Urahoro Rushin Onsen

The hot springs are simple sulfur spring, and are clear and colorless and have a little sulfur taste and no smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 0.164 g. The hot springs are high alkaline water of ph 9.8. I suppose a few high alkaline hot springs in Hokkaido. The free-flowing hot spring had a very smooth and slipperily touch.

I See Open-air Bath from Indoor Bath
Urahoro Rushin Onsen

A drinking hot spring facility is installed, too, and hot springs are drinkable. It is said that it has an effect for diabetes, gout and constipation, and tasted a little sulfur. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room.

Dressing Room
Urahoro Rushin Onsen

Atmosphere of Urahoro Rushin Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Urahoro Rushin Onsen

Types of Hot Springs Simple sulfur spring (Type:Alkaline, Osmotic Pressure:Low, Spring Temperature Type:Warm spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 29.5 C
ph 9.8
Indications Neuralgia, Muscle pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulders, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoids, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic skin diseases, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Cut, Chronic skin diseases, Cold sensitivity, Diabetes
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 Diabetes, Gout, Constipation
Contraindications of drinking Diarrhea
Facilities Open-air bath(1), Indoor bath(3), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Elementary school student: JPY 300.
Business hours 11:00-21:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (30 cars)
Telephone number +81-15-576-4410
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 725 082 448*02

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Urahoro Rushin Onsen.

Urahoro Rushin Onsen Cottage(浦幌留真温泉コテージ)