Dogo Onsen has a history of over 3,000 years, with the main building of Dogo Hot Spring built in 1894.

Since its establishment in the Meiji era (1868-1912), Dogo Onsen has been a historical hot spring resort that has been enjoyed by many famous people.

In this article, I would like to introduce Dogo Onsen.

The location and attractions of Dogo Onsen are described in this article, so please refer to it.

It also includes a brief introduction of recommended ryokan (Japanese inns) from among the many lodging facilities, as well as attractions in the area.

Location of Dogo Onsen

Dogo Onsen
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The “Dogo Onsen” has a history of over 3,000 years, with the Dogo Onsen Honkan (main building) built in 1894.

It is also the oldest hot spring in Japan and has been loved by Prince Shotoku and other great people in history.

The area around the main building of Dogo Onsen, which is designated as a national important cultural property, is lined with hot spring inns, giving the town a retro atmosphere.

The charm of Dogo Onsen

Dogo Onsen Footbath
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The most attractive feature of Dogo Onsen is that it is the oldest and most popular hot spring in Japan.

There are a total of 10 footbaths around the main building where you can enjoy the hot water of Dogo.

As there are so many footbaths, you can enjoy strolling around, relieving your tiredness in the footbaths, visiting the baths, and relieving your tiredness in the footbaths again and again.

Recommended inns in Dogo Onsen

There are many hot spring inns in Dogo Onsen.
There are many inns in Dogo Onsen, all of which offer a great view of Ginzan Onsen, but it can be difficult to choose the right one for you.

Here, we will introduce three of the best hot spring inns in Dogo Onsen.


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This is a hot spring inn designed by Kisho Kurokawa, a master of modern architecture, where you can enjoy the peace and freshness of the old and new in harmony.

Designed by Kisho Kurokawa, a master of contemporary architecture, the Dogokan offers a blend of old and new.

Besthouse Oborozukiyo

Betsutei Oborozukiya
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Among the many hot spring inns that line the streets of Dogo Onsen, Betsutei Oborozukiyo is famous for its seclusion and seclusion.

With the concept of “a hidden inn for adults”, you will be able to spend a high-quality and elegant time here.

Owataya Honten

Yamatoya Honten
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Yamatoya Honten is a pure Japanese style sukiya-style hot spring inn located next to the Dogo Onsen Honkan.

It was established in Keio 4, and was rebuilt in 1996. The Noh stage “Senjuden” is the proud symbol of this inn.

What to see around Dogo Onsen

Things to see around Dogo Onsen
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There are several spots in the vicinity, but the most notable of these is the “Yu-jinja Shrine” where the guardian deity that continues to protect the hot water of Dogo is enshrined.

There is a legend that after natural disasters such as earthquakes stopped the gushing of Dogo Onsen, the gushing started again after praying for hot water at the shrine.

From the parking lot, you can enjoy the view of the Dogo cityscape, making it a good location for a scenic spot.

Information and summary of Dogo Onsen


Facility Name Dogo Onsen
Address 5-6 Dogo Yunomachi, Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture
Phone Number 089-921-5141
Approximate budget 5,000 yen~15,000 yen
Official website


What did you think? In this article, I have introduced Dogo Onsen.

There are plenty of footbaths to relieve your travel fatigue and daily stress.

You can also learn about the historical background of the hot spring by visiting the hot spring shrine.

Please take this opportunity to visit Dogo Onsen.