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[Shukubai Onsen in Chitose] Day Trip Bath and Moor Hot Springs Can Be Enjoyed near New Chitose Airport

April 7th, 2015

Shukubai Onsen (祝梅温泉) is a hot spring facility for day trip bath near Camp Higashi-Chitose (東千歳駐屯地) in Chitose city, and is well-known as onsen like ruins, but I think that the Shukubai Onsen is not as collapse as people. It is popular for local people and onsen enthusiasts, and is close to New Chitose Airport. The hot spring facility is like a private house surrounded by forests and fields, and bathers have to enter a living room, and have to go to a small public bathroom.

Shukubai Onsen Is Written on Pin of Bowling
Chitose, Shukubai Onsen
Appearance of Building
Chitose, Shukubai Onsen

I visited here around 13:30. It was before business hours, but I was permitted to take a bath by an owner, and I took a bath. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 350. At business start, hot springs seem to be very hot, and seem to get warm depending on passage of time. Shampoos and body soaps are not provided at the small public bathroom, so the bathers must bring those theirselves.

Pet Dog
Chitose, Shukubai Onsen

The bathers go to semibasement the small public bathroom from a dressing room. There is 1 indoor bath at the small public bathroom, and it is the size that about 8 people take a bath. Japanese-style garden is built on the site, too, and the bathers can relax.

Entrance of Semibasement to Public Bathroom
Chitose, Shukubai Onsen

The hot springs are sodium chloride carbonated cold spring with moor spring, and are clear and brown and have neither taste nor smell. The bath uses heated 100% natural cold spring with firewood. The fresh cold springs are used for water of showers, and the hot spring facility has a characteristic that the bathers can use the fresh hot springs abundantly. The hot springs have a slippery touch. I drank the cold springs a little, and those had a mild taste. The hot springs were surely very hot when I took a bath at once. The effective temperature was around 45 C. Still I had been endured it, and I had a skin tingling with heat.

Public Bathroom
Chitose, Shukubai Onsen
Washing Place
Chitose, Shukubai Onsen
View from Indoor Bath
Chitose, Shukubai Onsen
Brown Moor Hot Springs
Chitose, Shukubai Onsen
Outside View
Chitose, Shukubai Onsen

Afterwards, a local bather came to bath. He said "Because the hot springs are very hot at this time, I always wash my body and wait to cool hot springs". The cold springs seem to gush out from 120m underground and 80 m underground, and the bath seems to use the heated cold springs from 120 m underground. In addition, bath for women seems to be hotter than the bath for men. By the way, a restroom is not installed at a dressing room. A hair dryer is installed only at the dressing room for women.

Dressing Room
Chitose, Shukubai Onsen

Atmosphere of Shukubai Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Shukubai Onsen

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride carbonated cold spring (Type: Alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Cold spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 21.6 C
ph 8.6
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase, Weak child, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic woman's diseases, Cold sensitivity, 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 digestive diseases, Chronic constipation, Diabetes, Gout, Liver disease
Facilities Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 350. Child: JPY 250.
Business hours 14:00-21:00
Regular closing day Wednesday
Parking lot A parking lot is provided (10 cars)
Telephone number +81-123-29-2222
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 230 023 764*23

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