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December 16th, 2014

Nigorigawa Onsen

Nigorigawa Onsen (濁川温泉) is a hot-spring town in Mori town located the northern part of Hakodate city and has been used as hot springs for cure since a long time, and a statue of Yakushi Nyorai (薬師如来像) dedicated in 1798 exists now. Hot spring power is strong, Nigorigawa Onsen has a rare geothermal power generation in Hokkaido and it is used for cultivation of crops. Steam come up in many places. In addition, its feature is that types of the hot springs are different by hot-spring facilities. Visitors can take a day trip bath at Shineikan (新栄館), Goshiki-no-Yu (五色の湯), Caldera Onsen Fureai-no-Sato (カルデラ温泉ふれあいの里), Onsen Ryokan Chuoso (温泉旅館中央荘), MotoYu Shinsenkan Nigorigawa Onsen Nikori-no-Yu (元湯新泉館濁川温泉にこりの湯), Onsen Ryokan Tenyu (温泉旅館天湯) and Mikanseni Onsen Ryokan (美完成温泉旅館).

Shineikan

Shineikan is far from a main road through the town a little and was founded in 1900. A building that passed for nearly 100 years is quite shibui. This bathhouse seemed to be used for 100 years, too, and hot spring ingredients have precipitated on bathtubs and a floor of bathhouse, and these became mineralized. Fresh hot springs flow freely, and the floor changes a river. This is great! In Japan, it will be a few onsen that there is the natural world at the bathhouse.

Appearance of Building
Nigorrikawa Onsen in Mori Shineikan
Shibui Corridor
Nigorrikawa Onsen in Mori Shineikan
Shibui Analysis Sheet for Hot Springs
Nigorrikawa Onsen in Mori Shineikan

There are 3 indoor baths at the bathhouse, and water temperatures are different each. The hottest spring of 3 hot springs was considerable hot, and I was not able to take a bath. Therefore I regulated temperature with water from a hose. Because there are not modern bathing facilities, bathers may feel inconvenience, but this onsen is full of freshness and surprising. By the way, this is the bathhouse for men, and the bathhouse for women is different. But women also seem to take a bath at this bathhouse, because the bathhouse for women is not the splendid bathhouse. It is possible to take a mixed bathing, too.

Bathhouse
Nigorrikawa Onsen in Mori Shineikan
Free Flowing Hot Springs Change River
Nigorrikawa Onsen in Mori Shineikan
Regulate Temperature with Water from Hose
Nigorrikawa Onsen in Mori Shineikan
Light Green
Nigorrikawa Onsen in Mori Shineikan
3 Indoor Baths
Nigorrikawa Onsen in Mori Shineikan
Hot Spring Ingredients Are Precipitating
Nigorrikawa Onsen in Mori Shineikan

The hot springs are sodium chloride carbonated spring, and are a little opaque and light green and have a little salty taste and a little oil smell. A shower is not installed at the bathhouse, and shampoos and soaps are not provided at the bathhouse, too. Because there was not a restroom at a dressing room, you should get a wash beforehand at the restroom along a corridor. In addition, a staying is possible, too, and it seems to stay a new building.

Shibui Dressing Room
Nigorrikawa Onsen in Mori Shineikan

Atmosphere of Shineikan Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Shineikan

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 56 C
ph 8.2
Indications Neuralgia, Rheumatism
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 Unknown
Facility Mixed indoor bath(3), Indoor bath for women(1).
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 400. Child: JPY 150.
Business hours 09:00-20:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Parking lot A free parking is provided (10 cars)
Telephone number +81-1374-7-3007
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 687 173 132*26

Goshiki-no-Yu

Goshiki-no-Yu (五色の湯) is a hot-spring ryokan located in the center of the Nigorigawa Onsen. Now, they do not accept reservations for rooms. An okami is going into hospital, so her daughter manages the ryokan. But she is working on weekdays, and it opens a business for almost Saturday, Sunday, and National holiday. It is an opening sign that a gray vehicle parks on the side of the building.

Appearance of Building
Goshiki-no-Yu Nigorikawa Onsen in Mori

A bathroom is a reserved bathing and is not so large. But free flowing hot springs are overflowing from bathtubs, and hot spring ingredients are piled up on the floor and the surface of the bathtubs, and I feel very good. I guess that onsen power is strong. There are 2 indoor baths at the bathroom. The one is the semicircular bathtub and is the size that about 4 people can take a bath. Another one is the rectangle bathtub and is the size that a person can take a bath. This bathtub is nearer a hot spring source than another one, so the hot spring is too hot. A skin formed on the surface of the hot springs. But she told me "Please do not enter the small indoor bath because it is not cleaned".

Look of Bathroom
Goshiki-no-Yu Nigorikawa Onsen in Mori
View from Large Indoor Bath
Goshiki-no-Yu Nigorikawa Onsen in Mori
Hot Springs Are Gushing out
Goshiki-no-Yu Nigorikawa Onsen in Mori
View from Large Indoor Bath
Goshiki-no-Yu Nigorikawa Onsen in Mori
View from Large Indoor Bath
Goshiki-no-Yu Nigorikawa Onsen in Mori
Mark Is Like Stream
Goshiki-no-Yu Nigorikawa Onsen in Mori
Large Indoor Bath
Goshiki-no-Yu Nigorikawa Onsen in Mori
Petrified Hot Spring Ingredients
Goshiki-no-Yu Nigorikawa Onsen in Mori
Small Indoor Bath
Goshiki-no-Yu Nigorikawa Onsen in Mori

The hot springs are sulfur and sodium calcium bicarbonate chloride spring, and are opaque and light green and have metallic taste and oily smell. The hot spring seemed to be drinkable, so I drinked those. Those tasted like mud and seem to be effective for Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic constipation, Diabetes, Gout, Liver disease and Constipation. Shampoos and body soaps for visitors are not provided at the bathroom, the visitors have to bring those. A shower is broken, so you must pour the hot springs on yourself to rinse off your surface dirt and sweat before entering the bath. There is not a restroom at a dressing room, so you should get a wash beforehand at the restroom at a corridor.

Hot Springs Are Gushing out
Goshiki-no-Yu Nigorikawa Onsen in Mori
Dressing Room
Goshiki-no-Yu Nigorikawa Onsen in Mori
Dressing Room
Goshiki-no-Yu Nigorikawa Onsen in Mori

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

Movie of Goshiki-no-Yu

Types of Hot Springs Sulfur and sodium calcium bicarbonate chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source -
ph -
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Cut, Burn, Chronic skin diseases, Weak child, Chronic woman's diseases, Diabetes, High blood pressure, 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, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally, Sensitive person of the skin, Person of the photoallergy, Dry skin in the elderly
Indications of drinking Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic constipation, Diabetes, Gout, Liver disease, Constipation
Contraindications of drinking Kidney disease, High blood pressure, Diarrhea and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facility Indoor bath(2). * Chartered bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 300. Child: JPY 200.
Business hours -
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Parking lot A parking lot is provided
Telephone number +81-1374-7-3012
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 687 143 291*08

Caldera Onsen Fureai-no-Sato

Fureai-no-sato is the largest hot-spring hotel in Nigorigawa Onsen and located in the most depths of the hot-spring town. An open-air bath at a garden is famous. There are 2 bathhouses, Fureai-no-sato-no-Yu and Choju-no-Yu. There are 3 open-air baths, 1 indoor bath, 2 whirlpool bathtubs, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at the Fureai-no-sato-no-Yu. There are 3 indoor baths at the Choju-no-Yu.

Appearance of Building
Caldera Onsen Fureainosato Nigorikawa Onsen in Mori

They have 2 types of hot springs. One is simple hot spring and is clear and colorless and has salty taste and no smell. The other is sulfur and sodium chloride spring and is clear and a little brown and has salty taste and no smell. Soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A staying is possible, too.

Types of Hot Springs (1)Simple hot spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
(2)Sulfur and sodium chloride spring (Type: Alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source (1)69.5 C
(2)97.9 C
ph (1)7.5
(2)8.5
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Relieving fatigue, Cold sensitivity, Bruise, Chronic digestive diseases, Skin diseases, Cut, Burn, Chronic women's diseases
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 Open-air bath(1), Indoor bath(8), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 250.
Business hours 10:00-22:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (50 cars)
Telephone number +81-1374-7-2000
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 687 142 064*37

Onsen Ryokan Chuoso

Chuoso is located in rice field of the hot-spring town. There is 1 indoor bath at a bathhouse. Hot springs are sodium bicarbonate chloride spring and are clouds and ocher and have a little salty taste and oil smell. Shampoos and body soaps are not provided at the bathhouse, visitors have to bring those. A staying is possible, too.

Appearance of Building
] Onsen Ryokan Chuoso Nigorikawa Onsen in Mori

Atmosphere of Chuoso Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Chuoso

Types of Hot Springs Sodium bicarbonate chloride spring (Type: Weak alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 64.8 C
ph 7.4
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Relieving fatigue, Cold sensitivity, Bruise, Chronic digestive diseases, Skin diseases, Cut, Burn, Chronic women's diseases
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 Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 300. Child: JPY 150.
Business hours 10:00-22:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (20 cars)
Telephone number +81-1374-7-3010
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 687 144 573*27

MotoYu Shinsenkan Nigorigawa Onsen Nikori-no-Yu

Motoyu Shinsenkan is located at an entrance of the hot-spring town and was founded in the Meiji period. There are 1 open-aor bath and 3 indoor baths at a bathhouse. Hot springs are sodium and magnesium bicarbonate chloride spring and are clouds and ocher and have a little salty taste and oil smell. Body soaps are provided at the bathhouse.

Appearance of Building
Motoyu Shinsenkan Nigorigawa Onsen in Mori Nikori-no-Yu Nigorikawa Onsen

Atmosphere of Shinsenkan Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Shinsenkan

Types of Hot Springs Sodium and magnesium bicarbonate chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature 49.4 C
ph 6.7
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Relieving fatigue, Cold sensitivity, Bruise, Chronic digestive diseases, Skin diseases, Cut, Burn, Chronic women's diseases
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 constipation, Diabetes, Gout, Liver disease
Facilities Open-air bath(1), Indoor bath(3). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 210.
Business hours 10:00-22:00
Regular closing day First Wednesday and Third Wednesday
Parking lot A free parking is provided (50 cars)
Telephone number +81-1374-7-3311
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 687 145 690*38

Onsen Ryokan Tenyu

Tenyu is located near the center of the hot-spring town and opened a business in 1989. There are 2 indoor baths at a bathhouse. Hot springs are sodium chloride carbonated spring and are clouds and light green and have a little salty and no smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A staying is possible, too.

Appearance of Building
Tenyu Nigorikawa Onsen in Mori

Atmosphere of Tenyu Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Tenyu

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride carbonated spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 46.1 C
ph 6.4
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Relieving fatigue, Cold sensitivity, Bruise, Chronic digestive diseases, Skin diseases, Cut, Burn, Chronic women's diseases
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
Contraindications of drinking Kidney disease, High blood pressure, and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facilities Open-air bath(1), Indoor bath(2). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 400. Child: JPY 200.
Business hours 10:30-21:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (30 cars)
Telephone number +81-1374-7-3020
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 687 143 209*31

Mikanseni Onsen Ryokan

Mikanseni Onsen Ryokan was renewed in 2000. There are 1 open-air bath and 1 indoor bath at a bathhouse. Hot springs are sodium chloride carbonated spring and are clouds and light green and have a little salty and oil smell. Soaps are provided at the bathhuose.

Appearance of Building
Nigorigawa Onsen Mikansei in Mori

Atmosphere of Mikanseni Onsen Ryokan Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Mikanseni Onsen Ryokan

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride carbonated spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 64.0 C
ph 6.9
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Relieving fatigue, Cold sensitivity, Bruise, Chronic digestive diseases, Skin diseases, Cut, Burn, Chronic women's diseases
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
Contraindications of drinking Kidney disease, High blood pressure, and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facilities Open-air bath(1), Indoor bath(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 Thursday
Parking lot A free parking is provided (10 cars)
Telephone number +81-1374-7-3822
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 687 144 707*53

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Nigorigawa Onsen.

Shineikan(新栄館)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Caldera Onsen Fureai-no-Sato(カルデラ温泉ふれあいの里)
Booking
Onsen Ryokan Chuoso(温泉旅館中央荘)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Onsen Ryokan Tenyu(温泉旅館 天湯)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Mikanseni Onsen Ryokan(美完成温泉旅館)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten

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