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Pond-like Onsen Next to Matsuya Ryokan -Ike-no-Yu Onsen around Lake Kussharo in Teshikaga-

July 15th, 2014

Ike-no-Yu Onsen (池の湯温泉) that hot springs are gushing out at a pond is on the shore of Lake Kussharo (屈斜路湖) in Teshikaga town located in the northern part of Kushiro city. This is a mixed bathing open-air bath, and bathers can take a bath in their swimwears.

Monument Looks Like Crawfish
Ike-no-Yu Onsen in Teshikaga Lake Kussharo
Other Side. Parking Lot in Depths
Ike-no-Yu Onsen in Teshikaga Lake Kussharo

This is the pond with about 15 m in diameter and is the size that about 20 people take a bath. The hot springs were unexpectedly hot, and that was about 40 C. Few algae floated on the surface of the hot springs, but the hot springs looked considerably clean.

Bathtub Like Round Pond
Ike-no-Yu Onsen in Teshikaga Lake Kussharo
Hot Spring Flows Steadily to Lake Kusharo
Ike-no-Yu Onsen in Teshikaga Lake Kussharo
Depth of Around 1 m
Ike-no-Yu Onsen in Teshikaga Lake Kussharo

The hot springs are simple hot spring, and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell. It is hard to find the Ike-no-Yu Onsen, and there are a parking lot and the open-air bath next to Matsuya Ryokan (松屋旅館) when visitors turn at a sign board of the Matsuya Ryokan. Dressing rooms are installed beside the pond. In addition, the bathers must not use a shampoo and a soap because it keep nature lake from being polluted.

Dressing Room
Ike-no-Yu Onsen in Teshikaga Lake Kussharo

Atmosphere of Ike-no-Yu Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Ike-no-Yu Onsen

Movie of Ike-no-Yu Onsen in Winter

Types of Hot Springs Simple hot spring
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 38 C
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Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Rheumatism, Gastrointestinal disease
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 Not drinking
Facilities Mixed bathing open-air bath(1)
Entrance fee to the bath facility Free of charge
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A parking lot is provided (10 cars)
Telephone number -
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 638 057 669*86

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Ike-no-Yu Onsen.

Gasthof Papilio(ガストホフ ぱぴりお)

A page of Secret Onsen of Hokkaido is here

Secret Onsen of Hokkaido

A page of Akan National Park is here

Akan National Park