Onsen Resorts • Thermal Spas
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- This onsen is reachable by Hakodate tram but you will need to walk another 10 min from the station. If you are a foreigner, it is preferably that you have google map to guide you. We didn't see anyone as we were walking. Do bring a small towel, large towel, shampoo and body washing lotion. Price is affordable. You can actually plan a stop at this onsen and proceed to Mount Hakodate (for the evening) which is not too far.Written May 14, 2017This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- To access the Yunokawa Onsen area easily, must take a bus no.6 and 96 from Hakodate-eki-mae. Yunokawa 1 chome bus stop is gateway to the onsen. To be able to enjoy the area properly, it's best to check into one of the Onsen hotel. There are 22 onsen hotels and 6 of them provide Day trip Bathing with cost ¥400-¥1000. Apart from the hot springs, there are not much else in the area.Written June 20, 2016This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The locals call it 幻之温泉, literally translated to be magic hot spring, because the hot spring will only appear a few hours each day, depending on the tide.
During high tide, the hot spring will be covered by the sea water; and during low tide, the hot spring will be too hot for people to enjoy. So if you plan to visit this hidden hot spring at Hakkodate, you would really need to plan well.
We arrived slightly before sun set and we had the entire hot spring for ourselves! The timing was right with the temperature to be about 35 degree C, while external temperature was at freezing point.
This exclusive place is at the seashore where we can hear the waves crashing on the rocks, the sound simultaneous with the warm water lapping at your skin. The active volcano, Mt. Esan is just right at the corner. With the magnificent view of the North Pacific Ocean, we find this private moment very special.Written January 4, 2014This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Free foot onsen along the road. It was nice and wasn't too crowded. Can be found just at the intersection. Felt good to relax here for 15 minutes or so!Written September 11, 2016
- This is a spot for locals with an entry fee of only 430 yen. They typically bring their own towels and soap. Even though we were the only foreigners there, they were very nice to us. You can rent a towel for 100 yen and buy shampoo from a vending machine. There is a green spa tub (maybe with aloe In the water) and a spa tub with electricity in it. It was quite unique. There is a cafe and nice little dining area. This was a great getaway from the usual tourist stops.Written July 29, 2018
- Taishou-yu is a sentou (public bath) in a pretty western style building completed in 1928 and still in business. It is locared in the temple district of Funamichou. I had to stop to take a photo of this pretty building while exploring the temples. Sentou is a public bath where people pay a admission fee of around 500 yen to take a bath. The baths are large enough for twenty people to bathe at the same time. Men's and Ladies' baths are segregated behind the toll booth. Before the 1960s very few houses had baths. Families were larger and it was convenient for the family to go to a sentou than having to wait for your turns. At its peak there were more than twenty thousand sentous in Japan. That has dwindled to only five thousand. I understand a lady is managing this sentou on her own which is really remarkable. The etiquette for a sentou is the same as an onsen.Written November 13, 2018