[Misaki Onsen in Hakodate] Day Trip Bath and Seaside Onsen Like Hideout Can Be Enjoyed at Hama-no-Yu
June 25th, 2017
Misaki Onsen (御崎温泉) is a hot spring place in Esan, Hakodate city. Only Hama-no-Yu (浜の湯) is built nearby Esan Fish Port (恵山漁港) at the end of Hokkaido Road 635, and is a secret onsen like a hideout. The distance between the Misaki Onsen and the center of the Hakodate is around 50 km. There are Esan-Kakokgen (恵山火口原), Esan Observatory (恵山展望台), Misaki Lookout (岬展望台), Azalea Park (つつじ公園), Ishida Onsen (石田温泉) and Esan Onsen (恵山温泉) around here. Unfortunately, restraunts, cafes, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built around the Misaki Onsen.
Esan Observatory (恵山展望台) at 330 m above sea level is located on the mountainside of Mt. Esan (恵山) with 618 m in height in the eastern part of Hakodate, and comes into sight after visitors finish going up Esan-Tozan Road (恵山登山道) with some s-curves beside Esan Onsen Ryokan (恵山温泉旅館). Tsugaru Channel (津軽海峡), Shimokita Peninsula (下北半島) and the front side of the gentle can be seen Mt. Esan if it is fine weather. Sea of clouds covered with the Tsugaru Channel sometimes can be seen, too. A walking trail, Esan-Tenbodai Course (恵山展望台コース) with 1337 in length, is built from Esan-Kakohara Parking Lot (恵山火口原駐車場) to here, so the visitors can hike for about 50 minutes. The Esan-Tozan Road under traffic control is available from 06:00 to 18:00. Do not be left behind ! There is not a facility in particular. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge, too. Article is here
Misaki Lookout (岬展望台) is located around Mt. Esan (恵山) in the eastern part of Hakodate. Mt. Esan is an active volcano with 618 m in height and the whole area around the Mt. Esan has designed as Esan Prefectural Natural Park (恵山道立自然公園). The end point of Esan-Tozan Road (恵山登山道) beside Esan Onsen Ryokan (恵山温泉旅館) is Esan Kakogen Parking Lot (恵山火口原駐車場). Probably Mt. Esan from back side is the genuine Mt. Esan. The surafce of the mountain are rough, and it emits smoke. The color of the mountain is like Jigokudani (地獄谷 * Hell Valley) in Noboribetsu Onsen (登別温泉). There is a place called Sai-no-Kawara (賽の河原 * Children's Limbo), and early peoples wanted to name around volcanoes dread names for some reason. Those might be catchy names. The Esan-Tozan Road under traffic control is available from 06:00 to 18:00. Do not be left behind ! There are a restroom and a resting station around the Esan Kakogen Parking Lot. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge, too. Article is here
List of Day Trip Onsen
Visitors can take day trip bath at the Hama-no-Yu.
Misaki Onsen Hama-no-Yu is a public bath for local fishermen, and is known as a good onsen by Onsen Evangelist. A public bathroom is surrounded by a breakwater, and is like a hideout. People will pass the onsen by obliviously if people do not know the Hama-no-Yu. There is a parking lot next to the bathroom. When I searched about Hama-no-Yu on the internet, I did not know that this onsen forbid strangers to take a bath. Because some strangers (tourists) scattered the bathroom or stealed a little token of people's gratitude, local people got angry. Therefore the local people requires strangers to use the bathroom cleanly. Please promise it if you visit here.
After getting out of my car, I went to an entrance, and "A Pump Has Broken" was written on a signboard. I thought I might not be able to take a bath, but a bathtub was drawn fully. In addition, hot springs were trickling down from a hose, and I guessed that it meaned a small amount of water. The bathroom with a simple roof had a dressing place and a bathing place and was cleaned out. By the way, there is a blue box for a little token of your gratitude. Please give it a little token.
There is 1 mixed bathing indoor bath at the bathroom. It is the size that about 5 people can take a bath. 100% natural free flowing hot springs overflow from the bathtub. After the hot springs overflowed from the bathtub to the floor of the bathroom, it is interesting to note that brown color deposited on the floor. By the way, Misaki Onsen has some rules and prohibits bathers from taking a bath in their swimsuits or covereing their body with bath towels. Water temperature was around 40 C and was comfortable.
I visited here around 13:00 on weekdays, and nobody came while I was bathing for about 30 minutes. So maybe it is not crowded around noon. The bathroom has windows, Unfortunately the sea can hardly be seen and it is not an ocean view. But the bathers can enjoy an extraordinary space.
The hot springs are calcium and sodium magnesium bicarbonate sulfate carbonated spring, and are light green and opaque and have metallic taste and metallic smell, and seem to be drinkable, but there is not a drinking hot spring facility. It seems to be effective for Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic constipation, Diabetes, Gout, Liver disease, Chronic cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis and Obesity disease. * Maybe the hot springs become depleted by the pump trouble. Shampoos and soaps are not provided at the bathroom. There is not a restroom at the bathroom.
Atmosphere of Misaki Onsen Hama-no-Yu Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Types of Hot Springs||Calcium and sodium magnesium bicarbonate sulfate carbonated spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Hot spring)|
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||-|
|Indications||Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Arteriosclerosis, Chronic skin diseases, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Cut, Burn, Chronic woman's diseases, Cold sensitivity, Weak child|
|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, Chronic cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, Obesity disease|
|Contraindications of drinking||Kidney disease, High blood pressure, Diarrhea and diseases accompanied by edema in general|
|Facilities||Mixed bathing indoor bath (1)|
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||A little token of your gratitude|
|Regular closing day||Open year all round|
|Parking lot||A free parking is provided (3 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is not provided|
|Mapcode||875 155 146*40|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Misaki Onsen.
|Ishida Onsen Ryokan(石田温泉旅館)||
|Esan Onsen Ryokan(恵山温泉旅館)||
A page of Secret Onsen in Hokkaido is here
Secret Onsen in Hokkaido
A page of Hakodate is here