- Art & Culture
When the Isaniwa Shrine was moved to its current location between 1334〜1336, a pond was created to show adulation for the water drawn from the Mitarai Stream in the precincts. This pond was called “Hojo Pond” and was said to be clean sacred land, and the space plaza reclaimed from this pond is the current Hojo-en.
The Hojo-en is located in front of Dogo Onsen Station at the entrance to the Dogo Shopping Arcade. There are hot spring “footbaths” coming out of the Yugama (a boiler) which was previously used in the Main Building of Dogo Onsen, and “Botchan Karakuri Clock” which has the motif of Shinro-kaku in the Main Building of Dogo Onsen. At night, this area is a spot full of hot spring atmosphere with retro gas lights.
- 6-7 Dogo Yunomachi, Matsuyama City
- How to Get There
- Short distance from the Iyotetsu Railway "Dogo Onsen Station"
- Open time
- Footbath 6:00〜23:00, Botchan Karakuri Clock performs once every hour between 8:00〜22:00. (every 30 min. on Sat. Sun, and holidays)
- Open year-round
- No admission fee
- Accessible by public transportation
- 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.
- 089-948-6558 (Tourism and International Exchange Section, Matsuyama City Hall)
- This information is correct as of 8/2020. For details, please visit the official website of each facility or contact each facility.