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Dogo Onsen Main Hall

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Address: 5-6 Dogoyunomachi, Matsuyama 790-0842, Ehime Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 89-921-5141
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Interesting building. Bathe where emperors bathed. I took the package with Tama no Yu (Bath of the Spirits) which included the Tama no Yu, Kami no Yu (Bath of the Gods), tea... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Traditional wooden structure. You can experience old Japanese style bath and inspect old Japanese structure in parallel. This construction includes bathroom and restroom for emperor of Japan. We also see the rooms which isn't used currently though. If you buy premium ticket, then you can use private room for your family. Regular fare is \840 par person(include Yukata and Towel).... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Interesting building. Bathe where emperors bathed. I took the package with Tama no Yu (Bath of the Spirits) which included the Tama no Yu, Kami no Yu (Bath of the Gods), tea, yugata and towel. Also, a tour of the Emperor's quarters. Tama no Yu was quiet and peaceful. It was pretty crowded in the Kami no Yu. The water... More 

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東京
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Dougo Onsen(mean hot spring) Honkan is a very old building which made by woods in 19th century(Meiji period). If you can visit Matsuyama-city, you had better go there.

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Singapore, Singapore
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Purpose for us to stay two nite in Dogo is to goto Dougo Onsen, thru friends and read from website, knowing its a place worth visiting. We went only once, cost 400yen for adult, kind of disappointed, as the Ofuro is quite small and tis's a very popular place, there're so many local and many tourist came by coaches and... More 

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OZ
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We visited Shikoku last November, and stayed a few nights in beautiful Matsuyama. One of the main attraction of this city is Dogo-onsen; and for onsen lovers ,Dogo onsen Honkan is a place not to be missed. It said that the bath house was built in 1894 during the Meiji period. Additional info said a special section of the Honkan,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My friend and I used the package with a private change room/resting room, with access to both baths, tea and sweets (Bocchan dango), a little more time and the tour. Both baths were excellent, among the best I've experienced. It's really wonderful to sit and relax in such an old onsen. The really great part of our visit was the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I have visited onsen (hot springs) inside hotels many times but this is the first time I tried the onsen in a non-residential setting. The experience is quite good. We are travelling in a family of 4 and got the package with a private resting/changing room. This is the more expensive package and allows you to visit both hot springs... More 

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Singapore
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Went there to soak in the history of the place. Onsen wise...once is enough for me. Too many people in too small a bath for everyone. Other members of the family went for a higher level and fee experience the next day and was understand they ended up in the same entry level bath. Building is unique and pictureque.

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Warana, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

When in Matsuyama you need to visit the Dogo Onsen for a taste of Japanese style bathing. These are public baths and have been for centuries. You can choose a bath only option or more inclusive options according to price. If you don't mind bobbing around in steamy water with any number of local patrons, a bath only is a... More 

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Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We were short on time so did not visit the interior, nor avail ourselves of the onsen facility, but we spent a bit of time walking around the outside photographing the exterior and its architectural details. Be sure to walk around the back of the building for close-up views of the roof details.

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