• December 10th, 2014
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[Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate] Large Hot-spring Resort That Day Trip Bath and Long History Can Be Enjoyed

Yunokawa Onsen

Yunokawa Onsen (湯の川温泉) is a famous hot-spring resort in the eastern part of Hakodate city. Hot springs spring 7000 liters everyday, so a quantity of the hot springs is abundant, too. 1.8 million tourists come here, and is one of the 3 major hot spring resorts in Hokkaido together with Noboribetsu Onsen (登別温泉) and Jozankei Onsen (定山渓温泉). The Yunokawa Onsen is called a back room of Hakodate, and I think that it is popular for easy access to the Yunokawa Onsen because it takes about 15 minutes from Hakodate Station by a car, and it takes about 5 minutes from Hakodate Airport by a car. It is probably only the Yunokawa Onsen in Hokkaido that there is a large hot-spring resort in the city area.

Footbath
Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate
Monkeys of Botanical Garden
Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate

The Yunokawa means a hot spring river in Ainu language. I guess that the hot spring river used to flow in Yuno River (湯の川) and Yunosawa River (湯の沢川), Matsukura River System, through the Yunokawa Onsen. The Yunokawa Onsen names after it. In addition, the Yunokawa Onsen has a long history, too. Seiryoin (清涼院), 9th Lord of Matsumae Domain Takahiro Matsumae (松前高広)' mother, made him take a bath for medical purposes in the Yunokawa Onsen in 1653. After that, he recovered completely from his illness, and she rebuilt Yakushido (薬師堂) in reward for his complete recovery from the illness, and dedicated Wniguchi (鰐口). It is an origin of the Yunokawa Onsen. About 17 hot spring facilities are built in a residential area at present. There are restaurants, cafes, Izakaya, bars with a surcharge, convenience stores, a footbath at Yunokawa Streetcar Stop and Hakodaate Tropical Botanical Garden (函館熱帯植物園) that is famous for monkeys on the seaside. In addition, Sushi Kihara (鮨処木はら), Yakidango Gingatsu (やきだんご 銀月), Kishindo (起進堂), Soft Serve Ice Cream of Coffee Room Kikuchi (コーヒールームきくち) and Ramen Restraunt Ichimonji (一文字) are popular in particular.

Yukura Shrine
Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate

By the way, Express Hakodate-go (高速はこだて号) and Hakodate Limited Express New Star-go (函館特急ニュースター号), express buses, run between Sapporo and the Yunokawa Onsen. Unfortunately, the express bus does not run between New Chitose Airport and the Yunokawa Onsen.

    List of Means of Transportation

    Highway buses run between the Hakodate and the Sapporo. Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Hakodate. As for car rental comparison websites, you can compare vehicle rental prices on Tabi-Plaza Rental Car Reservation (旅ぷらざレンタカー予約), Jalan Rental Car (じゃらんレンタカー) and Rakutem Travel Rental Car (楽天トラベルレンタカー).

    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Yunokawa Onsen
    Rakuten
    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Yunokawa Onsen to Sapporo
    Rakuten
    Hokkaido Bus(北海道バス) From Sapporo to Yunokawa Onsen
    Hokkaido Bus(北海道バス) From Yunokawa Onsen to Sapporo
    Nippon Rent-a-car(ニッポンレンタカー) Their offices are near Hakodate Station and Hakodate Airport.
    Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル) Their offices are near the Hakodate Station and the Hakodate Airport.
    Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their offices are near the Hakodate Station, the Goryokaku Fort and the Hakodate Airport.
    Jalan
    Nissan Rent-a-car(日産レンタカー) Their offices are near the Hakodate Station and the Hakodate Airport.
    Orix Rent-a-car(オリックスレンタカー) Their offices are near the Hakodate Station, the Hakodate Ferry Terminal and the Hakodate Airport.
    Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー) Their office is near the Hakodate Station.
    Budget Rent-a-car(バジェットレンタカー) Their office is near the Hakodate Airport.
    World Net Rent-a-car(ワールドネットレンタカー) Their office is near the Hakodate Airport.
    Nico Nico Rent-a-car(ニコニコレンタカー) Their office is near the Hakodate Airport.
    Ones Rent-a-car(ワンズレンタカー) Their offices are near Kaigan-cho, the Hakodate Ferry Terminal, the Hakodate Airport, the Goryokaku Fort and the Yunokawa Onsen.

    Mocha Flavor Soft Serve Ice Cream of Coffee Room Kikuchi

    Coffee Room Kikuchi (コーヒールームきくち) is a popular cafe in Yunokawa, Hakodate, and is in front of Aeon Yunokawa Branch (イオン湯川店) near Yunokawa Onsen (湯の川温泉). A yellow building take a person's eye. A soft serve ice cream that have been sold since 1973 is very popular, and a lot of tv programs and magazines take up topics, and not only local people but also tourists from all over Japan visit here. AIR-G'FM Hokkaido broadcast asked "What comes to your mind when you hear Hakodate?" to listeners lived in Hokkaido and ranked their replies. The soft serve ice cream of Coffee Room Kikuchi was ranked in the 10th, so they are known as The 10th. By the way, other rankings are as follows. 1st Night View (夜景), 2nd Squid (イカ), 3rd Yakitori Bento (やきとり弁当), 4th Music Band GLAY, 5th Lucky Pierrot (ラッキーピエロ), 6th Goryokaku Fort (五稜郭), 7th Night View from Another Angle (裏夜景), 8th Hakodate Morning Market and Salt Ramen (函館朝市・塩ラーメン) and 9th Enka Singer Saburo Kitajima (北島三郎). Read More

    Mocha Flavor Soft Serve Ice Cream
    Soft Serve Ice Cream -Coffee Room Kikuchi in Hakodate-

    Spicy Hot Miso Broth Ramen of Ichimonji Head Store

    Ichimonji Head Office (一文字本店) is a popular ramen restraunt in Yunokawa, Hakodate city. There is a building near Hakodate tropical zone botanical garden (函館熱帯植物園), and visitors can eat ramen while looking at the sea. I visited here around 13:00 on National holiday. 1 group of preceding visitor lined up at an entrance, but I was able to enter the ramen restraunt soon. The ramen restraunt was almost full and there were the visitors who held a guidebook in their hands at many seats, they saw the guidebook and visited here. The ramen restraunt had an atomosphere such as a casual dining. There are some tables, so family customers seem to enjoy. But lines will be often expected at lunchtime. Read More

    Spicy Hot Miso Broth Ramen
    Spicy Hot Miso Ramen -Ichimonji in Hakodate-

    HAKODATE

    Hakodate (函館) that about 260,000 people live is the 3rd largest port city in Hokkaido, and is a regional hub city of the Southern Hokkaido area. The Hakodate became incorporated with Toi town (戸井), Esan town (恵山), Todohokke village (椴法華) and Minami-kayabe town (南茅部) in 2004, and most of Kameda Peninsula (亀田半島) has changed to the Hakodate. It is one of most popular tourist cities in the Hokkaido, and about 5 million people visit here. The downtown of the Hakodate from Mt. Hakodate toward former Goryokaku fort is developed on a large sandbar between the seas, and a unique seashore landscape is very popular. Although a lot of tourists think the center town of the Hakodate is around Hakodate Station and the Mt. Hakodate, it is around Hakodate Streetcar Goryokaku Koen-mae Stop (函館市電五稜郭公園前駅). The Hakodate is also well-known as a city with a lot of slopes, and there are 19 slopes with its name such as Hachiman-zaka slope (八幡坂), Daisan-zaka slope (大三坂) and Motoi-zaka slope (基坂), so around the Mt. Hakodate has a lot of slope lands, and the Hakodate has a lot of narrow roads. As for a climate, the Hakodate is wamer than other cities in the Hokkaido because it is located of the Southern Hokkaido, and it does not snow hard. Read More

    View from Mt. Hakodate
    Hakodate

    List of Day Trip Onsen

    Tourists can take a day trip bath at Takubokutei (湯元 啄木亭), Yunohama Hotel (湯の浜ホテル), Hotel Amamiyakan (ホテル雨宮館), Hotel Banso (ホテル万惣), Taiseiyu (大盛湯), Hotel Kamomekan (ホテルかもめ館), Daikokuya Ryokan (大黒屋旅館), KKR Hakodate (KKRはこだて), Isaribikan (湯元漁火館), Emi-Hakodateya (笑函館屋), Hotel Tetra Yunokawa Onsen (ホテルテトラ 湯の川温泉) and Eijuyu Onsen (永寿湯温泉). * Nezakiyu (根崎湯) and Yamauchi Onsen Choseiyu were shutt down. On the other hand, accommodations without taking a day trip bath are Ryokan Ichinomatsu (旅館一乃松), Imagine Hotel and Resort Hakodate (イマジンホテル&リゾート函館), Hotel Kahantei (ホテル河畔亭), HAKODATE Umi-no-Kaze (HAKODATE 海峡の風), Borou NOGUCHI Hakodate (望楼NOGUCHI函館), Chikuba Sinyoutei (竹葉新葉亭), Hanabishi Hotel (花びしホテル), Hotel Yunokawa (ホテル湯の川), Yunokawa Kanko Hotel Shoen (湯の川観光ホテル 祥苑), Yunokawa Prince Hotel Nagisatei (湯の川プリンスホテル 渚亭), Kappou Ryokan Wakamatsu (割烹旅館 若松).

    Imagine Hotel and Resort Hakodate
    Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate
    Kappou Ryokan Wakamatsu
    Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate
    Chikuba Sinyoutei
    Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate

    Yumoto Isaribikan

    Yumoto Isaribikan (湯元漁火館) is a small-sized hot-spring ryokan facing the Pacific Ocean, and was founded in 1993. It is popular for an oceanview from an outdoor bath and delicious dishes using fresh seafood. It takes about 10 - 20 minutes from Yunokawa on foot, and is a little far away. A lot of woods are used for a building, and the warmth of the wood can be felt. A parking lot is in front of the building, and the Pacific Ocean and Mt. Hakodate can be looked over from here. It is so beautiful view. A staying is possible, too.

    Appearance of Building
    Yunokawa Onsen Isaribikan in Hakodate
    Hot Springs Fall beside Stairway to Entrance
    Yunokawa Onsen Isaribikan in Hakodate
    Entrance of Bathroom
    Yunokawa Onsen Isaribikan in Hakodate

    A public bathroom is small but cozy, and has 1 outdoor bath and 1 indoor bath. The indoor bath is the size that about 4 people can take a bath. Free flowing hot springs overflow from the bathtub made from cypress wood in succession. The bathtub made from cypress wood has a good atmosphere.

    Indoor Bath
    Yunokawa Onsen Isaribikan in Hakodate
    View from Indoor Bath
    Yunokawa Onsen Isaribikan in Hakodate
    Petrified Hot Spring Ingredients
    Yunokawa Onsen Isaribikan in Hakodate
    Free Flowing Hot Springs
    Yunokawa Onsen Isaribikan in Hakodate

    The outdoor bath surrounded by rocks is the size that about 4 people can take a bath. A view is very good and is just the oceanview. I talked with South Korean University Student that happened to be at the outdoor bath. He said "In the South Korean, there is almost not the oudoor bath. The oceanview can not be enjoyed. So he searched Isaribikan on the internet, and visited here". My body got hot by the hot springs and went ahead. But he kept seeing the ocaen at the outdoor bath. I think that the South Koreans as well as Japanese like Onsen very much.

    Sea Can Be Seen from Outdoor Bath
    Yunokawa Onsen Isaribikan in Hakodate

    The hot springs are sodium chloride spring, and are slightly opaque and light yellow-green and have salty taste and no smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 8.042 g/kg. The hot springs seem to be drinkable, but there is not a drinking hot spring facility. So I licked the hot springs, and it tasted salty very much. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathroom. There is not a restroom at a dressing room, so you should get a wash beforehand at the restroom around a porch.

    Dressing Room
    Yunokawa Onsen Isaribikan in Hakodate

    Atmosphere of Isaribikan Can Be Watched on Youtube

    Movie of Isaribikan

    Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
    Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 47.8 C
    ph 6.4
    Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic skin diseases, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Weak child, Chronic women's diseases, Cold sensitivity, Cut, Burn
    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
    Contraindications of drinking Kidney disease, High blood pressure and diseases accompanied by edema in general
    Facilities Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse. There is a reserved bedrock bath.
    Entrance fee to the bath facility >Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 300.
    Business hours 12:00-21:00
    Regular closing day Open all year round
    Parking lot A free parking is provided (30 cars)
    Telephone number +81-138-57-1117
    Home page Home page is here
    Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
    Mapcode 86 080 388*75

    KKR Hakodate

    KKR Hakodate is a middle-sized onsen hotel run by Public Service and Affiliated Personnel Mut, and has founded since 1957. It takes about 5 minutes from the Yunokawa Streetcar Stop to here on foot. The predecessor of the onsen hotel used to be a ryokan named Houmei-so (芳明荘), and the hotel is known for a beautiful Japanese-garden. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 700. In addition, a chartered bath is provided, too, and an extra cost is JPY 300. * A day trip bather need to make a reservation online in advance. A staying is possible, too.

    Appearance of Building
    Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate
    Garden
    Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate
    Pond
    Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate
    Hotel Lobby
    Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate
    Corridor
    Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate

    There is 1 indoor bath at a small public bathhouse. The tiled bath is the size that about 8 people can take a bath. Deposition of Hot Spring Ingredients Deposits around a hot springs gushing out point, and its shape is good. Very hot springs drop the bath, and flow to an water outlet. It is one of features of this hot spring facility that a rabble is provided because the hot springs are very hot.

    Entrance of Public Bathhouse for Men
    Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate
    Indoor Bath
    Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate
    Hot Springs Gushing out Point
    Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate
    View from Indoor Bath
    Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate
    View from Indoor Bath
    Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate
    Indoor Bath
    Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate

    Hot springs are sodium chloride spring, and are clear and light yellow and have salty taste and no smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 8.968 g/kg. The hot springs seem to be drinkable, but there is not a drinking hot spring facility. So I licked the hot springs from the hot springs gushing out point with my hands, and it tasted salty very much. But the hot springs were too hot. Horese oil shampoos, body soaps and so on are provided at the bathhouse. A free hair dryer and a cold water dispenser are provided at a dressing room, but there is not a restroom. You should get a wash beforehand at the restroom along a corridor.

    Dressing Room
    Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate
    Dressing Room
    Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate
    Horse Oil Shampoo and So on
    Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate
    Rest Place
    Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate

    Atmosphere of KKR Hakodate Can Be Watched on Youtube

    Movie of KKR Hakodate

    Types of Hot Springs Sodium and calcium chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Isotonic, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
    Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 64.1 C
    ph 6.8
    Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic skin diseases, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Weak child, Chronic women's diseases, Cold sensitivity, Cut, Burn
    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
    Contraindications of drinking Kidney disease, High blood pressure and diseases accompanied by edema in general
    Facilities Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse. There is a chartered bath.
    Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 700. Child: JPY 350.
    Business hours 11:00-21:00
    Regular closing day Open all year round
    Parking lot A free parking is provided (27 cars)
    Telephone number +81-138-57-8484
    Home page Home page is here
    Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
    Mapcode 86 079 897*66

    Yumoto Takubokutei

    Yumoto Takubokutei is a large-sized onsen hotel opened a business in 1988, and is releatively close to Yunokawa Onsen Station (湯の川温泉駅). Noguchi kanko group runs it. An outdoor bath with a good view is famous. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 900. Aerial View Large Public Bathhouse "Unkai" (空中大浴殿「雲海」), Aerial View and Open-Air Bath "Isaribi" (空中露天風呂「いさりび」) and Resting Place "Shofuan" (休憩処「松風庵」) are on the 11th floor. A staying is possible, too.

    Appearance of Building
    Takubokutei Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate

    The public bathhouses for men or women have the Aerial View Large Public Bathhouse "Unkai" and the Aerial View and Open-Air Bath "Isaribi", and there are 1 large indoor bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna along a glass panel with 30 m in width at the Aerial View Large Public Bathhouse "Unkai". There is 1 open-air bath surrounded by rocks at the Aerial View and Open-Air Bath "Isaribi". The bathhouses for men or women are not replaced. A chartered bath is provided, too, and an extra cost is JPY 3240 per 50 minutes. Hot springs are sodium and calcium chloride carbonated sulfate spring, and are clear and light yellow and have salty taste and no smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at a bathhouse.

    Aerial View Large Public Bathhouse "Unkai" (Source: Yumoto Takubokutei)
    Yumoto Takubokutei
    Aerial View Large Public Bathhouse "Unkai" (Source: Yumoto Takubokutei)
    Yumoto Takubokutei

    Atmosphere of Takubokutei Can Be Watched on Youtube

    Movie of Takubokutei

    Types of Hot Springs Sodium and calcium chloride carbonated sulfate spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Isotonic, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
    Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 64 C
    ph 7.0
    Indications Cut, Burn, Weak child, 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 Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(2), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
    Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 900. Elementary school student: JPY 450. Infant: Free of charge.
    Business hours 13:00-21:00
    Regular closing day Open all year round
    Parking lot A free parking is provided (200 cars)
    Telephone number +81-138-59-5355
    Home page Home page is here
    Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
    Mapcode 86 109 130*58

    Yunohama Hotel

    Yunohama Hotel is a large-sized long-established onsen hotel founded in 1928 between Isaribi Road (漁火通) and the sea, and is famous for having 2 types of hot springs. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 1000. Large Public Bathhouses named Taiyo (大洋) and Ginga (銀河) are on the 1st floor, and Public Outdoor Bathroom named Shiosai Isaribi Outdoor Bath (Shinsengumi-no-Yu) on the 2nd floor. Bathers must move between the bathhouse and the bathroom in wearing their clothes.

    Appearance of Building
    Yunohama Hotel Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate

    There are 1 large indoor bath, 1 indoor bath surrounded by rocks, 1 sleeping bath, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 Japanese cedar bath at the Taiyo. There are 1 large indoor bath, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 indoor bath surrounded by rocks and 1 Japanese cedar bath at the Ginga. There are 2 outdoor baths at the outdoor bathroom. The Taiyo and the Ginga for men or women are replaced depending on the time. The outdoor bathrooms for men ot women are not replaced. Hot spring are (1)sodium and calcium chloride spring and (2)Sodium chloride spring, and are clear and light yellow and has salty taste and no smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouses. A staying is possible, too.

    Shiosai Isaribi Outdoor Bath (Source: Yunohama Hotel)
    Yunohama Hotel
    Large Public Bathhouse "Taiyo" (Source: Yunohama Hotel)
    Yunohama Hotel
    Types of Hot Springs (1)Sodium and calcium chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Isotonic, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
    (2)Sodium chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Isotonic, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
    Water temperature of Hot Spring Source (1)64.1 C
    (2)63 C
    ph (1)6.7
    (2)-
    Indications (1)Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Chronic skin diseases, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Cut, Burn
    (2)Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Chronic digestive diseases, 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 Drinking is unknown
    Facilities Outdoor bath(2), Indoor bath(4 or 5). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse. Bathhouses for men or women are replaced depending on time.
    Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 1000. Elementary school student: JPY 700.
    Business hours Public Bathhouse 13:00-20:00, Public Outdoor Bathroom 14:00-20:00
    Regular closing day Open all year round
    Parking lot A free parking is provided (50 cars)
    Telephone number +81-138-59-2231
    Home page Home page is here
    Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
    Mapcode 86 079 561*60

    Hotel Amamiyakan

    Hotel Amamiyakan is a middle-sized onsen hotel along a street with a streetcar track. A building like a control tower at an airport catch people' eyes. It is close to Yunokawa Onsen Streetcar Stop (市電湯の川温泉駅), too. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 400. A staying is possible, too. A capsule hotel is also provided.

    Appearance of Building
    Hotel Amamiyakan Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate

    There are 2 indoor bathtubs surrounded by rocks, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at a small public bathhouse. 2 indoor baths surrounded by rocks are different in water temperature. Hot springs are sodium chloride spring, and are clear and light yellow and have salty taste and no smell. It tastes quite salty. The total of the hot spring ingredients are 8.986 g/kg. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse.

    Indoor Baths(Source: Hotel Amamiyakan
    Hotel Amamiyakan Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate
    Sauna(Source: Hotel Amamiyakan
    Hotel Amamiyakan Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate
    Resting Room(Source: Hotel Amamiyakan
    Hotel Amamiyakan Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate
    Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Isotonic, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
    Water temperature 65.4 C
    ph 6.7
    Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic skin diseases, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Weak child, Chronic women's diseases, Cold sensitivity, Cut, Burn
    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 Drinking is unknown
    Facilities Indoor bath(3), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
    Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 400. Elementary school student: JPY 200. Infant: JPY 100.
    Business hours 06:00-23:00
    Regular closing day Open all year round
    Parking lot A free parking is provided (200 cars)
    Telephone number +81-138-59-1515
    Home page Home page is here
    Reservation Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
    Mapcode 86 109 344*86

    Hotel Banso

    Hotel Banso is a middle-sized onsen hotel founded in 1954. ORIX Real Estate Corporation runs it. A building was rebuilt in 2016, and it is popular for new surface decoration and interior decoration and delicious all-you-can-eat buffet. A bath facility aiming at high-class have a good reputation. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 1250. They lend a hand-towel and a bath-towel.

    Appearance of Building
    Hotel Banso Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate

    Large Public Bathhouses named "Kurayu (蔵湯)" have bathhouses for men or women, and the one has 1 outdoor bath, 2 indoor bath, 1 sleeping bath, 1 cold bath and 2 saunas. The other has 3 pot baths, 3 indoor baths, 1 cold bath and 2 saunas. The bathhouses are replaced depending on time.

    Outdoor Bath (Source: Hotel Banso)
    Hotel Banso
    Sleeping Bath (Source: Hotel Banso)
    Hotel Banso
    Silky Bath (Source: Hotel Banso)
    Hotel Banso
    Pot Baths (Source: Hotel Banso)
    Hotel Banso

    Hot springs are sodium chloride spring, and are clear and light yellow and have salty taste and no smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom, and free hair dryers and a cold water dispenser are provided at a dressing room. soft drinks for free and ice candies for free are provided at Yukura Lounge, too. A staying is possible, too.

    Atmosphere of Banso Can Be Watched on Youtube

    Movie of Banso

    Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Isotonic, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
    Water temperature 65.6 C
    ph 7.0
    Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic skin diseases, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Weak child, Chronic women's diseases, Cold sensitivity, Cut, Burn
    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 Drinking is unknown
    Facilities Outdoor bath(0 or 1), Indoor bath(4 or 7), Sauna (2). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
    Entrance fee to the bath facility Weekdays Adult: JPY 1250. Elementary school student: JPY 550.
    Weekends and National holidays Adult: JPY 1800. Elementary school student: JPY 825.
    Business hours 12:00-21:00 * It sometimes changes opening hour
    Regular closing day Open all year round
    Parking lot A free parking is provided (70 cars)
    Telephone number +81-138-57-5061
    Home page Home page is here
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    Mapcode 86 079 885*27

    Taiseiyu

    Taiseiyu is a long-established public bath founded in 1933, and is close to Yunokawa Streetcar Stop (市電湯の川駅). A lot of tourists visit this public bath for local people because indoor baths use 100% fresh hot spring.

    Appearance of Building
    Taiseiyu Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate

    An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 450. There are 3 indoor baths at the public bathhouse. 3 indoor baths are different water temperature, 46 C, 44 C and 42 C, so that visitors can enjoy pretty hot spring. Hakodate people seems to like the pretty hot onsen. The hot springs are sodium and calcium chloride spring, and are clear and light yellow and have salty taste and no smell. Shampoos and body soaps are not provided at the bathhouse. Because shampoos and body soaps are not provided at the bathhouse, bathers must bring those.

    Types of Hot Springs Sodium and calcium chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Isotonic, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
    Water temperature 64.1 C
    ph 6.8
    Indications 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, Weak child, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic women's diseases, Cut, Burn
    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 Digestive diseases, Constipation
    Contraindications of drinking Kidney disease, High blood pressure
    Facilities Indoor bath(3). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
    Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 450. Child: JPY 140.
    Business hours 08:00-21:30
    Regular closing day 1st Wednesday, 3rd Wednesday, 5th Wednesday
    Parking lot A free parking is provided (10 cars)
    Telephone number +81-138-57-6205
    Home page Home page is here
    Mapcode 86 110 307*56

    Hotel Kamomekan

    Hotel Kamomekan is a middle-sized onsen hotel, and is known for using 100% fresh hot springs. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 650. There is 1 indoor bath at a small public bathroom. Hot springs seem to be pretty hot. By the way, a bedrock bath is provided, too, and an extra cost is JPY 1300. The hot springs are sodium and calcium chloride spring, and are clear and light yellow and have salty taste and no smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathroom. A staying is possible, too.

    Atmosphere of Kamomekan Can Be Watched on Youtube

    Movie of Yunokaku Kamomekan

    Types of Hot Springs Sodium and calcium chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Isotonic, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
    Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 64.1 C
    ph 6.7
    Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic skin diseases, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Weak child, Chronic women's diseases, Cold sensitivity, Cut, Burn
    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. There is a reserved bedrock bath.
    Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 650. Child: JPY 300.
    Business hours 05:30-09:30, 13:00-24:00
    Regular closing day Open all year round
    Parking lot A free parking is provided (20 cars)
    Telephone number +81-138-59-2020
    Home page Home page is here
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    Mapcode 86 079 709*86

    Daikokuya Ryokan

    Daikokuya Ryokan is a middled-sized long-established onsen ryokan, and has founded since 1918. Tetra group that is famous for baldy discount runs it. It takes about 5 minutes from Yunokawa Streetcar Stop on foot. There is 1 indoor bath at a small public bathroom. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 700. The indoor bath has 100% fresh hot springs. The hot springs are sodium and calcium chloride spring, and are clear and light yellow and have salty taste and no smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A staying is possible, too.

    Types of Hot Springs Sodium and calcium chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Isotonic, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
    Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 64.1 C
    ph 6.8
    Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic skin diseases, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Weak child, Chronic women's diseases, Cold sensitivity, Cut, Burn
    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
    Facilities Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
    Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 700. Child: JPY 450.
    Business hours 10:00-15:00
    Regular closing day Open all year round
    Parking lot A free parking is provided (20 cars)
    Telephone number +81-138-59-2743
    Home page Home page is here
    Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
    Mapcode 86 110 253*17

    Emi Hakodate

    Emi Hakodate is a small-sized onsen hotel along Matsukura River, and has founded since 2016. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 600. A staying is possible, too.

    Appearance of Building (Source: Emi Hakodate)
    Emi Hakodate

    They have 2 public bathhouses, tile bathhouse (タイル浴場) and rock bathhouse (岩浴場), and the bathhouses for men or women are replaced in the morning and the evening. There are 1 outdoor bath and 2 indoor baths at the tile bathhouse. There are 1 outdoor bath and 1 indoor bath at the rock bathhouse.

    Outdoor Bath at Tile Bathhouse (Source: Emi Hakodate)
    Emi Hakodate
    Indoor Bath at Tile Bathhouse (Source: Emi Hakodate)
    Emi Hakodate
    Outdoor Bath at Rock Bathhouse (Source: Emi Hakodate)
    Emi Hakodate
    Indoor Bath at Rock Bathhouse (Source: Emi Hakodate)
    Emi Hakodate

    The hot springs are sodium and calcium chloride spring, and are clear and light yellow and have salty taste and no smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse.

    Dressing Room (Source: Emi Hakodate)
    Emi Hakodate
    Types of Hot Springs Sodium and calcium chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Isotonic, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
    Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 60.6 C
    ph 6.8
    Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic skin diseases, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Weak child, Chronic women's diseases, Cold sensitivity, Cut, Burn
    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
    Contraindications of drinking Kidney disease, High blood pressure and diseases accompanied by edema in general
    Facilities Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(1 or 2). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
    Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 600. Child: JPY 300.
    Business hours 15:00-22:00
    Regular closing day Irregular closing day
    Parking lot A free parking is provided (20 cars)
    Telephone number +81-138-36-2000
    Home page Home page is here
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    Mapcode 86 080 730*15

    Hotel Tetra Yunokawa Onsen

    Hotel Tetra Yunokawa Onsen is a middle-sized onsen hotel along Matsukura River, and has founded since 2017. The Tetra group that is famous for baldy discount runs it. There are 1 outdoor bath and 1 indoor bath at a public bathhouse. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 500. The hot springs are sodium and calcium chloride spring, and are clear and light yellow and have salty taste and no smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A staying is possible, too.

    Types of Hot Springs Sodium and calcium chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Isotonic, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
    Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 64.1 C
    ph 6.8
    Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic skin diseases, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Weak child, Chronic women's diseases, Cold sensitivity, Cut, Burn
    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
    Facilities Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
    Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 250.
    Business hours 13:00-22:00
    Regular closing day Irregular closing day
    Parking lot A free parking is provided (30 cars)
    Telephone number +81-138-59-4126
    Home page Home page is here
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    Mapcode 86 080 797*66

    Eijuyu

    Eijuyu is a public bathhouse, and has founded since 2007. It is famous for too hot springs. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 450. There are 3 indoor baths at the bathhouse. The hot springs are sodium and calcium chloride spring, and are clear and light yellow and have salty taste and no smell.

    Types of Hot Springs Sodium and calcium chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Isotonic, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
    Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 60.6 C
    ph 6.8
    Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic skin diseases, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Weak child, Chronic women's diseases, Cold sensitivity, Cut, Burn
    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
    Contraindications of drinking Kidney disease, High blood pressure and diseases accompanied by edema in general
    Facilities Indoor bath(3). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
    Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 450. Elementary school student: JPY 140.
    Business hours 06:00-22:00
    Regular closing day Irregular closing day
    Parking lot A free parking is provided (30 cars)
    Telephone number +81-138-57-0797
    Home page Home page is here
    Mapcode 86 079 759*33

    [Shut Down] Shinmatsu

    * They do not accept a day trip bath now. Shinmatsu is a middle-sized long-established onsen ryokan, and was founded in 1965. Interior decoration has an atmosphere such as Showa period. It is popular for 100% natural hot springs. A staying is possible, too. They accept staying with pets (only small-breed dog). Unfortunately, They have closed down since April, 2020.

    Appearance of Building
    Shinmatsu Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate
    Lobby
    Shinmatsu Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate
    Entrance of Bathhouse
    Shinmatsu Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate

    There is 1 indoor bathat a small public bathhouse. It is the size that about 15 people take a bath. Water temperature is around 43 C, and is suitable for bathing. Hot springs are sodium and calcium chloride spring, and are opaque and light yellow and have salty taste and no smell. It was considerably salty. Fresh free flowing hot springs gushed out from a mouth of a lion.

    Indoor Bath
    Shinmatsu Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate
    View from Indoor Bath
    Shinmatsu Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate
    Fresh Hot Springs Are Gushing out Freely from Mouth of Lion
    Shinmatsu Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate
    Hot Spring Ingredients Deposited
    Shinmatsu Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate

    Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A free hair dryer is provided at a dressing room, but there is not a restroom. You should get a wash beforehand at the restroom along a corridor.

    Dressing Room
    Shinmatsu Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate

    Atmosphere of Shinmatsu Can Be Watched on Youtube

    Movie of Shinmatsu

    Types of Hot Springs Sodium and calcium chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Isotonic, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
    Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 65.4 C
    ph 6.7
    Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Hemorrhoid, Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic skin diseases, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Weak child, Chronic women's diseases, Cold sensitivity, Cut, Burn
    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 Drinking is unknown
    Facilities Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
    Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 400. Elementary school student: JPY 200. Infant: Free of charge.
    Business hours 15:00-21:00
    Regular closing day Open all year round
    Parking lot A free parking is provided (100 cars)
    Telephone number +81-138-57-5558
    Home page -
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    Mapcode 86 110 093*37

    [Shut Down] Nezakiyu

    Nezakiyu is a long-established public bath founded in 1917 near Hakodaate Tropical Botanical Garden. It takes about 15 minutes from the Yunokawa Streetcar Stop on foot. A lot of tourists visit this public bath for local people because indoor baths use 100% fresh hot spring. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 440. Unfortunately, They have closed down since 2018.

    Appearance of Building
    Nezakiyu Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate

    There is 1 indoor bath at the public bathhouse. Hot springs are sodium and calcium chloride spring, and are clear and light yellow and have salty taste and no smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 8.952 g/kg. Shampoos and body soaps are not provided at the bathhouse, so bathers must bring those.

    Types of Hot Springs Sodium and calcium chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Isotonic, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
    Water temperature 65.3 C
    ph 7.0
    Indications 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, Weak child, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic women's diseases, Cut, Burn
    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(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
    Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 440. Child: JPY 140.
    Business hours 07:00-20:30
    Regular closing day Wednesday
    Parking lot A free parking is provided (10 cars)
    Telephone number +81-138-57-6997
    Home page Home page is not provided
    Mapcode 86 080 549*32

    List of Accommodations

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

      Ryokan Ichinomatsu(旅館一乃松)
      Booking
      Yumoto Isaribikan(湯元漁火館)
      Booking
      Hotel Amamiyakan(ホテル雨宮館)
      Booking
      Imagine Hotel and Resort Hakodate(イマジン ホテル&リゾート函館)
      Emi Hakodateya(笑函館屋)
      Hotel Kahantei(ホテル河畔亭)
      Hotel Kamomekan(ホテルかもめ館)
      KKR Hakodate(KKRはこだて)
      Booking
      Daikokuya Ryokan(大黒屋旅館)
      Yumoto Takubokutei(湯元 啄木亭)
      HAKODATE Umi-no-Kaze(HAKODATE 海峡の風)
      Boro NOGUCHI Hakodate(望楼 NOGUCHI函館)
      Chikuba Shinyotei(竹葉新葉亭)
      Hanabishi Hotel(花びしホテル)
      Hotel Banso(ホテル万惣)
      Hotel Yunokawa(ホテル湯の川)
      Yunokawa Kanko Hotel Shoen(湯の川観光ホテル 祥苑)
      Booking
      Yunokawa Prince Hotel Nagisatei(湯の川プリンスホテル 渚亭)
      Yunohama Hotel(湯の浜ホテル)
      Kappou Ryokan Wakamatsu(割烹旅館 若松)
      Hotel Tetra Yunokawa Onsen(ホテルテトラ湯の川温泉)
      Booking
      Credo Hotel Hakodate(クレドホテル函館)
      Tune Hakodate Hostel & MusicBal(チューン函館ホステル&ミュージックバル)
      La Cachette(ラカシェット)
      Jalan
      Seaside Inn Yamani(シーサイド イン ヤマニ)
      Booking
      Hotel Ryokuen-dori(ホテル緑園通)
      Booking
      Rakuten
      Minshuku Seaside Kanabori(民宿シーサイド金堀)
      HP
      Booking
      Jalan
      Booking.com

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      Hakodate

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