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Hot Spring Ingredients Look Like Pamukkale -Chihasegawa Onsen in Shimamaki-

August 28th, 2014

Chihasegawa Onsen Ryokan

Chihasegawa Onsen Ryokan (ちはせ川温泉旅館) is a hot-spring ryokan in Shimamaki village facing the Sea of Japan located in the northern part of Hakodate city. Hot springs were discovered in 1871. There is a building near Garo Falls (賀老の滝) and Dragon Water (ドラゴンウォーター). By the way, the Dragon Water is carbonated spring that is gushing out from cracks of rocks. A taste is just like Perrier. It is tasty natural carbonated spring and seems to be effective for Chronic digestive diseases, Constipation and Anemia. The Dragon Water is connected with the Dragon King Legend of the Garo Falls and was named. Nature has been preserved largely in Shimamaki villege, and events such as International Candy Trout Fishing Derby (国際アメマスダービー) is held, too.

Hard to Arrive at Dragon Water
Shimamaki Dragon Water

Atmosphere of Dragon Water Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Dragon Water

Appearance and interior decoration of the building have an atmosphere such as Showa period. There is 1 indoor bath at a bathhouse. Fresh hot springs flow freely. The hot spring ingredient precipitated, and a floor and a bathtub looks like Pamukkale. I could not help oohing and aahing when I saw the beautiful design that nature created. There was an open-air bath, too, but is not used now. The hot springs are sodium chloride carbonated spring, and are opaque and dark reddish-brown and have metallic taste and a little metallic taste smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 5.416 g. The hydrogen carbonate ions has 2,161 mg.

Hot Springs Are Gushing out from Bottom of Bath
Shimamaki Chihasegawa Onsen
4 Wash Places
Shimamaki Chihasegawa Onsen
Hot Spring Ingredient Precipitated Like Pamukkale
Shimamaki Chihasegawa Onsen
Open-air Bath Is Not Used
Shimamaki Chihasegawa Onsen

The hot springs seems to be drinkable, too, but I could not find the drinking hot spring facility. It seems to be effective for Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic constipation, Gout, Diabetes and Liver disease. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. But a shower did not run well. Because there was not a restroom at a dressing room, You should get a wash beforehand at the restroom at a corridor. In addition, a staying is possible, too.

Dressing Room
Shimamaki Chihasegawa Onsen

Atmosphere of Chihasegawa Onsen Ryokan Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Chihasegawa Onsen Ryokan

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride carbonated spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 39.2 C
ph 6.5
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Relieving fatigue, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase, Weak children, 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 Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic constipation, Gout, Diabetes, Liver disease
Contraindications of drinking Kidney disease, High blood pressure and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facilities Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 400.
Business hours 13:00-21:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (10 cars)
A parking lot is provided +81-136-74-5409
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 797 215 074*25

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Chihasegawa Onsen.

Chihasegawa Onsen Ryokan(ちはせ川温泉旅館)

A page of Great Onsen of Hokkaido is here

Great Onsen of Hokkaido