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Art Onsen with Fresh Free Flowing Hot Springs -Otobe Onsen-

July 21st, 2014


Ikoi-no-Yu (いこいの湯) is a public bathhouse in Otobe town located in the northwest part of Hakodate city, and is known for fresh free flowing hot springs. The appearance of a building was renewed in 2015, and it has linked with Korinso (光林荘), Japanese Ryokan. It is next to Tateura Onsen Park (館浦温泉公園), and there are a tennis court and a gateball field near the building. Tateura Onsen Shugo Shrine (館浦温泉守護神社) has been built on the site of the Korinso. Previously, Otobe Onsen (乙部温泉) was called Tateura Onsen. One of the biggest features of the Otobe Onsen is that some artworks of Mr. Shinichiro Nakagawa are displayed the inside and outside of the building.

Otobe Onsen Ikoi-no-Yu
Artwork of Mr. Shinichiro Nakagawa
Otobe Onsen Ikoi-no-Yu
Tateura Onsen Park Path for Barefoot
Otobe Onsen Ikoi-no-Yu
Tateura Onsen Shugo Shrine
Otobe Onsen Ikoi-no-Yu
Art Gallery
Otobe Onsen Ikoi-no-Yu

There are 1 outdoor bath that about 4 people can take a bath, 1 indoor bath that about 10 people can take a bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a bathhouse. The bathhouse is not so large, but I guess that bathers can enjoy a different atmosphere such displaying pictures and sculptures. As for the hot springs of the indoor bath, the pretty hot springs make the bathers get up. As for the outdoor bath, there is a garden befor eyes, so the bathers can enjoy taking a bath while forest bathing. The hot springs are more cold than the hot springs of the indoor bath, and it is suitable for taking a long bath.

Indoor Bath
Otobe Onsen Ikoi-no-Yu
Outdoor Bath
Otobe Onsen Ikoi-no-Yu

The hot springs are sodium sulfate chloride spring, and are opaque and light yellow and have a slightly salty taste and no smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 5.839 g. Shampoos and body soaps are not provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and a free hair dryer are installed at a dressing room. A staying is possible at the Korinso, too.

Dressing Room
Otobe Onsen Ikoi-no-Yu
Dressing Room
Otobe Onsen Ikoi-no-Yu
Types of Hot Springs Sodium sulfate chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 74.5 C
ph 7.2
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase, Weak child, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic women's diseases, Burn, 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, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally
Indications of drinking Not drinking
Facilities Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(2), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse. There is a chartered bathroom.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 400. Elementary school student: JPY 200. Infant: JPY 100.
Business hours 11:00-21:00
Regular closing day Monday
Parking lot A free parking is provided (30 cars)
Telephone number +81-139-62-3264
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 482 812 074*11

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Otobe Onsen.

Hotel Asunaro(バリアフリーホテルあすなろ)