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[Uzura Onsen in Assabu] Day Trip Onsen and Cantonese Cuisine Can Be Enjoyed at Assabu Agriculture Activation Center Accommodation Facilities Uzura Onsen

November 16th, 2015

Uzura Onsen

Uzura Onsen (鶉温泉) is a hot spring place in Assabu town located in the northwestern part of Hakodate city. Only Assabu Agriculture Activation Center Accommodation Facilities Uzura Onsen (厚沢部町農業活性化センター宿泊研修施設 うずら温泉) surrounded by fields is built. A convenience store is a little away from here. Tourist attractions relatively near here are Taikoyama Park (太鼓山公園), Ruins of Tate Castle (館城跡), Kamome Island (鴎島) and Kaiyomaru Battleship (開陽丸), Uzura Dam (鶉ダム). The Assabu is well-known for May Queen, and it is the first land that the May Queen born in England was cultivated in Hokkaido, so there is a hands-on agricultural farm for digging potatoes. By the way, Uzura Onsen and Inakuraishi Festival (うずら温泉&稲倉石まつり) is held in late June.

Uzura Dam
Uzura Onsen
Hekketsu-hi Monument
Uzura Onsen

Ruins of Tate Castle

Ruins of Tate Castle (舘城跡) are the last castle of Matsumae clan (松前氏) in Assabu town located in the northwestern part of Hakodate city. It is said to be the last Japanese style castle in Japan in the Edo period. In the Meiji Restoration (明治維新), it was attacked by the old Shogunate forces and the castle from construction was fallen for 75 days. Now there are only clay walls at that time, but cherry trees and chestnut trees are planted in the ruins of the Tate Castle, and it is known for enjoying the cherry blossoms in a spring. Tatejoato Festival (館城跡まつり) is held on the second Sunday in June, and visitors can enjoy the stage of Hakodate war. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. There are not facilities. Article is here

Small Castle at Cherry Trees
Ruins of Tate Castle in Assabu

Kamome Island

Kamome Island (かもめ島) with about 20 m in height and about 2.6 km in circumference is a land-tied island in the Esashi town located in the northwest part of Hakodate city and it was named because of its shape resembled a gull. It is used as a port of Kitamae-bune (北前船 * cargo ships that sailed the Japan Sea during the Edo period), and ruins of moored Kitamae-bune (北前船係留跡) in old days is left now. Battleship "Kaiyomaru (開陽丸)" of the late Tokugawa period sank off Esashi was restored and is displayed near the Kamome Island. Visitors can observe this ship for admission fee. Walking paths are built around the island, and Kamomejima Lighhouse (鴎島灯台), Heishiiwa Rock (瓶子岩), Senjojiki Coast (千畳敷), Former Well for Sailor Drinking (北前船飲用井戸), Remained Fort (砲台跡) and Footprints of Benkei (弁慶の足跡) are must-see tourist spots. It takes from 30 minutes to 60 minutes to go around on foot. Free admission. A parking lot is free of charge. Article is here

Heishiiwa Rock and Torii in Sea
Kamome Island in Esashi

Day Trip Onsen

Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Uzura Onsen.

Assabu Agriculture Activation Center Accommodation Facilities Uzura Onsen

Uzura Onsen is a small-sized onsen inn founded in 1955. A building with a pointed roof catches people's eyes. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 400. Chinese restraunt "Saifuto" (彩風塘) is at the building, too, and visitors for day trip bath can use the restraunt. Visitors 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", and it is very popular. The onsen is popular with local people, too, and 8 local bathers took a bath when I visited here in the evening.

Entrance of Bathhouses
Uzura Onsen in Assabu

There are 1 indoor bath, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a public bathhouse. The sunny white tiled bathhouse with a high ceiling is not large but cozy. The indoor bath is the size that about 10 people can take a bath, and uses heated warm springs. The whirlpool bath is the size that about 3 people can take a bath, and uses heated water.

Look of Bathhouse (Source: Saifuto)
Uzura Onsen in Assabu

The hot springs are simple alkaline 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 ingredients are 0.609 g/kg. Soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and a paid hair dryer are installed at a dressing room.

Dressing Room
Uzura Onsen in Assabu
Resting Place
Uzura Onsen in Assabu
Spring quality Simple alkaline warm spring (Type: Alkaline, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Warm spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 27.7 C
ph 8.5
Indication 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
Contraindications 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(3), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 400. Child: JPY 200.
Business hours 11:00-21:00
Regular closing day Monday
Parking lot A free parking is provided (40 cars)
Telephone number +81-139-65-6366
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 482 652 417*28

List of Accommodations

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

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