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Relaxing with Sense of Openness -Yakumo Onsen Obokoso-

June 23rd, 2015

Obokoso

Obokoso (おぼこ荘) is a hot-spring hotel in Yakumo town located in northwest part of Hakodate city. There is a building in mountains far away from any place inhabited by people. It was founded in 1985. It is famous for enjoying fresh free flowing hot springs.

Entrance of Bathhouse
Yakumo Onsen Obokoso
Dressing Room
Yakumo Onsen Obokoso

When I read Tweets, Obokoso seems to be popular.

There are 1 open-air bath and 1 indoor bath at a bathhouse. A type of the hot springs of the indoor bath is different from the open-air bath. The type of the hot springs of the open-air bath is sodium chloride carbonated spring, and is opaque and ocher and has neither taste nor smell. The type of the hot springs of the indoor bath is calcium and sodium bicarbonate chloride spring, and is opaque and light green and has metallic taste and no smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 3.831 g. Unfortunately, the hot springs are not drinkable because the permission of the public health center is not provided.

Indoor Bath
Yakumo Onsen Obokoso
Open-air Bath
Yakumo Onsen Obokoso

The indoor bath is a bathtub surrounded by rocks that a huge rock takes my eyes. The hot springs are gushing out from rocks, and the hot springs flow to a downstream outlet. The hot spring ingredients petrified on stagnant hot springs and floated. The hot spring ingredients seem to be rich. As for the open-air bath, it has a great sense of openness! There is no anything disturbing eyes. Namari river flows in front and we can hear the murmuring of the river. We take a bath while seeing a nature and we are very comfortable.

Hot Springs Are Gushing Out between Rocks
Yakumo Onsen Obokoso
View from Bathtub Surrounded by Rocks
Yakumo Onsen Obokoso
Hot Spring Ingredients Petrified
Yakumo Onsen Obokoso
Corridor to Open-air Bath
Yakumo Onsen Obokoso
River Flows Just below Open-air Bath
Yakumo Onsen Obokoso
Open-air Bath
Yakumo Onsen Obokoso
Namari River
Yakumo Onsen Obokoso
Hot Spring Ingredients Petrified
Yakumo Onsen Obokoso
Hot Springs Are Opaque and Ocher
Yakumo Onsen Obokoso
Great Sense of Openness!
Yakumo Onsen Obokoso

Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. In addition, a restroom and hair dryers (paid and free) are installed at a dressing room, too. A staying is possible, too.

Dressing Room
Yakumo Onsen Obokoso
Japanese Resting Room
Yakumo Onsen Obokoso

Atmosphere of Obokoso Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Obokoso

Types of Hot Springs (1)Calcium and sodium bicarbonate chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
(2)Sodium chloride carbonated spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source (1)49.1 C
(2)45.5 C
ph (1)6.3
(2)6.4
Indication Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Cut, Burn, Chronic skin diseases, Weak child, Chronic women's diseases
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
Contraindications of drinking Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic constipation, Gout, Diabetes, Liver disease
Indications of drinking Kidney disease, High blood pressure, Diseases accompanied by edema in general, Diarrhea
Facilities Open-air bath(1), Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Elementary school student: JPY 250.
Business hours From April to November 11:00-21:00, From December to March 11:00-20:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Parking lot Free parking is provided (30 cars)
Telephone number +81-137-63-3123
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Yakumo Onsen.

Obokoso(おぼこ荘)  

A page of Great Onsen of Hokkaido is here

Great Onsen of Hokkaido

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