The Dogo Onsen Main Building under earthquake-resistant renovation. The Dogo Onsen Main Building, which was still open during the renovation, was also affected by the epidemic, and the crowds have decreased a lot... I hope everyone will be more careful, and everyone will be healthy and safe.
Dogo Onsen is the only facility in the Shikoku area that has been awarded 3 stars by the Tire Man’s Guide. It’s a pity that when we went there, it was all wrapped up and was being renovated. The business on the second floor and above is closed, and the first floor is open as usual. However, the hotel we booked originally had hot springs, so we didn't go to Dogo hot springs again. It’s a shame not to see the complete Dogo Onsen. This is the oldest hot spring in Japan. The castle-style wooden three-story building is very distinctive. It is also referred to as the "Spirited Away" small and medium-sized hot spring house. prototype.
Dogo Onsen claims to have a history of 3000 years. It is shocking to think about it. In 1000 BC, we were still playing the battle of King Wu... The ruins depend on digging the ground, and historical facts depend on reading story books... This 3000-year-old hot spring project in Japan Not small, there are many shrines, city states and ruins. The core is the Dogo Onsen Main Building. The standard Japanese style should be one of the materials used in the style of Chihiro Chihiro.
Dogo Onsen is also a place where Takagi Naoko described in the comic book to travel to check in. Therefore, when I traveled to Matsuyama, I also came to Dogo Onsen. In Naoko Takagi’s description, the baths on the first floor of Dogo Onsen were all aunts. I felt that the atmosphere was a bit uncomfortable. Moreover, thinking that the history of Dogo Onsen was too old, I decided to visit only In the old building, the picture shows the night view and attendance of the Dogo Onsen Main Building, which is quite beautiful. For the actual bathing experience, I chose the new building in Dogo Onsen. This new building is indeed very new, and the decoration can be seen, refreshing. I went there during off-peak hours during the day, and a large number of tourists have not yet arrived, so there are only two or three guests in the Tangchi, which is almost the same as a chartered venue, very comfortable! Before going in the bath, change your shoes, then change your clothes and take a bath. After washing, you can soak in the pool. There are 3 bathing pools in the female department of the new Dogo Hot Spring Museum, one of which is semi-outdoor. I think the standard of hot springs in Japan is still quite high, clean, and customers follow the bathing etiquette very much. After the bath, the body is very slippery. I remember the price is not too expensive, about 1,000 yen.
Dogo Onsen Honkan is the oldest one in Dogo Onsen, and it is also the first hot spring here. With a history of more than 100 years, many of the hot spring appliances here have even become cultural relics. It is definitely the first choice for experiencing the Dogo hot spring culture. Don't miss it.
There are many hot spring hotels in Dogo, Matsuyama, but many tourists come to Dogo instead of soaking in hot springs in their hotels, but go to Dogo hot springs! Dogo Onsen is the only facility in Shikoku that has been awarded 3 Michelin stars. It is the oldest hot spring in Japan with a history of over 3000 years. If you have seen "Spirited Away", then you will feel that this hot spring is quite familiar. It can be said that the hot spring of Yumpo in Spirited Away is largely based on Dogo Hot Springs. However, because of its old age, many facilities are still aging. When we went there, it happened to be refurbished by Dogo Onsen, and most of them were surrounded by no real face.