Place : Hotel Paco Hakodate(25-3 Oomori-cho, Hakodate) Tel : 0138-23-8585 Fee : 2,100yen per hour(1,890yen for the hotel guests)
I visited the hotel to try its "Natural Therapy Room Iyashi", that provides a capsul for relaxation. According to the flier, it is effective to build up your health and soothe you by staying in the capsul which is installed natural radium ore.
They have three rooms with such a capsule in each.
After checking in at the reception on the first floor, I was taken to a room on the second floor. Half of the room is occupied with the capsule. You are supposed to change your dress into the toweling pajamas provided.
Then, stay in calm inside of the capsule.
You should stay inside for 10 to 15 minutes and then take a rest and drink water. Two water containers were inside of the refrigerator in the room. It's effective to repeat the procedure three or four times.
I tried the capsule twice, but each time, only an hour wasn't enough for me to sweat as I expected. I don't know it was due to my health condition or not. I'm not sure if I'm using the discount ticket which expires this end of month.
Akiko lives in a city next to Hakodate and loves to drive around Hakodate and surrounding area. I hope people who visit or live in the Southwest area of Hokkaido come to love the area, too. 函館の隣町在住で道南エリアのドライブ大好きAkikoです。道南を訪れたり、住んでいる人が土地を好きになってくれたらなぁ、と思います。