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Dogo Onsen Honkan

Open Now: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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A great experience, but don't go during Golden Week!

We got there bright and early on a Saturday, hoping for a private room. Public and private was... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Memphis, Tennessee
Old building, lots of history

This is the oldest onsen in Japan and a lovely building. You can feel the history in the walls. The... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Reading, United Kingdom
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“public bath”(9 reviews)
Dogo Onsen Honkan is one of the oldest Hot Spring in Japan and has a history of 3000 years. And Dogo Onsen Honkan has a \
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5-6 Dogoyunomachi, Matsuyama 790-0842, Ehime Prefecture
+81 89-921-5141
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

Very clean place , very kind people, choose a private room and will enjoy the experience of a thermal bath.

Thank nicestella
Reviewed 23 September 2018

We got there bright and early on a Saturday, hoping for a private room. Public and private was booked solid until 2 p.m. that afternoon, so we put our names on a list and went to shop and eat (which was worth the trip itself!)...More

Thank dzymzlzy
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We are a party of 4 ladies and our umpteenth time to Japan but our 1st to Shikoku. There is an alley shopping street next to Dogo onsen, a smallish one that can be done in 30mins, selling mostly local food stuff souvenir. Had our...More

Thank Hando09
Reviewed 31 August 2018

While the history of the building was quite interesting, the bath itself was quite average. It was smaller then I had expected. There are many, many incredible onsens in Japan, ones with multiple pools with different properties, ones that have pools outside. There was also...More

Thank Deniz E
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This is the oldest onsen in Japan and a lovely building. You can feel the history in the walls. The ladies onsen was not that big and had lovely picture tiles. All very clean. Lockers, green tea and water available in the changing area.I went...More

Thank Wendy119186363
Reviewed 20 July 2018

We stopped at Dogo Onsen Honkan for about an hour, We didn't want to sit in the bath, but we took a short tour of the old bath house with a guide for a few dollars. It was really interesting to see the historical building...More

Thank Nicole S
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

We didn't try Japan bath there. But we think it is good experience and also it is nice design that you can't misss taking photo there

Thank Moaimoaimoai
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Tattooed person can use here. We got so surprised to hear that. Hot spring is way too hot for us but everything is beautiful. 入れ墨された人はここで使うことができます。私たちはそれを聞いてとても驚いた。 温泉はあまりにも暑いですが、すべてが美しいです。

1  Thank katie-herm
Reviewed 30 May 2018

With friends, we took the 1280 yens formula. We had access to a private bath in addition of the common and popular one. We were the only ones with my friend so it was very nice. All the people there are great and help you...More

Thank Karine Q
Reviewed 20 May 2018

For any foreigner looking to experience the traditional Japanese public baths, Dogo Onsen Honkan is a must-visit. They offer different packages however the price is so reasonable (around 1500 - 2000 yen for the top tiers if I remember correctly), that it is worth it...More

1  Thank Natasha I
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