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[Yunotai Onsen in Kaminoku] Day Trip Onsen and Natural Masterpiece Can Be Enjoyed at Kaminokuni Onsen National Health Center

May 3rd, 2015

Yunotai Onsen

Yunotai Onsen (湯ノ岱温泉) is a hot spring place in Kaminokuni town located in the western part of Hakodate city. The distance is around 16 km far away from the center of the Kaminokuni, and Kaminokuni Onsen National Health Center (上ノ国町国民温泉保養センター) is built along Amanogawa River. A few houses are built around here, but restraunts, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. A famous tourist attraction in the Kaminokuni is Mt. Iouzan (夷王山) with a panoramic view of the Sea of Japan, and there are Yoake-no-to Tower (夜明けの塔), a campsite and Tateyamakan (勝山館) on the mountain.

View from Mt. Iouzan (Source: Wikipedia)
Yunotai Onsen, Kaminokuni National Health Hot Springs Center

The Yunotai Onsen has a long history, and hot springs were discovered in the Edo period. This onsen is passed a rigorous screening in 1974, and has been appointed by Minister for the Environment, and is one of 15 nation insurance hot spring resorts in Hokkaido. A type of hot springs is natural carbonated moor spring, so it is an unusual spring in Hokkaido. As far as I know, hot spring places with the natural carbonated spring in Hokkaido are Gomi Onsen in Shimokawa, Kyowa Onsen in Aibetsu, Utanobori Onsen in Esashi, Shilala Onsen in Shakotan, Kogane Onsen in Niseko and Marumigaoka Onsen in Otofuke.

List of Day Trip Onsen

Visitors can take a day trip bath at the Kaminokuni Onsen National Health Center. Amanogawa-no-Yu, a natural onsen, is on the river shore of the Amanogawa River, too.

Movie of Amanogawa-no-Yu

Kaminokuni Onsen National Health Center

Kaminokuni Onsen National Health Center (上ノ国町国民温泉保養センター) is a hot spring facility for day trip onsen founded in 1975, and is famous for the bath floor and walls deposited by hot spring ingredients. The appearance and the interior decoration have an atomosphere of Showa period, and it is very Shibui. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 350.

Appearance of Building
Yunotai Onsen, Kaminokuni National Health Hot Springs Center

There are 2 indoor baths, 1 whirlpool bath, 1 cascading bath at a public bathhouse. The sunny bathhouse with a lot of windows is large and old but cozy. Color of whole bathhouse turns into dark brown by the hot spring ingredients. 3 baths are set along the windows, and the cascading bath is set beside a wall. The bath floor deposited by hot spring ingredients like terraced rice-field-shape is cool, too. Through the windows, fresh green can be enjoyed in a summer, and fall foliage can be enjoyed in an autumn.

Look of Bathhouse (Source: Wikipedia)
Yunotai Onsen, Kaminokuni National Health Hot Springs Center
Look of Bathhouse
Yunotai Onsen, Kaminokuni National Health Hot Springs Center

The large indoor bath surrounded by rocks is the size that about 12 people can take a bath, and uses natural free flowing hot springs with adding heated water. Water temperature is around 42 C. The small indoor bath surrounded by rocks is the size that about 8 people can take a bath, and uses 100% natural free flowing hot springs. Water temperature is around 38 C. Bathers can enjoy natural air bubbles. The whirlpool bath surrounded by rocks is the size that about 2 people can take a bath, and uses 100% natural free flowing hot springs. Water temperature is around 35 C. The baths are warm wholly, and are suitable for taking a long bath.

View from Indoor Bath
Yunotai Onsen, Kaminokuni National Health Hot Springs Center
Hot Springs Are Gushing out from Rocks
Yunotai Onsen, Kaminokuni National Health Hot Springs Center
View from Indoor Bath
Yunotai Onsen, Kaminokuni National Health Hot Springs Center
Whirlpool Bath Is Size That About 2 People Can Take Bath
Yunotai Onsen, Kaminokuni National Health Hot Springs Center
Hot Spring Ingredients Precipitated on Edge of Whirlpool Bath
Yunotai Onsen, Kaminokuni National Health Hot Springs Center

The cascading bath seats 3 people, and a rocky wall is amazing. It truns into rocks like insect-egg-shaped stones. The hot spring ingredients have precipitated on the wall, and the shape have been born naturally. I feel that power of nature is very splendid. I think that this is worth seeing.

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Cascading Bath
Yunotai Onsen, Kaminokuni National Health Hot Springs Center
Cascading Bath
Yunotai Onsen, Kaminokuni National Health Hot Springs Center
Hot Spring Ingredients Precipitated on Walls of Cascading Bath. Wonderful Looking
Yunotai Onsen, Kaminokuni National Health Hot Springs Center

The hot springs are sodium and calcium chloride carbonated spring, and are opaque and light green and have salty taste and metallic taste. The sum total of (1) hot spring ingredients are 5.951 g/kg. The sum total of (2) hot spring ingredients are 4.978 g/kg. The hot springs were drinkable, but I did not find a drinking hot spring facility. Because shampoos and body soaps are not provided at the bathhouse, so bathers should bring those. A free hair dryer is installed at a dressing room. Because a restroom is not installed at the dressing room, you should get a wash beforehand at the restroom along a corridor.

Dressing Room
Yunotai Onsen, Kaminokuni National Health Hot Springs Center
Resting Room
Yunotai Onsen, Kaminokuni National Health Hot Springs Center

Atmosphere of Yunotai Onsen Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Yunotai Onsen

Types of Hot Springs (1)(2)Sodium and calcium chloride carbonated spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source (1)33.7 C, (2)39.0 C
ph (1)6.6, (2)6.4
Indications (1)(2)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 (1)(2)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 (1)(2)Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic constipation, Diabetes, Gout, Liver disease
Contraindications of drinking (1)(2)Kidney disease, High blood pressure and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facilities Indoor bath(4). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 350. Child: JPY 100.
Regular closing day From May to October 10:00-21:00, From November to April 10:00-20:00
Holidays 3rd Monday, Year-end and New Year holidays
Parking lot A free parking is provided (25 cars)
Telephone number +81-139-56-3147
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 807 599 316*14

List of Accommodations

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

Ryoriyado Miyazushi(料理宿 宮寿司)
Booking
Sawaya Ryokan(澤谷旅館)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Benten(民宿弁天)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Yoshie Ryokan(よ志栄旅館)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Ioutei(夷王亭)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Kifuku(民宿の来福)
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Jalan
Rakuten

A page of Great Onsen in Hokkaido is here

Great Onsen in Hokkaido

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