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June 12th, 2016

Sakazuki Onsen

Sakazuki Onsen (盃温泉) in Tomari village (泊) is in the west coast of Shakotan Peninsula located in the western part of Otaru city. Hot springs were begun to be used in 1905. Sakazuki Onsen is roughly divided into 2 area, Benten Island Area (弁天島エリア) and Sakazuki Fishing Port Area (盃漁港エリア). There are 6 accommodations in total, and tourists can take a day trip bath at Onsen Minshuku Rest-House Iwata (温泉民宿レストハウスいわた) and Sakazuki Moiwa Onsen Hotel (茂岩温泉ホテル) in Benten Island Area and at Chokoso (潮香荘) in Sakazuki Fishing Port Area. There are the Benten Island (弁天島), the Sakazuki Sea-Bathing Place (盃海水浴場), the Moiwakanko Toilet (もいわ観光トイレ) and the Sakazuki Camping Ground (盃野営場) around the Sakazuki Onsen.

Sakazuki Onsen
Sakazuki Onsen in Tomari
Benten Island
Sakazuki Onsen in Tomari
Walking Path
Sakazuki Onsen in Tomari
Sakazuki Sea-Bathing Place
Sakazuki Onsen in Tomari
Moiwakanko Toilet
Sakazuki Onsen in Tomari

Chokaso

Chokaso (潮香荘) is a hot-spring ryokan on a hill in the Sakazuki Fishing Port Area (盃漁港エリア). Shibui building make me feel Showa period. An entrance fee is JPY 500. A staying is possible, too. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at a bathhouse. A free hair dryer is installed at a dressing room. There is not a restroom at the dressing room, so you should get a wash beforehand at the restroom along a corridor.

Appearance of Building
Sakazuki Onsen Chokaso in Tomari
Entrances of Bathhouses for Men and Women
Sakazuki Onsen Chokaso in Tomari
Dressing Room
Sakazuki Onsen Chokaso in Tomari
Bathroom Sink
Sakazuki Onsen Chokaso in Tomari

There are 1 open-air bath that about 10 people can take a bath, 1 indoor bath that about 10 people can take a bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at the bathhouse. Hot springs at the open-air bath is more lukewarm than the hot springs at the inddor bath. By the way, views from the open-air bath is a highlight. It is very nice, and bathers can look over Sakazuki Port and the Sea of Japana. Blindfold fence is built, so the bathers would not be able to see the views while bathing, but you might as well enjoy the cool air while seeing the views.

Indoor Bath
Sakazuki Onsen Chokaso in Tomari
Hot Springs Are Gushing Out
Sakazuki Onsen Chokaso in Tomari
Free Flowing Hot Spring
Sakazuki Onsen Chokaso in Tomari
View from Indoor Bath
Sakazuki Onsen Chokaso in Tomari
Sauna
Sakazuki Onsen Chokaso in Tomari
Cold Bath
Sakazuki Onsen Chokaso in Tomari
Open-Air Bath
Sakazuki Onsen Chokaso in Tomari
View from Open-Air Bath
Sakazuki Onsen Chokaso in Tomari
View from Open-Air Bath
Sakazuki Onsen Chokaso in Tomari
Hot Springs Are Gushing Out
Sakazuki Onsen Chokaso in Tomari
Free Flowing Hot Springs
Sakazuki Onsen Chokaso in Tomari
View from Open-Air Bath
Sakazuki Onsen Chokaso in Tomari

The hot springs are calcium and sodium sulfate spring, and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell. Sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 1.452 g. The hot springs seem to be drinkable, but a faciliy for drnking the hot springs is not founded. A free cold water dispenser is provided near the entrances of the bathhouses for men and women. In addition, there are a game place and a capsule toy place at the building.

Free Cold Water Dispenser Is Provided
Sakazuki Onsen Chokaso in Tomari
Resting Room
Sakazuki Onsen Chokaso in Tomari
Game Place
Sakazuki Onsen Chokaso in Tomari
Capsule Toys
Sakazuki Onsen Chokaso in Tomari

Atmosphere of Chokaso Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Chokaso

Types of Hot Springs Calcium and sodium sulfate spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 43.7 C
ph 7.6
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, Arteriosclerosis, Chronic skin diseases, Cut, Burn
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 cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, Chronic constipation, Obesity disease, Diabetes, Gout
Contraindications of drinking Kidney disease, High blood pressure, Diarrhea and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facilities Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(2), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 350. Infant: Free of charge.
Business hours 10:00-20:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Parking lot A free parking is provided (20 cars)
Telephone number +81-135-75-2111
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 775 069 627*06

Onsen Minshuku Rest-House Iwata

Onsen Minshuku Rest-House Iwata is Japanese-style hot-spring ryokan. I visited here around 10:00 on weekdays. I did not find an owner for a while, but about 10 minutes later I was able to find him. He did something afternoon when I asked him, and he said "You could take a bath only just now", I would take a bath. An entrance fee to the bath facility was JPY 400. I walked through a dining room and took off my shoes, and raised a corridor and walked to an entrance of bathroom. Many small paper lanterns at corridor caught my eyes.

Appearance of building
Sakazuki Onsen Rest-House Iwata in Tomari
Dining Room
Sakazuki Onsen Rest-House Iwata in Tomari
Small Paper Lanterns
Sakazuki Onsen Rest-House Iwata in Tomari
Dressing Room
Sakazuki Onsen Rest-House Iwata in Tomari

There are 2 bathrooms, and each bath rooms have indoor baths. Each indoor baths are the size that about 4 people take a bath. The bathrooms were small, but other visitors did not come, and I relaxed. Hot springs are calcium and sodium sulfate spring, and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 1.548 g. The hot springs are used fresh hot springs. A shampoo and soaps are provided at the bathhouse. Because there is not a restroom at the dressing room, You should get a wash beforehand at the restroom along the corridor. A staying is possible, too.

Indoor Bath
Sakazuki Onsen Rest-House Iwata in Tomari
Hot Springs Are Gushing Out
Sakazuki Onsen Rest-House Iwata in Tomari
Look of Bathroom
Sakazuki Onsen Rest-House Iwata in Tomari
Clear and Colorless Hot Springs
Sakazuki Onsen Rest-House Iwata in Tomari
Indoor Bath
Sakazuki Onsen Rest-House Iwata in Tomari
Hot Springs Are Gushing Out
Sakazuki Onsen Rest-House Iwata in Tomari
Clear and Colorless Hot Springs
Sakazuki Onsen Rest-House Iwata in Tomari
Resting Place
Sakazuki Onsen Rest-House Iwata in Tomari
Resting Place
Sakazuki Onsen Rest-House Iwata in Tomari

Atmosphere of Rest-House Iwata Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Rest-House Iwata

Types of Hot Springs Calcium and sodium sulfate spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 46.7 C
ph 8.0
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, Arteriosclerosis, Chronic skin diseases, Cut, Burn
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(2). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 400.
Business hours 10:00-20:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Parking lot A parking lot is provided (5 cars)
Telephone number +81-135-75-2138
Home page Home page is not provided
Mapcode 775 099 261*52

Moiwa Onsen Hotel

Moiwa Onsen Hotel is a hot-spring ryokan in Benten Island Area. There is 1 indoor bath at a bathhouse. Visitors can enjoy fresh hot springs.

Appearance of Building
Sakazuki Onsen in Tomari
Types of Hot Springs Calcium and sodium sulfate spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 45.9 C
ph 8.0
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, Arteriosclerosis, Chronic skin diseases, Cut, Burn
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 Adult: JPY 400.
Business hours 15:00-20:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Parking lot A free parking is provided (8 cars)
Telephone number +81-135-75-2106
Home page Home page is not provided
Mapcode 775 099 261*37

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Sakazuki Onsen.

Onsen Minshuku Rest-House Iwata(温泉民宿レストハウスいわた)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Sakazuki Onsen Chokoso(盃温泉 潮香荘)
Booking

A page of Shakotan Peninsula is here

Shakotan Peninsula

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