- April 20th, 2014
[Tateura Onsen in Otobe] Day Trip Bath and High Quality Hot Springs Can Be Enjoyed for Reasonable Fee at Hanazawa Onsen Simplified Public Bathhouse
Hanazawa Onsen (花沢温泉) is a hot spring place near Amano River and National Route 228 in Kaminokuni town located in the western part of Hakodate city. Only Hanazawa Onsen Simplified Public Bathhouse (花沢温泉簡易浴場) is built beside Hanazawa Park (花沢公園), and Kaminoku Firehouse (上ノ国消防署) is a mark. It takes about 5 minutes from the center of Kaminokuni by car. In addition, there are restaurants, Izakaya and a convenience store at the center of the Kaminokuni. A tourist attraction around here is Mt. Iouzan (夷王山) with a panoramic view of the Sea of Japan, and there are Yoake-no-to Tower (夜明けの塔), a campsite and Tateyamakan (勝山館) on the mountain.
List of Day Trip Onsen
Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Hanazawa Onsen Simplified Public Bathhouse.
Hanazawa Onsen Simplified Public Bathhouse
Hanazawa Onsen Simplified Public Bathhouse is a public bathhouse opened a buisness in 1997, and is well-known for enjoying 100% natural free flowing hot springs, and is popular with local people. Although I visited here 2 times, the first visit was Tuesday (regular closing day), and a parking lot was filled with cars the second visit, so I gave up taking a bath. A building was renwed in December 2017. Simplified Public Bathhouse was the perfect word to describe the former building, But the new building is unsuitable for the Simplified Public Bathhouse after renewing, the public bathhouse is very fine. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 200.
There are 1 outdoor bath and 2 indoor baths at a public bathhouse. The tiled bathhouse is small but cozy. Water temperature of the indoor baths are 43 C and 39 C. The indoor bath with 39 C is newly established because Hokkaido Shinbun Press says that former indoor bath was too hot. Therefore the indoor baths may use 100% natural free flowing hot springs or free flowing hot springs adding water.
The hot springs are sodium chloride carbonated spring, and are clear and colorless and have slighly salty taste and no smell, and are drinkable, too. It seems to be effect for Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic constipation, Diabetes, Gout and Liver disease. Shampoos and body soaps are not provided at the bathhouse, visitors must bring their shampoos and body soaps.
|Types of Hot Springs||Sodium chloride carbonated spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)|
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||60.6 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|
|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|
|Facilities||Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(2). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.|
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||Adult: JPY 200. Child: JPY 100.|
|Regular closing day||Tuesday, Year-end and New Year holidays|
|Parking lot||A free parking is provided (20 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||807 764 395*07|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Kaminokuni. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.
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