ONSEN

Azure dusk and purple dawn. Burning sunset and dazzling sunlight.

Experience the ultimate tranquility soaking in the acclaimed Onsen gazing at those beauties of nature in the refreshing ocean breeze blowing through your shoulder.

Indulge in the ultimate comfort and efficacy of Yunokawa Onsen, one of the triple crowns of Hokkaido Onsens. Hot salty onsen water softens your skin and soothes the fatigue of your mind and body.
Feel the difference of your smooth skin and relaxed body after bathing, and you will recognize the reasons why people throughout Japan and around the world have loved the hot spring of Yunokawa Onsen continuously gushing more than 350 years.
Indulge in the ultimate comfort and efficacy of Yunokawa Onsen, one of the triple crowns of Hokkaido Onsens. Hot salty onsen water softens your skin and soothes the fatigue of your mind and body.
Feel the difference of your smooth skin and relaxed body after bathing, and you will recognize the reasons why people throughout Japan and around the world have loved the hot spring of Yunokawa Onsen continuously gushing more than 350 years.

PANORAMIC OPEN-AIR BATH

Blissful moment - Sink into the hot tub, open up your arms, and enjoy the sweeping prospect of Hakodate in the sunlight and under the starry skies as well.

You will gaze at planes arriving and departing at the airport during the day, sparkle Hakodate city lights in the evening, and the tiny lights of fishing boats blinking above the horizon of Tsugaru Strait at night.
Enjoy those stunning views all day long from our rooftop open-air bath to your heart’s content.

PANORAMIC BATH

Relaxing bathtime in Yunokawa Onsen and intoxicating cityscape overlooking from the highest point of Yunokawa Onsen is all yours.

The communal bath at the top of the building is at the highest location of Yunokawa Onsen as you can see the astonishing panorama of Hakodate City.
The fascinating prospect turning from moment to moment in the dusk and before the dawn, coupled with the comfort of Onsen, tempts you to a long bath.

Hours of Operation: Panoramic Bath 2:00pm - 11:00am (Closed 11:00am – 2:00am)
(Open-Air Bath Closed 12:00 midnight to 5:00am)

SAUNA

Dry sauna - Another extraordinary bathing experience relieves daily fatigue with the beads of sweat breaking out on your body.

Panoramic Bath for both ladies and gentlemen equip dry saunas. The Finnish style dry sauna with the woody scent adds the extra class of relaxation.
After the sauna bathing, try a cold bath to rinse all your sweat and feel remarkably refreshed.

SKY SALON BOUKYOU

Enjoy a soothing rest in the window seat of the salon after Onsen bathing while looking down at the night view of Hakodate City like the starry skies.

There are three reasons for you to stay for a while at the salon on the top floor; to look down a romantic city view in the gathering dusk as the most beautiful moment of the day, to rest in the intimate seating for you and your special one after bathing in the communal bath, and supreme relaxation in a massage chair to induce a good night’s sleep.

In-Room Onsen Bath with View

Anytime you want, as much as you like.
Bathing in a private Onsen is such a supreme luxury.

Private panoramic Onsen baths with a view are equipped in the guestrooms named SUITE and WAMODERN.

We provide the large panoramic baths in SUITE allow enough room for up to four guests, and the ones in MODERN have the panoramic cypress bath with a pleasant woody scent.

RELAXATION

Reward your mind and body with a variety of spa treatments such as aesthetic massages and reflexology at our spa salon to soothe the fatigues of daily life and long trip.

Stone sauna named Ganban-Yoku acknowledged nationwide is a unique style of bathing; it relieves the conditions like poor circulation and stiffness by warming your whole body in the gentle pace lying on the heated stone bed.

It is highly recommended to use the stone sauna after Onsen bathing.
Ladies-Only units are available.

History of Yunokawa Onsen

Yunokawa Onsen, the hot spring Enomoto Takeaki had bathed during the times of the Battle of Hakodate back in 1869.
In 1653, people of Matsumae clan discovered Yunokawa Onsen while they sought a recuperation place for the son of the domain governor of Matsumae who had suffered from an intractable disease.

Consequently, it became recognized as the recovery house for the Tokugawa shogunate military and that as Enomoto Takeaki, the admiral of the Tokugawa fleet had immersed in the historical hot spring.

The etymology of Yunokawa derives from the Ainu language meaning the river of hot water, and it has long been believed as hot springs rich in water with high temperatures.

Even now, it boasts its amount of spring discharge with 7000 tons per day and a temperature of 65 degrees Celsius. It attracts widespread popularity as one of the three most famous Onsens in Hokkaido.

Spring Types of Yunokawa Onsen and Its Efficacy

  • Characteristics of Yunokawa Onsen

    Characteristics of Yunokawa Onsen

    The water of Yunokawa Onsen is well recognized for its high concentration of salt that keeps your body warm with salt adhered to the skin to prevent sweat from desiccating.

    As known as Heat Water, its average high thermal temperature has efficacy such as neuralgia and coldness, etc.

  • General Indications for Recuperative Onsen Treatments

    General Indications for Recuperative Onsen Treatments

    General Indications of Therapeutic Onsen:
    Neuralgia, Muscular Aches or stiffness, articular Rheumatism, Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Back Problem, Frozen Shoulders, Bruises and Sprains in chronic phases, Poor Gastrointestinal Function such as Stodginess, Intestinal Gas, Mild Hypertension, Diabetes, Mild Cholesterolemia, Mild Asthma and Lung Emphysema, Hemorrhoid, Dysautonomia, Stress-Related Symptoms such as Insomnia and Depression, Convalescence, Recovery from Fatigue, Health Promotion

Classification Chloride Spring - Sodium,Calcium(Neutral Isotonic Hyperthermal Spring)
Perceptual Examinations Clear,Briny and Salty.Oderless.
Flow Rate 150L/min
pH 6.8
Dissolved Substances (w/o Gaseous Agents) 8.599g/kg
Water Tempreture 52.6C(Air Tempreture:22℃)
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