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Special Tickets

~A set of tickets convenient for sightseeing. Valid for viewing the Matsuyama Castle and riding the Botchan Train.~

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The Kutsuna Islands that float off the coast of Matsuyama city

~are a treasure trove of citrus fruits and natural marine products. Come and experience the unspoiled nature and warm and friendly local islanders.~

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Dōgo Hot Spring and Its 3,000-Year History

~The Profound Appeal of the Dōgo Onsen Honkan It Is Much More Than Just a Place to Bathe~

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Mitsuhama-yaki, filled with the delicious flavor of broth, was born in a port town

~A delightful local specialty only known by those in the know. Matsuyama’s soul food is taste of nostalgia~

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Hōjō taimeshi is cooked with rice, and the Uwajima taimeshi comes as sashimi.

Take delight in trying the two flavors only found in Ehime, the home of the taimeshi!

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Dōgo Art 2016

In 2014, an art festival was held in Dōgo Onsen in the city of Matsuyama, Ehime to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the reconstruction of the Dōgo Onsen Honkan.
Since then, even more tourists and local residents have come to visit Dōgo than ever before, and the incorporation of art into the local resource that is Japan’s oldest hot spring has helped further spread the word about Dōgo Onsen not only in Japan but around the world.

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How to enjoy Dōgo Onsen

Dōgo Onsen is one of Japan’s most famous spas, said to be the oldest in the country.Recently, paper guides have been made for foreign visitors, and people from all over the world have started to enjoy visiting the onsen.The onsen isn’t just for washing yourself. It’s a place of healing where you can relax and let go of your cares.

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Walk around the castle town

At the foot of Matsuyama Castle is a lively, modern city centre.Having a historic fortress in the same area as a modern town is one of the major attractions of Matsuyama.Gathered around the castle are shops, eateries and public facilities.You can enjoy shopping and eating as you please here, experiencing the here and now of Matsuyama to the full.

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