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Hot Springs Were Used as Drench in Those Days -Teshiogawa Onsen in Otoineppu-

June 9th, 2014

Teshiogawa Onsen Resort Center

Teshiogawa Onsen Resort Center (天塩川温泉住民保養センター) is a hot-spring hotel in Otoineppu village located between Asahikawa city and Wakkanai city. There is a building along Teshio River. It was founded in the 1920s. At first, it was popular for drinking hot springs, the hot springs were sold as a drench "Tokiwa Mineral Spring (常磐鉱泉)". It is the rare case that the hot springs are sold as a medicine. Unfortunately, the hot springs are drinkable now, but many people visit here to take a bath. There are a camping ground and a park golf course near the building, and there are Ougyo-no-Matsu (天仰の松 * Pine looking up to the sky) in the heart of mountains.

Camping Ground
Teshiogawa Onsen in Otoineppu Resort Center
Ougyo-no-Matsu. Bad Road
Teshiogawa Onsen in Otoineppu Resort Center

There are 1 outdoor bath and 2 indoor baths at the bathhouse. Only 1 indoor spa has the hot springs, and others have hot water. The outdoor bath is surrounded by rocks, and there are no blindfold fences, so it has a sense of openness, and bathers can look over Teshio River. But the outdoor bath seems to be closed because it is too cold in a winter.

Teshio River from Outdoor Bath
Teshiogawa Onsen in Otoineppu Resort Center
Outdoor Bath
Teshiogawa Onsen in Otoineppu Resort Center
View from Indoor Bath
Teshiogawa Onsen in Otoineppu Resort Center

The hot springs are sodium chloride carbonated spring, and are clear and light yellow and have a little salty taste and no smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room. A staying is possible, too.

Atmosphere of Resort Center Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Resort Center

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride carbonated spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Cold spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 8.9 C
ph 7.0
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Relieving fatigue, Chronic digestive diseases, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase, Weak child, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic woman's 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 Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(2). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 400. Child: JPY 200.
Business hours 10:00-21:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (60 cars)
Telephone number +81-1656-5-3330
Home page Home page is this
Reservation Jalan is this
Mapcode 651 840 899*18

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Teshiogawa Onsen.

Resort Center(住民保養センター)