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[Mizunashi-Kaihin Onsen in Hakodate] Day Trip Bath and Natural Sea Onsen Can Be Enjoyed

April 7th, 2014

Mizunashi-Kaihin Onsen

Mizunashi-Kaihin Onsen (水無海浜温泉) is a hot spring place at the foot of Mt. Esan in the eastern part of Hakodate city. The distance is around 50 km away from the center of the Hakodate, and a natural onsen and Hotel Cape (ホテル恵風) are built along Hokkaido Road 635 at the easternmost tip of Kameda Peninsula (亀田半島). Drive carefully because a road is narrow. Esan-misaki Park (恵山岬公園) is developed around here, and Esan-misaki Lighthouse (恵山岬灯台) and Hakodate Municipal Lighthouse Museum (函館市灯台資料館) are built there. Unfortunately, restraunts, cafes, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built.

Esan-misaki Lighthouse
Cape Esan

The details about a history of the Mizunashi-Kaihin Onsen are unclear. But it is the oldest record that Mr. Takeshiro Matsuura (松浦武四郎) wrote about Mizunashi beach in Emishi-nisshi (蝦夷日誌) in 1847. A few fishermen for harvesting kelp lives on the beach surrounded steep cliffs without a road. I do not know if the Mizunashi beach was named no fresh water. *Mizu means "Water" in Japanese, and nashi means "Nothing" in the Japanese. The Mizunashi-Kaihin Onsen passed a rigorous screening in 1965, and has been appointed by Minister for the Environment, and is one of 15 nation insurance hot spring resorts in Hokkaido.

List of Day Trip Onsen

Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Mizunashi-Kaihin Onsen and the Hotel Cape Yuttarikan Todopokkuru. On the other hand, an accommodation without taking a day trip bath is the Hotel Cape.

Mizunashi Kaihin Onsen

Mizunashi-Kaihin Onsen is a buried mixed bathing open-air bath surrounded by rocks on rocky shore at high tide, and is well-known as a real-life location such as Manga "Bakuon!!" (ばくおん!!) and Television Program "How do you like wednesday?" (水曜どうでしょう), too. Only a few houses are built around the end of the Hokkaido Road 635. Drive carefully because a road is narrow and steep. An entrance fee to the bath facility is free of charge.

Open-air Bath from Far Away
Mizunashi Kaihin Onsen in Hakodate

Bathers can take a bath only at low tideon the ebb tide, and can take a bath in a winter, too. In a summer, a lot of sea bathers come, too. It is all about luck whether the bathers can take a bath comfortably because the bathers may not take a bath depending on weather. In addition, you should not bathe at high waves.
Information of bathing time

Open-air Bath from Far Away
Mizunashi Kaihin Onsen in Hakodate

There are 2 mixed bathing open-air baths made of concrete and rocks in the sea. Except those, some open-air baths surrounded by rocks are in the sea, too. The large open-air bath is the size that about 20 people can take a bath, and the small open-air bath is the size that about 8 people can take a bath. Hot springs gush out from the bottom of the bath without oxidizing, so the bathers can enjoy very fresh hot springs. But those are not 100% hot springs with adding sea water.

Open-air Bath with Hot Spring
Mizunashi Kaihin Onsen in Hakodate
Shell Washed Up on Bathtub Made of Rocks
Mizunashi Kaihin Onsen in Hakodate
Rocky Place
Mizunashi Kaihin Onsen in Hakodate

Watch your step, so the rocks are very slippery. You should wear non-slip beach sandals. I think that people with entomophobia should not visit here because a lot of sea slater live. Nature is rich, so the baths that lack a sense of cleanliness can not be helped.

Rocky Place
Mizunashi Kaihin Onsen in Hakodate
Seaweeds Sink Down to Bottom of Bath
Mizunashi Kaihin Onsen in Hakodate

The hot springs are sodium chloride sulfate spring, and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell. I supposed that the hot springs were salty. But the hot springs in the large open-air bath was not salty unexpectedly. In addition, nude bathing is recommend, but the bathers can take a bath in weargin their swimsuits. A dressing room and a restroom are established, too.

Dressing Room Is Built, Too
Mizunashi Kaihin Onsen in Hakodate
Restroom
Mizunashi Kaihin Onsen in Hakodate
Parking Lot
Mizunashi Kaihin Onsen in Hakodate

Atmosphere of Mizunashi Kaihin Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Mizunashi Kaihin Onsen

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride sulfate spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 50 C
ph -
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Bruise, Sprain
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(2).
Entrance fee to the bath facility Free of charge
Business hours 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (20 cars)
Telephone number +81-138-86-2111
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 875 217 074*51
Mapcode 875 217 362*51

Hotel Cape Yuttarikan Todopokkuru

Hotel Cape is a small-sized onsen hotel founded in 1997 near the Esan-misaki Lighthouse, and has a hot spring facility for day trip onsen that is named "Yuttarikan Todopokkuru" (湯ったり館・とどぽっくる) at a building, too. It is well-known for enjoying 2 types of hot springs, and is popular with local people. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 400. Restraunt "Mikari" (レストラン海花里) and a shop are at the building, too, and visitors for day trip bath can use the restraunt. A lunch set with taking a bath is served for JPY 800. A staying is possible at the Hotel Cape, too. A bathhouse for hotel guests is provided on the 3rd floor, too.

Appearance of Building
Hotel Cape Todopokkuru in Hakodate

There are 1 outdoor bath, 1 open-air whirlpool bath, 2 indoor baths, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 cascading bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a large public bathhouse on the 1st floor. The sunny round tiled bathhouse with a high ceiling and large windows is feeling good.

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Look of Bathhouse (Source: Hotel Cape)
Hotel Cape Todopokkuru in Hakodate
Indoor Bath
Hotel Cape Todopokkuru in Hakodate

The tiled large indoor bath is a circulation type bath with the size that about 15 people can take a bath, and uses (2) sodium chloride sulfate spring with adding water. Water temperature is suitable for bathing. The tiled small indoor bath is the size that about 4 people can take a bath, and 100% natural free flowing (1) sodium chloride spring. Water temperature is very hot, and pretty hot springs make the bathers get up. The whirlpool bath that is a circulation type bath is divided into an ordinary bath and sleeping bath for 3 people, and uses (2) sodium chloride sulfate spring with adding water.

View from Indoor Bath
Hotel Cape Todopokkuru in Hakodate
Cascading Bath, Cold Bath and Sauna from Left
Hotel Cape Todopokkuru in Hakodate

(1)sodium chloride spring is clear and yellow and has salty taste and no smell, and is undrinkable. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 10.23 g/kg. The meta-silicic acid content is 188.5 mg/kg. It is said that the hot springs including the meta-silicic acid with over 200 mg/kg is effective for beautiful skin.

Hot Springs Are Gushing Out
Hotel Cape Todopokkuru in Hakodate

(2)sodium chloride sulfate spring is slightly opaque and light yellow and has neither taste nor smell, and is undrinkable. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 1.853 g/kg. The meta-silicic acid content is 222.8 mg/kg. It is said that the hot springs including the meta-silicic acid with over 200 mg/kg is effective for beautiful skin. The hot spring ingredients petrified on a hot spring gushing out mouth.

Hot Springs Are Gushing Out
Hotel Cape Todopokkuru in Hakodate
Hot Springs Are Gushing Out
Hotel Cape Todopokkuru in Hakodate

At the outside, 2 outdoor baths facing a mountain are provided, so forest bathing can be enjoyed, too. Fresh green can be enjoyed in a summer, fall foliage can be enjoyed in an autumn, and snow can be enjoyed in a winter while bathing. The outdoor bath surrounded by rocks has a roof, and is the size that about 8 poeple can take a bath, and uses 100% natural free flowing (2) sodium chloride sulfate spring. Water temperature is very hot. The open-air whirlpool bath is a circulation type bath with the size that about 4 people can take a bath, and uses (1) sodium chloride spring with adding water. Water temperature is suitable for bathing.

Outdoor Baths
Hotel Cape Todopokkuru in Hakodate
View from Outdoor Bath
Hotel Cape Todopokkuru in Hakodate
Hot Springs Are Gushing Out
Hotel Cape Todopokkuru in Hakodate
Hot Spring Ingredients Petrified Like Needles
Hotel Cape Todopokkuru in Hakodate
View from Outdoor Bath
Hotel Cape Todopokkuru in Hakodate

Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed in a dressing room.

Dressing Room
Hotel Cape Todopokkuru in Hakodate

Atmosphere of Yuttarikan Todopokkuru Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Yuttarikan Todopokkuru

Types of Hot Springs (1)Sodium chloride spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
(2)Sodium chloride sulfate spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring).
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source (1)60 C
(2)62.8 C
ph (1)8.0
(2)6.8
Indications Neuralgia, Muscle pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulders, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic skin diseases, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Weak Children, Chronic women's diseases, Cold sensitivity, 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 (1)Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic constipation
(2)Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic constipation, Diabetes, Gout, Liver disease, Chronic cholecystitis
Contraindications of drinking (1)Kidney disease, High blood pressure and diseases accompanied by edema in general
(2)Kidney disease, High blood pressure, Diarrhea and diseases accompanied by edema in general.
Facilities Outdoor bath(2), Indoor bath(5), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 400. Child: JPY 200.
Business hours 10:00-21:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (100 cars)
Telephone number +81-138-86-2121
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Mizunashi Kaihin Onsen. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Hotel Cape(ホテル恵風)

A page of Secret Onsen in Hokkaido is here

Secret Onsen in Hokkaido

A page of Hakodate is here

Hakodate

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