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Dogo Onsen Tsubaki no Yu

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Address: 19-22 Dogoyunomachi, Matsuyama 790-0842, Ehime Prefecture
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Local public bath

It is not as much famous as Dogo Onsen Honkan, but it is also a very old public bath in Dogo (the building is renovated, of course). There are less tourists, and so you can feel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2016
Kimitaka S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

It is not as much famous as Dogo Onsen Honkan, but it is also a very old public bath in Dogo (the building is renovated, of course). There are less tourists, and so you can feel to be local.

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Tokyo, Japan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The cheaper version of the Dogo Onsen which the locals go. It's more like where the retired citizens go, since the building beside it is the home for the retiree. Orange scented soap and towels lent at a cheap price. Men's bath is pretty large, with self served free water or tea dispenser in the changing area. Some local old... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Visit here for a local Onsen experience. No English but very helpful staff. For larger folks the issued towel may be too small - they have a bigger one for a few yen extra. As a souvenir you can buy a towel from the gift shop near the entrance at modest cost. The predominant deal on the mens side is... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We opted for a package that included a tour of private areas of the Onsen and the use of one of the smaller baths with tea and a snack following. We enjoyed that but the public bath was the best, full of local adults and children...a glimpse into Japanese culture. Staff was friendly and helpful in navigating the warren-like building.

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Nishinomiya, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

If you go to Dogo Onsen you'll end up taking a bath with every other tourist at the Dogo Onsen Honkan. It's fun, it has it's thing, you'll do it. When you want to really experience the water, when you want to really relax, go to Tsubaki no Yu. Basic sento layout with a very large changing room. There's only... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

This onsen is right next to the famous Dogo onsen, tapping the same hot spring, but it has a very different feeling. While Dogo is a big tourist destination with a long history, this is more of a community onsen where locals go to bathe their daily worries away. A good-sized change room and bathing area with several tubs with... More 

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