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Doing a culture tour? This one is for you. The onsen is one of the most famous in Japan. Historic... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Robert B
Port Hueneme, California
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Vintage shopping street

I love these old shotengai in Japan. This one leads all the way to Dogo onsen honkan and is lined... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Manila, Philippines
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Dogoyunomachi, Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 April 2012

I was visiting Matsuyama for work, and since this onsen is so famous, a group of us felt we needed to go there. Full disclosure--this was my first visit to Japan and this is my only onsen experience, so I cannot compare it to any...More

5  Thank ProfandMom
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Reviewed 18 April 2012

We had expected more than a face cloth for use as a towel. Ladies even had to pay to use the hair dryer. The hot bath itself was bit small, but fortunately not too crowded. Overall, a very average experience, but at least we can...More

3  Thank Tim C
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Doing a culture tour? This one is for you. The onsen is one of the most famous in Japan. Historic building. A little worn around the edges but worth the visit.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I love these old shotengai in Japan. This one leads all the way to Dogo onsen honkan and is lined with shops selling local souvenirs and cafes and restaurants.

Thank Nonnapn
Reviewed 23 September 2018

The Dogo hot spring is the oldest hot spring in Japan and has a history of 3000 years. Opposite the entrace of the hot spring is the Dogo shopping arcade. There are a variety of shops selling souvenirs, food and drinks etc ... If you...More

1  Thank myonlywan2012
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Set amongst several small shopping arcades you can be forgiven if you miss this ancient site. The current building is over 100 years old with special entrance for the emperor but the story goes back several millennia

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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

It is just a short shopping streets selling stuff with restaurants. We like its special tram station design and the shops as well

Thank Moaimoaimoai
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Part of the dogo Onsen with two parts Nice interesting shopping area , souveneers restaurants sake shops You can spend half a day there as it’s the same place as the big old bath house

Thank Yawara
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Although I believe the site of this onsen is very old, possibly 3000 years, the present building is late 19th century. It has the feel of the 19th century with solid wooden panels giving a rather cosy, old-fashioned feel. Not surprisingly, the atmosphere is very...More

1  Thank Adam181
Reviewed 6 December 2017

As our hotel stay included a limited visit to Dogo Onsen, we went in briefly to experience and try out the onsen facility, which was just ordinary as we didn't take the tour. Be prepared to bring along your own amenities as it was a...More

2  Thank bkpkwok
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

This is a small covered shopping street leading to the Dogo Onsen. Starts from the tram. Unique shops include 1. Shop selling only mikan products. The whole store is decorated with oranges. 2. Locally made Ibaraki towels 3. Shop selling intricate wooden carvings of animals...More

1  Thank Meng San G
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed my casual and relaxing walk after having an onsen. Other visitors can buy souvenirs. (It was indeed a brief shopping street just outside the onsen. Honestly, without the onsen, it was not at all noteworthy. But, one could always just enjoyed a brief...More

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Nancy B
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Hi Nancy, there is no need to book in advance. Thanks.