Secret Onsen Can Be Enjoyed Real "From the North Country" -Banjyaku Onsen in Yakumo-
October 3rd, 2016
Banjyaku Onsenso (盤石温泉荘) is a hot spring hut in Yakumo town located in the northwest of Hakodate city and next to Kaminoyu Onsen (上の湯温泉). It may be named after along a forest road "Bajuyakudake Line (盤石岳線)". This hot spring hut is open to the public through an owenr who runs Ykiniku Ryozanpaku (焼肉梁山泊) in Hakodate. Thanks the owner for taking a bath! So visitors must keep this hut clean.
It is kind of hard to find the place, As I went the gravel road with width one-car size, I became anxious whether this road was right road. But a marking convex traffic mirror at a road curve caught my eyes, so I was relieved.
The solitary hut is built on a mountain and is just like a real hanmade hut that were used by TV drama series "From the North Country". I should not wonder if Mr. Goro, the leading role, appears at the hut. It is famous for enjoying fresh free flowing hot springs for free of charge or small token of appreciation. The fresh hot springs and a good old atmosphere attract many onsen fans. It is just a secret onsen and is very good. The visitors came almost every day when I read a providing note.
A dressing room and a bathroom are provided at the hut that about 3 people can enter. It is not said this hut is very clean. But it is okay to feel the atomosphere of "From the North Country".
There is a bathtub surrounded by rocks at the bathroom and it is the size that about 2 people can take a bath. I felt metallic odor. Fresh hot springs are alway flowing freely, so petrified hot spring ingredients are very nice, too. Water temperature of the hot springs was about 40 c and moderate water temperature to me. Its taste is salty and it has an effective to warm bather's body. By the way, I almost fell down at the slipeery bottom of the bathtub. Be careful!
There are not a restroom and a frre hair dryer at the dressing room, so you should get a wash beforehand at the restroom. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathroom, but those are private shampoos and body soaps, so the visitors prohibit the use. In addition, the bathers have to take a bath after pouring the hot spring on their body with a water tub and rinse off their surface dirt and sweat. by the way, beware of bears, and beware of leaf beetles in a summer.
Atmosphere of Banjyaku Onsenso Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Types of Hot Springs||-|
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||-|
|Indications of drinking||-|
|Facilities||Mixed bathing bath(1)|
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||small token of appreciation or Free of charge|
|Business hours||Open 24 hours|
|Regular closing day||Irregular closing day|
|Parking lot||A parking lot is provided (2 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is not provided|
|Mapcode||687 164 557*33|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Banjyaku Onsen.
|Pacific Onsen Hotel Seiryuen(パシフィック温泉ホテル 清龍園)||
|Onsen Ryokan Ginkonyu(温泉旅館 銀婚湯)||
A page of Secret Onsen of Hokkaido is this
Secret Onsen of Hokkaido