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Rare Seawater Hot Spring -Seseki Onsen in Rausu-

July 11th, 2014

Seseki Onsen

Seseki Onsen (セセキ温泉) is an open-air hot spring facility in Rausu town on the Shiretoko Peninsula (知床半島) and was discovered in 1899. Hamasawa-suisan (濱澤水産) manages it now. It was used as a shooting place for famous TV drama "From the North Country (北の国から)" and is natural seawater mixed hot spring that many people visit. An entrance fee to the bath facility is free of charge. Generally a bathing period is from July 1 to September 15.

Look of Seseki Onsen. Left Is Hot Spring Source. Right Is Bathtub for Bathing
Seseki Onsen in Rausu
Bathtub Surrounded by Rocks for Bathing
Seseki Onsen in Rausu
Hot Spring Source, Do not Enter
Seseki Onsen in Rausu

When I read Tweets, Seseki Onsen seems to be popular.

It is a buried natural bathtub surrounded by rocks at high tide. Hot springs gush out from gaps of the rocks, and the visitors take a bath by adjusting temperature to use seawater. That is really secret hot spring that about 4 people seem to take a bath.

View from Bathtub Surrounded by Rocks
Seseki Onsen in Rausu
View from Bathtub Surrounded by Rocks
Seseki Onsen in Rausu
Hot Spring Gushes Out
Seseki Onsen in Rausu

It is all about luck whether bathers can take a bath comfortably because the bathers may not take a bath depending on weather. The bathers can take a bath in their swimsuits. But there is not a dressing room. The hot springs are sodium chloride spring, and are clear and colorless and have salty taste and no smell.

Clear and Colorless Hot Spring
Seseki Onsen in Rausu

Atmosphere of Seseki Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Seseki Onsen

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: -, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 64 C
ph 7.4
Indications Neuralgia, Backache, Chronic rheumatism, Chronic dermatopathia, Sciatica
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(1)
Entrance fee to the bath facility Free of charge
Business hours Variably
Regular closing day From October 16 to June 31
Parking lot A free parking is provided (5 cars)
Telephone number +81-153-89-2654
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 974 352 118*71

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the south side of the Shiretoko Peninsula.

Rausu Daiichi Hotel(らうす第一ホテル)
Hotel Mine-no-Yu(ホテル峰の湯)
Booking
Rakuten
Rausu-no-Yado Marumi(羅臼の宿 まるみ)
Booking
Hotel Sakaeya(ホテル栄屋)
Booking
Rakuten
Business Hotel Isaribi(ビジネスホテル漁火)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Pension Rausukl(ペンションラウスクル)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Takashimaya Ryokan(高島屋旅館)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Chishimaya Ryokan(千島屋旅館)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Honma(民宿本間)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Nomura(民宿野むら)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Yonemaru(民宿よね丸)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Kannari(民宿かんなり)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Washi-no-Yado(民宿鷲の宿)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Ippukudozo(民宿いっぷくどうぞ)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Rider House Okigaruya(ライダーハウス お気軽屋)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com

A page of Secret Onsen of Hokkaido is here

Secret Onsen of Hokkaido

A page of Shiretoko National Park is here

Shiretoko National Park

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