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).
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.
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.
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
|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|
|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.|
|Regular closing day||Irregular closing day|
|Parking lot||A free parking lot is provided (20 cars)|
|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.
|Kussharo-Genya Youth Guesthouse(屈斜路原野ユースゲストハウス)|
|Kussharo Prince Hotel(屈斜路プリンスホテル)|
|Lakeside Resort Pension CHATRAN(レイクサイドリゾートペンションチャトラン)|
A page of Secret Onsen of Hokkaido is here
Secret Onsen of Hokkaido
A page of Akan National Park is here
Akan National Park