Dogo Onsen, in central Matsuyama, is one of Japan's oldest hot springs with the main honkan one of the most famous locations at its very center. This wooden public bathhouse dates back to 1894 (Meiji Period) and is said to be one of the inspirations behind film director Hayao Miyazaki's acclaimed Spirited Away anime.
Renovation works are being carried out until 2024. During the first phase, two baths on the first floor remain open to the public while the floors above will close. Parts of the building will be covered with scaffolding during the renovation, though it is also the intention to maintain visible parts of the exterior to minimise the impact to tourists. More >
Due to the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Dogo Onsen Festival (scheduled for March 19) will be rescheduled at a later date, to be announced.
The Hotel Patio Dogo is a modern, comfortable hotel overlooking Dogo Onsen Honkan.
Spa Ryokan Dougoya offers a ryokan-like experience in a stylish 1930s building in Dogo for travelers on a budget.
Spa Ryokan Dougoya offers budget accommodation in Dogo with the atmosphere of a traditional ryokan.
Dogo no Machiya is a beautiful café with courtyard gardens and stylish Japanese décor. It’s ideal for breakfast, lunch, or a r..
Dogo's newest addition to the eating, drinking, art scene, Wani to Sai. Located in an atmospheric corner of Dogo, this "circus..
The Nikitatsu-An restaurant in Dogo serves reasonably priced Japanese food to accompany the high-quality sake and beer produced..
Matsuyama Castle is a flatland-mountain castle that was built in 1603 on Mount Katsuyama, whose height is 132 meters, in Matsuyama city in Ehime Prefecture.[Wikipedia]..
Every March, Dogo Onsen is dressed up in lanterns and red pinstripes to celebrate its cultural history and provide a platform for..
Dogo Onsen, the inspiration for the Studio Ghibli film Spirited Away, is one of Matsuyama's most prized buildings and one of..