- April 7th, 2014
[Mizunashi-Kaihin Onsen in Hakodate] Day Trip Bath and Natural Sea Onsen Can Be Enjoyed
Toi Onsen (戸井温泉) is a hot spring resort in Haraki-cho, Hakodate city located in the eastern part of Hakodate city. Toi Water Park (戸井ウォーターパーク) is developed along Haraki River (原木川) and Hokkaido Road (北海道道970号), and is used as a place for relaxation and refreshment with rich water and green plants. There are Fureai Yuyukan (ふれあい湯遊館), a campsite, a circle cottage, a fishing pond and a barbecue house on the site of about 32,000 m2. Unfortunately, restraunts, cafes, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built around the Toi Onsen.
By the way, diredct buses do not run between Sapporo or New Chitose Airport and the Toi Onsen. But Express Hakodate-go (高速はこだて号) and Hakodate Limited Express New Star-go (函館特急ニュースター号), express buses, run between the Sapporo and the Hakodate. Unfortunately, the express bus does not run between the New Chitose Airport and the Hakodate. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Hakodate Station, Hakodate Airport, the Goryokaku Fort and Hakodate Ferry Terminal.
Hakodate (函館) that about 260,000 people live is the 3rd largest port city in Hokkaido, and is a regional hub city of the Southern Hokkaido area. The Hakodate became incorporated with Toi town (戸井), Esan town (恵山), Todohokke village (椴法華) and Minami-kayabe town (南茅部) in 2004, and most of Kameda Peninsula (亀田半島) has changed to the Hakodate. It is one of most popular tourist cities in the Hokkaido, and about 5 million people visit here. The downtown of the Hakodate from Mt. Hakodate toward former Goryokaku fort is developed on a large sandbar between the seas, and a unique seashore landscape is very popular. Although a lot of tourists think the center town of the Hakodate is around Hakodate Station and the Mt. Hakodate, it is around Hakodate Streetcar Goryokaku Koen-mae Stop (函館市電五稜郭公園前駅). The Hakodate is also well-known as a city with a lot of slopes, and there are 19 slopes with its name such as Hachiman-zaka slope (八幡坂), Daisan-zaka slope (大三坂) and Motoi-zaka slope (基坂), so around the Mt. Hakodate has a lot of slope lands, and the Hakodate has a lot of narrow roads. As for a climate, the Hakodate is wamer than other cities in the Hokkaido because it is located of the Southern Hokkaido, and it does not snow hard. Read More
List of Day Trip Onsen
Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Fureai Yuyukan. On the other hand, accommodations without taking a day trip bath are the circle cottage and the campsite.
Fureai Yuyukan is a hot spring facility for day trip onsen, and has opened a business since 1994. Day Service Toi is at the building, too. An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 360. It is popular with local people. When I visited here on Sunday, a lot of the local people come.
There are 2 indoor baths, 1 whirlpool bath and 1 sauna at a large public bathhouse. The sunny bathhouse with a high ceiling is feeling good. The large indoor bath is the size that about 10 people can take a bath, and the small indoor bath is the size that about 4 people can take a bath. The whirlpool bath is the size that about 4 people can take a bath. All the baths use heated hot springs.
The hot springs are simple sulfur hot spring, and are clear and colorless and have neither taste nor smell, and are not drinkable because of circulation type baths. The sum total of the hot spring ingredient are 0.691 g/kg. Shampoos and body soaps are not provided at the bathhouse. Visitors must bring those. A restroom and hair dryers (free hair dryer for men and paid hair dryer for women) are installed at a dressing room.
|Types of Hot Springs||Simple sulfur hot spring (Type: Weak acidic, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Hot spring)|
|Water temperature of Hot Spring Source||38.2 C|
|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, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic women's diseases, Cut, Arteriosclerosis|
|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, Sensitive person of the skin, Person of the photoallergy, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally|
|Indications of drinking||Nothing|
|Contraindications of drinking||Diarrhea|
|Facilities||Indoor bath(3), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.|
|Entrance fee to the bath facility||Adult: JPY 360. Elementary school student: JPY 150. Child: JPY 80.|
|Regular closing day||Every Monday (the following day if it is a national holiday), Year-end and New Year holidays|
|Parking lot||A free parking is provided (60 cars)|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||582 229 217*12|
List of accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Toi Onsen.
A page of Hakodate is here
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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