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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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Take the imperial family tour if you don't want to bathe

While I have gone to a few Onsen, is not one of my favorite things to do. I like hot springs in nature where the water is flowing. This are more like little children's pools... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

While I have gone to a few Onsen, is not one of my favorite things to do. I like hot springs in nature where the water is flowing. This are more like little children's pools and they are not chlorinated. The tour was interesting and gave you a change to see this interesting old place. There is a nice clean... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The oldest bath in Japan is a ritual in and of itself. This is not to be missed. The bath has a few options, take the one with tea.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

We decided to have our first onsen experience at Dogo Onsen main hall, because of its history and connection to Botchan and Spirited Away. And also because it offers the chance to experience a private room for changing out of your clothes before the bath and relaxing with a cup of tea and rice dumplings afterwards. Perhaps because it's busy... More 

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Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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22 helpful votes 22 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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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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94 helpful votes 94 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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Address: Address: 5-6 Dogoyunomachi, Matsuyama 790-0842, Ehime Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 89-921-5141
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Shikoku  >  Ehime Prefecture  >  Matsuyama

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