- Art & Culture
Dōgo Onsen Honkan
The Honkan houses Dōgo Onsen, said to be Japan’s oldest hot spring with a history going back about 3,000 years. It’s been awarded three stars by the Michelin Green Guide Japan, and it’s the first public bathhouse to be designated an important national cultural property. The current building is a three-storey wooden structure rebuilt in 1894. Bathers can choose from four courses in the Kami no Yu and Tama no Yu baths. For a fee, you can also visit the Yūshinden, Japan’s only bathroom for the use of the Imperial family. A time-keeping drum in the Shinrokaku at the top of the bathhouse marks the time at 6:00, 12:00 and 18:00.
*Appearances may differ, as Dōgo Onsen Honkan is undergoing preservation repair work.Click here for updates (external site).
- 5-6 Dōgo-yunomachi, Matsuyama City
- How to Get There
- About a 5 minute walk from Dogo Onsen Streetcar Station
- Open time
- Kami-no-Yu Downstairs 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. [Last entry 10:30 p.m.]
- Open year-round
- Kami no Yu downstairs : Adult: ¥420, Child: ¥160
- Accessible by public transportation
- Parking available
- Wi-Fi available
- Who are you traveling with?
- Recommended seasons
- Please be aware that changes may be made to the information due to various circumstances.
For the latest information, please contact the respective facilities directly.
Paid parking lot