Asuka-no-yu(Asuka-no-Yu Hot Spring)

US $169.50 / Person

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Hi! I'm Yoshihiro Kashiwai.

I will guide you!

Description of this tour

Asuka-no-yu is the annex to Dogo Hot Spring main bathhouse.
It needs to be reinforced to be strong enough against a big earthquake. The reinforcement work has started from January 15th in 2019. The time for completion is 7 years. But, the half of it is open. So, Asuka-no-yu is another bathhouse for supplementing Dogo Hot Spring main bathhouse. Asuka-no-yu was built in the Asuka style of architecture suitable for the oldest hot spring in Japan. It has mixed well modern Japanese architecture with Ehime's traditional handicrafts and the latest art.
Please enjoy the hot spring with a feeling that you have entered the world of ancient Dogo.

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

01:00 PM
JR Matsuyama station

Meeting Place

01:00 PM
JR Matsuyama station

Meeting Place

01:30 PM
Asuka-no-Yu Hot Spring

Asuka-no-Yu is the annex to Dogo Hot Spring main bathhouse. Because the main bathhouse was built over 120 years ago, it needs to be reinforced to be strong enough against a big earthquake. The reinforcement work needs 7 years to complete. Although the half of the bathhouse is open during the work, Asuka-no-Yu was built as another bathhouse for supplementing Dogo Hot Spring main bathhouse.
Asuka-no-Yu was built in the Asuka style of architecture suitable for the oldest hot spring in Japan. Asuka is the era name of Japan, about 1,400 years ago. Asuka-no-Yu has mixed well modern Japanese architecutre with Ehime's tarditional handicrafts and the latest art.
You can enjoy the hot spring with a feeling that you have entered the world of ancient Dogo.
(First floor.) In the men's bathing room, you can enjoy the picture of Mt. Ishizuchi (the highest mountain in western Japan) and in the women's bathing room, you can appreciate the picture of Nikitatsu port (present Matsuyama port) facing the Seto Inland Sea. Both of the picture are depicted on the Tobeyaki poecelain murals. Tobeyaki is famous for its simplicity, warmth, and practicality.
Here, you will love the open-air bath with a decorative panel on which magnificient Shikoku mountains and the sea of Ehime are carved. A Kikuma-gawara tile lamp stand in its courtyard expresses the world of Manyoshu, the oldest anthology, in the 8th century. The Kikuma-gawara is famous for its high quality.
(Second floor) There is a large public lounge with about 60 tatami mats. You can relax in a yukata, cotton kimono, with tea and a kake.
(about 13 US$ per an adult)
You can also experience the special private bathing room replicating the Dogo Hot Spring main bathhouse's "Yushinden bathing room", which is reserved only for the Imperial Family. (about 70 US$ for one group of 3 adults)
You can enjoy another type of private room. There are 5 private rooms. Each room uses traditional Ehime handicrafts to depict a different story or legend of Dogo Hot Spring.
(about 17 US$ per an adult)

I recommend you to enjoy the latest hot spring in Dogo with a feeling that you have entered the world of ancient Dogo rich in legend and history.

01:30 PM
Asuka-no-Yu Hot Spring

Asuka-no-Yu is the annex to Dogo Hot Spring main bathhouse. Because the main bathhouse was built over 120 years ago, it needs to be reinforced to be strong enough against a big earthquake. The reinforcement work needs 7 years to complete. Although the half of the bathhouse is open during the work, Asuka-no-Yu was built as another bathhouse for supplementing Dogo Hot Spring main bathhouse.
Asuka-no-Yu was built in the Asuka style of architecture suitable for the oldest hot spring in Japan. Asuka is the era name of Japan, about 1,400 years ago. Asuka-no-Yu has mixed well modern Japanese architecutre with Ehime's tarditional handicrafts and the latest art.
You can enjoy the hot spring with a feeling that you have entered the world of ancient Dogo.
(First floor.) In the men's bathing room, you can enjoy the picture of Mt. Ishizuchi (the highest mountain in western Japan) and in the women's bathing room, you can appreciate the picture of Nikitatsu port (present Matsuyama port) facing the Seto Inland Sea. Both of the picture are depicted on the Tobeyaki poecelain murals. Tobeyaki is famous for its simplicity, warmth, and practicality.
Here, you will love the open-air bath with a decorative panel on which magnificient Shikoku mountains and the sea of Ehime are carved. A Kikuma-gawara tile lamp stand in its courtyard expresses the world of Manyoshu, the oldest anthology, in the 8th century. The Kikuma-gawara is famous for its high quality.
(Second floor) There is a large public lounge with about 60 tatami mats. You can relax in a yukata, cotton kimono, with tea and a kake.
(about 13 US$ per an adult)
You can also experience the special private bathing room replicating the Dogo Hot Spring main bathhouse's "Yushinden bathing room", which is reserved only for the Imperial Family. (about 70 US$ for one group of 3 adults)
You can enjoy another type of private room. There are 5 private rooms. Each room uses traditional Ehime handicrafts to depict a different story or legend of Dogo Hot Spring.
(about 17 US$ per an adult)

I recommend you to enjoy the latest hot spring in Dogo with a feeling that you have entered the world of ancient Dogo rich in legend and history.

04:00 PM
JR Matsuyama station

Dismissing Place

04:00 PM
JR Matsuyama station

Dismissing Place

Additional Details

Where we meet

Asuka-no-Yu Hot Spring

What's included
Things you need
  • Admission fee (Ordinary fee is approx. 13 US$ per an adult.)
  • Transport expenses(approx. US $3.2(from JR Matsuyam station))
Notes:

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

Guest Requirements

All are welcome.

Cancellation Policy

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