A famous Onsen with 3,000 years of history
Dogo Onsen Honkan is thought to be the oldest hot spring in Japan. It is mentioned in the ancient texts of the Kojiki and Manyoshu. The main building, a three-story castle-style wooden structure, has been designated an Important Cultural Property of Japan. This bathhouse is an iconic feature of Matsuyama in the novel “Botchan” and many other masterpieces of literature and film. After enjoying the smooth hot spring water, visitors can put on a Yukata robe and stroll around the culture rich local streets to experience the spirit of this Onsen town. A new annex building, “Asuka-no-Yu”, wich adopts the architectural style of the 6th to 8th centuries, was opened in September 2017.
|Business Hours||Open 6:30am - 11:30pm (Last admission at 10:30pm) *Opening times may vary depending on facilities|
|Days Closed for Business||Open every day *closed temporally for cleaning for a day in early December|
|Price||[Kami-no-yu on the ground floor] Adults 410yen, Children (2-11) 160yen|
|Parking||[Dogo Onsen Motor Vehicle Parking Lot] 100 car parking spaces available|
[Dogo Onsen Iwaidani Higashimachi Motor Vehicle Parking Lot] 43 car parking spaces available
100yen per 30 min.
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