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Dōgo Hōjō-en square

  • Dōgo Hōjō-en square
  • Dōgo Hōjō-en square


    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.

    Basic information

    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?
    • Family
    • Couple
    • Friends
    • Alone
    • Senior
    Recommended seasons
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Autumn
    • Winter
    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.

    Detailed information

    089-948-6556(Tourism and International Exchange Section, Matsuyama City Hall)
    This information is correct as of 12/2023. For details, please visit the official website of each facility or contact each facility.