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Friday, May 25, 2012

Yachigashira Onsen (谷地頭温泉)| Hot Spring | Hakodate

Yunokawa (湯の川) in Hakodate is a popular hot spring area among tourists, but if you want to enjoy very local hot spring, how about "Yachigashira Onsen (谷地頭温泉)"? This is a municipal spa, and the fee is only 420 yen! Unbelievable!!!

Let's take a street car to Yachigashira (谷地頭), a terminal station!

It's interesting!
There are a lot of types of street cars in Hakodate! Some trams have a shop advertisement like this↓

This is like a moving advertisement

How about this? This is a latest version of street car!

Well, well, well.............
Please take off the car at Yachigachira (谷地頭), and find this sign. It takes only 3-5 minutes from the station to the hot spring facility.

We've arrived at Yachigashira Onsen (谷地頭温泉), my favorite hot spring!

Please take off your shoes at the entrance, and let's go!

This is a place to rest. How huge it is!

Are you ready? You must be impressed with its high quality of water!!!

There are three kinds of indoor hot spring in the bathhouse; very hot bath, hot bath, and bubble bath.
Actually I love its outdoor bath. Look at this↓ It is star-shaped like Goryokaku Fort (五稜郭)!

The water contains a lot of iron, and when you take this hot spring, you cannot see your body through the mineral-rich water! Sounds very therapeutic, doesn't it?

Luckily, we could appreciate double cherry blossoms (八重桜) from the bath area! I was so happy the water makes my skin seven years younger than what it is!!!

It is open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Very convenient, Isn't it?

■Where is "Yachigashira Onsen (谷地頭温泉)"?

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■Tour guide information■
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Dave Smart said...

re-iterate the reviews comments - GREAT Onsen - Always go where the locals go....relaxed and even has a sauna as well as the hot spring

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