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Wild Onsen on Shore of Lake Kussharo -Sanko Onsen in Teshikaga-

May 20th, 2015

Sanko Onsen (三香温泉) is a hot-spring ryokan on the shore of Lake Kussharo (屈斜路湖) in Teshikaga town located in the northern part of Kushiro city and was founded in 1980. There is a building near Wakoto Peninsula (和琴半島), but visitors possibly may be hard to find it. There are a main building and a wooden entrance when I arrived at there. A dog was kept in front of the entrance and he was gentle. His name is Kinta (キン太).

Dog Named Kinta
Sanko Onsen on Shore of Lake Kussharo in Teshikaga

It had a good old atmosphere such as the Showa period when I entered the entrance. An owner came out and said "There is only open-air bath". I did not understand the meaning at first, but he seemed to worry about rain on that day. I was fine and I paid an entrance fee to the bath facility, JPY 400, to him. He proceeded "Our bath is very wild". I could not help expecting.

Resting Place
Sanko Onsen on Shore of Lake Kussharo in Teshikaga

I went out of the entrance once and went to a bathhouse. The distance was approximately 10 m. There was a bird feeder on the way, and a wild animal seemed to come to eat. A firewood stove was installed at a wooden dressing room. It was cold in a winter. I went to the bathhouse. A large open-air bath was divided into three, and water temperature was different. There was not a roof and was surely wild. A view from open-air bath was not good, but it had a sence of openness very much. A wash place established along the bathtub was extraordinary, I got into high spirits.

Bathhouse
Sanko Onsen on Shore of Lake Kussharo in Teshikaga
Dressing Room
Sanko Onsen on Shore of Lake Kussharo in Teshikaga
Opne-air Bath
Sanko Onsen on Shore of Lake Kussharo in Teshikaga
Opne-air Bath Is Divided into Three, Water Temperature Is Different
Sanko Onsen on Shore of Lake Kussharo in Teshikaga
I Look at Lake Kussharo
Sanko Onsen on Shore of Lake Kussharo in Teshikaga
There Is Not Roof
Sanko Onsen on Shore of Lake Kussharo in Teshikaga
Hot Springs Are Gushing Out
Sanko Onsen on Shore of Lake Kussharo in Teshikaga
View from Opne-air Bath
Sanko Onsen on Shore of Lake Kussharo in Teshikaga
Clear and Colorless Hot Springs
Sanko Onsen on Shore of Lake Kussharo in Teshikaga
Hot Spring Ingredient Precipitated
Sanko Onsen on Shore of Lake Kussharo in Teshikaga

The hot springs are simple hot spring, and are clear and colorless and have tasteless and a little oil smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 0.630 g. Because hot springs seem to be drinkable, it tasted typical hot springs when I drank it. But unfortunately, there seems to be no effect. There are no showers, and shampoos and soaps are provided at the bathhouse. There is not a restroom at the dressing room. You should get a wash beforehand at the rest room of the main building. A staying is possible, too.

Atmosphere of Sanko Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Sanko Onsen

Types of Hot Springs Simple hot spring (Type: Weak alkali, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 48.0 C
ph 7.0
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic, Relieving fatigue, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase
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 Nothing
Facilities Open-air bath(3). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 400. Elementary school student: JPY 300.
Business hours 10:00-20:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Parking lot A free parking lot is provided (20 cars)
Telephone number +81-15-484-2140
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 731 548 489*15

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Sanko Onsen.

Sanko Onsen(三香温泉)    
Kussharo-Genya Youth Guesthouse(屈斜路原野ユースゲストハウス)  
Atreyu(アトレーユ)  
Kussharo Prince Hotel(屈斜路プリンスホテル)  
Polaris(ぽらりす)    
Lakeside Resort Pension CHATRAN(レイクサイドリゾートペンションチャトラン)    
Booking.com

A page of Secret Onsen of Hokkaido is here

Secret Onsen of Hokkaido

A page of Akan National Park is here

Akan National Park

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