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[Tateura Onsen in Otobe] Day Trip Bath, Fresh Free Flowing Hot Springs and Art Can Be Enjoyed

July 21st, 2014

Tateura Onsen

Tateura Onsen (館浦温泉) is a hot spring place in Otobe town located in the northwest part of Hakodate city, and is one of Otobe Onsenkyo Group (乙部温泉郷) together with Toriyama Onsen (鳥山温泉) and Midorimachi Onsen (緑町温泉). Ikoi-no-Yu (いこいの湯), Barrier Free Hotel Asunaro (バリアフリーホテルあすなろ) and Korin-so (光林荘) near the center of the Otobe. Tateura Onsen Park (館浦温泉公園) is built around there, and there are a multipurpose court, a Japanese croquet ground, and artworks produced by Mr. Shinichiro Nakagawa (中川真一郎), a craftsman lives in the Otobe, are displayed. In addition, there are restaurants, cafes, bars with a surcharge, convenience stores, Tateura Sea-bathing Beache (館浦海水浴場) and Monument for Government Army Landing Point in Hakodate War (箱館戦争官軍上陸の地碑) at the center of the Otobe, so sea-bathing can be enjoyed in a summer.

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

List of Day Trip Onsen

Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Ikoi-no-Yu and the Barrier Free Hotel Asunaro. On the other hand, an accommodation without taking a day trip bath is the Korin-so.

Tateura Onsen Shugo Shrine
Otobe Onsen Ikoi-no-Yu

Ikoi-no-Yu

Ikoi-no-Yu (いこいの湯) is a public bathhouse founded in 1981, and is known for fresh free flowing hot springs. The appearance of the building was renewed in 2015, and it has linked with Korin-so (光林荘), Japanese Ryokan. The building is next to Tateura Onsen Park (館浦温泉公園), and there are the multipurpose court and the Japanese croquet ground near. One of the biggest features is that some artworks of Mr. Shinichiro Nakagawa are displayed the inside and outside of the building. An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 400. A restraunt is at the building, too, and visitors for day trip bath can use the restraunt. A staying is possible at the Korin-so linked with the Ikoi-no-Yu, too. Tateura Onsen Shugo Shrine (館浦温泉守護神社) has been built on the site of the Korin-so.

Korin-so
Otobe Onsen Ikoi-no-Yu
Art Gallery
Otobe Onsen Ikoi-no-Yu

There are 1 outdoor bath, 1 indoor bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a large public bathhouse. The bathhouses for men or women are replaced every month. The bathhouse is not so large, but some pictures and sculptures are displayed, so I guess that bathers can enjoy an novel atmosphere. The indoor bath is the size that about 10 people can take a bath, pretty hot springs make the bathers get up. I think that it is too hot for almost people.

Indoor Bath
Otobe Onsen Ikoi-no-Yu

The outdoor bath is the size that about 4 people can take a bath, and there is a garden before bather's 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. Foot massage stones are set on the ground, too.

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 slightly metallic smell. The hot springs are not drinkable because they get a health center's permission. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 5.839 g/kg. Shampoos and body soaps are not provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and a free hair dryer are installed at a dressing room.

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.
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

Barrier Free Hotel Asunaro

Barrier Free Hotel Asunaro is a small-sized onsen hotel near Oiwake Soran Line (National Route 229). Its predecessor is ACC Hotel Renaissance Cellular, and the interior decoration has been renwed since 2015. Social welfare service corporation "Esashi Fukushikai" (社会福祉法人「江差福祉会」) runs it. As its name suggests, the hotel is completely handicapped accessible. * Barrier Free means the handicapped accessible in Japanese. The completely handicapped accessible hotel is only the Barrier Free Hotel Asunaro in Hokkaido. A big feature of this hotel is designed for physically challenged people, senior citizens and their families to have a great time. A part of hotel staff are physically challenged people, too, and the hotel is watched as a model case for services and supports for persons with disabilities by all over the Japan. Common visitors for day trip bath can use it, too. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 800. A staying is possible, too, and hotel guests can savor Cantonese cuisine supervised by Mr. Tomohiro Miyagawa (宮川朝広), ex head chef of Sapporo Keio Plaza Hotel Chinese Cuisine Restaurant "Nanen".

Appearance of Building (Source: Barrier Free Hotel Asunaro)
Barrier Free Hotel Asunaro

There are 2 outdoor baths, 3 indoor baths, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at the public bathhouse for men on the 1st floor. The large public bathhouse for women is larger and more baths than the public bathhouse for men. A wheelchair is available at tiled bathhouse, and wide wash places are provided. In 3 indoor baths, small indoor bath uses 100% natural free flowing hot springs. A carbon dioxide bath is provided, too.

Wash Place (Source: Barrier Free Hotel Asunaro)
Barrier Free Hotel Asunaro
Indoor Baths (Source: Barrier Free Hotel Asunaro)
Barrier Free Hotel Asunaro

At the outside, there are the outdoor bath, Thalassotherapy bath, and the cold bath and the sauna. The outdoor bath surrounded by blindfold fences has a roof, so a sense of openness can not be felt. But is has a sense of cleanliness. The wheelchair is available at the sauna, so it is a good facility for wheelchair users.

Outdoor Baths (Source: Barrier Free Hotel Asunaro)
Barrier Free Hotel Asunaro
Sauna (Source: Barrier Free Hotel Asunaro)
Barrier Free Hotel Asunaro
Outdoor Bath (Source: Barrier Free Hotel Asunaro)
Barrier Free Hotel Asunaro
Outdoor Bath (Source: Barrier Free Hotel Asunaro)
Barrier Free Hotel Asunaro

The Thalassotherapy that is one of the Barrier Free Hotel Asunaro's features is historic naturopathy named by Frenchman Dr. Jacques de la Bonnardière. It is said that around 35 C of seawather improves immunity and natural healing power, and has a stimulatory effect on beautiful skin. The Barrier Free Hotel Asunaro is the first hoel to adopt the Thalassotherapy in Hokkaido.

Thalassotherapy (Source: Barrier Free Hotel Asunaro)
Barrier Free Hotel Asunaro

The hot springs are sodium sulfate chloride spring, and are opaque and light brown and have a slightly salty taste and slightly metallic smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 5.839 g/kg. Shampoos and body soaps are not provided at the bathhouse. A restroom, free hair dryers and a cold water dispenser are installed at a dressing room. Pictures painted by Mr. Saburou Sanka (三箇三郎), a painteran artist lives in Hakodate, are displayed at the building, too.

Dressing Room (Source: Barrier Free Hotel Asunaro)
Barrier Free Hotel Asunaro

Atmosphere of Okhotsk Omui Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Okhotsk Omui Onsen

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 of drinking Not drinking
Facilities Outdoor bath (1), Indoor bath (5 or 6), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 800. Child: JPY 400.
Business hours 15:00-20:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Parking lot A free parking is provided (24 cars)
Telephone number +81-139-62-3344
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 482 782 697*38

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Tateura Onsen. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Hotel Asunaro(バリアフリーホテルあすなろ)
Booking
Korinso(光林荘)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten

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