Dogo Hot Spring (Dogo Onsen)

US $169.50 / Person

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Hi! I'm Yoshihiro Kashiwai.

I will guide you!

Description of this tour

Dogo Hot Spring is the oldest hot spring in Japan, dating back three thousand years. Its main public bath house was built in 1894. On its centennial in 1994, it was designated as a national important culutural asset, the first hot spring facility to obtain this honor in Japan. The bathhouse in the animated movie "Spirited Away" was modeled after this building.
The hot spring water is alkaline. It is rich in minearls and cures rheumatism, skin diseases, cuts and muscular pain.

Please relax after your tiring trip and enjoy Dogo Hot Spring that has been loved many people.

Hello, I am Yoshihiro Kashiwai. Please call me Yoshi.
I was born in Kochi Prefecture, in Shikoku. Now, I live in Matsuyama City in Ehime Prefecture. I joined NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation) and later NTT Docomo, INC. I worked for the company in sales for a total of over 40 years and lived in 4 Prefectures (Ehime, Kagawa, Tokushima and Kochi ). I know very well about each prefecture. So, I am a good guide on Shikoku.

After retiring, I gained the guiding license and have been enjoying working as an English guide. I love practicing my English, and am interested in everything about Shikoku including history, culture, nature, etc. I am also a big fan of Shuhei Fujisawa ( a popular Japanese author of historical fiction ).
The purpose of my life is to show overseas guests a wide variety of Shikoku.
I am looking forward to welcoming tourists from abroad to Shikoku.


Sample Tour Timeline

09:30 AM
JR Matsuyama Sta

Meeting place

09:30 AM
JR Matsuyama Sta

Meeting place

10:00 AM
Dogo Hot Spring (Dogo Onsen)

Dogo Hot Spring is the oldest hot spring in Japan, dating back three thousand years. The bathhouse in the animated movie "Spirited Away" was modeled after this building.
The hot spring water is alkaline. It is rich in minearls and cures rheumatism, skin diseases, cuts and muscular pain.
The main bathhouse is now undergoing reinforcement work against a big earthquake. But, half of it is open. In addition, Dogo Onsen Annex Asuka-no-yu will welcome you. It was built in the Asuka style of architecture suitable for the oldest hot spring.
Please relax after your tiring trip and enjoy Dogo Hot Spring that has been loved many people.

10:00 AM
Dogo Hot Spring (Dogo Onsen)

Dogo Hot Spring is the oldest hot spring in Japan, dating back three thousand years. The bathhouse in the animated movie "Spirited Away" was modeled after this building.
The hot spring water is alkaline. It is rich in minearls and cures rheumatism, skin diseases, cuts and muscular pain.
The main bathhouse is now undergoing reinforcement work against a big earthquake. But, half of it is open. In addition, Dogo Onsen Annex Asuka-no-yu will welcome you. It was built in the Asuka style of architecture suitable for the oldest hot spring.
Please relax after your tiring trip and enjoy Dogo Hot Spring that has been loved many people.

12:00 PM
JR Matsuyama Sta

Destination

12:00 PM
JR Matsuyama Sta

Destination

Additional Details

Where we meet

JR Matsuyama Sta

What's included
Things you need
  • If you want to enjoy taking a bath, you need to pay 410 yen.
Notes:

After this tour, an additional tour can be available according to your request ($ 25 per hour).

Guest Requirements

All welcome.

Cancellation Policy

Any trip or experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.