Dogo Onsen

Japan's oldest hot spring which is the land of the famous literature "Botchan"

Introduction of Hot Springs (Onsen)

Dogo Onsen is a hot spring area located in Matsuyama-shi, Ehime Prefecture.
A retro landscape that even Soseki loved will welcome you.

The hot spring town spreads around the Dogo Onsen Main Building, and restaurants, souvenir shops, and a large inn lines up.
In the vicinity, there are also footbaths and hot springs that can be used for free, and you can visit there for a day trip and enjoy for a walk.

Effects and characteristics of Hot Springs

Dogo Onsen is one of Japan's three oldest hot springs, boasting a history of 3000 years.
The place is also published in the Michelin Guide in 2009.
It has been popular among historical celebrities, such as Prince Shotoku, Masaoka Shiki, Natsume Soseki, etc.
This Dogo hot spring spread to many people, when one hemisphere was told that it healed its injured feet by using the hot spring.
It is effective for neuralgia, rheumatism, gastrointestinal diseases and ventilation, skin diseases and anemia.
  • Spring Qualities

    Standard hot-spring
  • Efficacy

    Rheumatoid arthritis Osteoarthritis Neuralgia Coldness Decrease in gastrointestinal function Recovery from fatigue


Access by public transportation.

20 minutes by train from Matsuyama station

Access by car

30 minutes by car from Matsuyama IC

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