Gamagori City - 蒲郡市

Hotel Takeshima

Japanese Name: ホテル竹島Prefecture: AichiCity: GamagoriAddress: 愛知県蒲郡市竹島町1―6Type: Hot Spring Hotel w/ day useWebpage: ¥1300Holiday: NA
ReviewAt least a 10 minute walk from Gamagori Station (JR or Meitetsu) gets you to Hotel Takeshima, the closest hot spring ryokan to the station. Day use is ¥1300 but if you get the coupon from the tourist information office in the station it is 30% off (¥910). Even with the discount I felt it was a bit overpriced for this aging ryokan but you do get a free soft drink included. I did not realize until writing this review that there are two springs in use. Two springs that they gave two different names to for the men’s and women’s baths. Same water, different names. OK, whatever. Basically the indoor spring is a normal temperature alkaline spring and the rotenburo has a warm radon spring. I kind of noticed a difference in temperature and feel but neither of the springs stood out as outstanding, just good. Things like the off-putting service by the front desk gave me a bad experience at the start but the sweet grandmothers working the baths made up for it. It is definitely a mixed review here. There were many things in and around the baths that were just not up to the standard of a ryokan like that: for example the cover for the outdoor bath were left out haphazardly in plain view and big chips missing in some of the fountains. The view was even so-so. I can definitely say that you should get that coupon. Paying full price is a big high for this even if you include the soft drink.
Hot Spring DataSpring Type:#1 Simple Radon Spring - 単純弱放射能温泉#2 Simple Alkaline Spring - アルカリ性単純温泉Well Temperature: #1 25.7°C#2 27.1°CTemperature Type: Warm spring - 低温泉pH Type: Alkaline - アルカリ性Osmotic Pressure: Low - 低張性Well Name: #1 Mens: Kirara no Yu - きららの湯 / Womens - Urara no Yu - うららの湯#2 Mens: Yaotomi no Yu - 八百富の湯 / Womens: Benten no Yu - 弁天の湯