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Yachigashira Onsen

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Address: 20-7 Yachigashira-cho, Hakodate 040-0046, Hokkaido
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Phone Number: +81 138-22-8371
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Relaxing hot springs

Yachigashira Onsen is a pubic bath, and tourists can also visit easily. The water is from authentic mineral hot springs, and contains iron. There are lockers. So, don't worry... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kimitaka S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yachigashira Onsen is a pubic bath, and tourists can also visit easily. The water is from authentic mineral hot springs, and contains iron. There are lockers. So, don't worry about your purse and mobile phone during bathing.

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Thank Kimitaka S
Cronulla, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Excellent facilities, very cheap (you can buy soap and a towel, beyond the admission, for about $5) located near the end of the tram line in a very nice and quiet neighbourhood. Pools ranging from very to extremely hot brownish mineral water with a reputation for its healing properties, both in- and outdoors. Plenty of locals, most of them in... More 

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Thank Ch4muy0
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

My Wife and I planned to try the onsen while walking around in the area for sight seeing. We had walked around and seen all the churches and temples, it was snowing and decided that we should try out the local onsen for the experience and also to relax and feel warmer. It was our first time trying out a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Just got back to our hotel after a short trip to the onsen and now feeling very relaxed. The staff were very welcoming and helped us with the ticket dispenser and which buttons were for towels, soaps, etc. I would highly recommend anyone visiting Hakodate to make the simple tram trip here.

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Thank Rod M
Brighton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Sleety, slushy snow left us cold and not in the mood for taking the cable car up to the viewing spot as planned... No view through the mist! So what better way to spend a while than in an onsen & as hotel didn't have one we got the tram toYachigashira Onsen. This was our first visit to a proper... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Second visit to this onsen. Very good and many locals use it. Front desk Lady is very helpful and the baths are very relaxing and soothing for sore skiing muscles and joints!

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Kuching, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is our third local onsen we visited in Hokkaido, the other two were in Kushiro. It was fairly easy to find. Just about 5 to 8 minutes walk from Yachigashira tram station. We asked an elderly who was walking his dog for the direction to the onsen from the tram station. We had our own towel and toiletries, so... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Yachigashira onsen is a good, local onsen that is quite economical and convenient, although it did take a bit of time to get there since it's at the very end of the tram line, and requires another 5-10 min walk. It's no frills, so you would have to pay for everything, including towels and even blowdrying your hair, so bring... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

this was a short tram ride from where our ship was docked. we decided to go here instead of the cable car and boy where we right. the tram ride was about 6 min and then a short 5 min walk and we were in a small old school neighborhood. this place is a locals favorite, and i can see... More 

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Salisbury
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

One of the nicest public onsens I have visited across Japan. Very friendly welcome and although no English was spoken we managed fine. Locals were arriving with little shopping baskets of their shampoos and soaps and various towels, etc, but the counter had many bits and pieces that you can buy. Why not take your own towel and shampoo and... More 

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