Northernmost Onsen in Japanese -Wakkanai Onsen Domu-
February 9th, 2014
Domu (童夢) is a public bath in Wakkanai city. It is said that this onsen is located in the north most in Japan, and visitors can stay at several hot spring hotels near a bulding. There are Cape Noshappu (ノシャップ岬) and Wakkanai Youth House (稚内青年の家) near the building. There is a restraunt "Yunagi (夕凪)" at the building, too. It seemed to be popular by local people, and many visitors came to take a bath. By the way, a photography was prohibited at a bathhouse. Bad luck!
There are 1 open-air bath, 2 indoor baths, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 cascading bath, 1 medicated bath, 1 cold bath and 2 saunas at the bathhouse. If it is fine, the bathhouse gets drenched in sunlight and it is a very comfortable. The open-air bath has a sence of openness and the bathers can look at the Sea of Japan and Mt. Rishirifuji. It is really nice scenery.
When I read Tweets, Domu seems to be popular.
朝日新聞デジタル：稚内温泉童夢（稚内市） - 北海道 - 地域 https://t.co/4LOcbv3cwm— しん(寒冷地仕様) (@sin_w) 2016, 2月 8
稚内童夢温泉いいお湯でした♪— のりものかかり (@norimonokakari) 2015, 8月 13
Hot springs are sodium chloride carbonated spring, and are a little opaque and light yellow and have salty taste and oil smell. The hot springs are used a source of the hot spring diluted 5 times with water. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 6.020 g. Unfortunately, the hot spring are not drinkable. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room.
|Types of Hot Springs||Sodium chloride carbonated spring (Type: Weak acidic, Osmotic Pressure: High, Spring Temperature Type: Hot spring)|
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||38.4 C|
|Indications||Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic skin diseases, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Weak child, 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|
|Contraindications of drinking||Kidney disease, High blood pressure, and diseases accompanied by edema in general|
|Facilities||Open-air bath(1), Indoor bath(7), Sauna(2). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.|
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||More than a high school student: JPY 600. First to 9th grade student: JPY 300. Infant (less than primary schoolchild): JPY 100.|
|Regular closing day||First Monday (First Monday and Tuesday in April and October) * In the case of a holiday, a closed day is closed the next day.|
|Parking lot||A free parking is provided (74 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is here|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Wakkanai Onsen.
|Onsen Minshuku Kita-no-Yado(温泉民宿 北乃宿)|
|Wafu Pension Fujikado(和風ペンション 富士門)|
|Soya Palace(宗谷 パレス)|
A page of Wakkanai is here