Dogo Onsen(Hot Spring)

[日本語]

 

This is Dogo Onsen(Hot spring) Honkan(Main Building) in Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture, Japan.

Dogo Onsen(Hot spring) is the most oldest hot spring of Japan and it was written by The Nihon Shoki, the book of classical Japanese history.

Dogo Onsen(Hot spring) Honkan(Main Building) was built in 1894, and it is said to become a bathroom of "Spirited Away".

 

This picture is the full view of Dogo Onsen(Hot spring) Honkan(Main Building) from Yu-Shrine.

Yu-Shrine is known as nice photographing point.

 

Dogo Onsen(Hot spring) Honkan(Main Building) has two types of bathroom, "Kami-no-Yu" and "Tama-no-Yu".

An entrance fee of "Kami-no-Yu" without a rest room is only 410 yen(about 370 - 410 U.S. dollars).

Other entrance fee is below:

   "Kami-no-Yu" and a rest room of 2F                                 840 yen(about 760 - 840 U.S. dollars)

   "Tama-no-Yu" and a rest room of 2F                              1,250 yen(about 1,130 - 1,250 U.S. dollars)

   "Tama-no-Yu" and a rest room of 3F(a private room)  1,550yen(about 1,400 - 1,550 U.S. dollars)

 

This hot spring is orderless and slippery water, because hot spring's quality is a type of alkaline nature.

Hot spring's temperature is about 42℃, and it is suitable.

 

This is a rest room of 2F.

It's the view from a rest room of 2F.

 

This is a rest room of 3F.

It's the view from a rest room of 3F.

 

Yukata(an informal cotton kimono) is lent in a rest room(2F, 3F).

 

Japanese sweets and green tea are served after taking a bath in a rest room(2F, 3F).

 

There is "Botchan-no-Ma", a room featured Soseki Natsume, a Japanese novelist, in 3F.

Soseki Natsume visited Matsuyama City as a teacher in 1895, and he wrote "Botchan", a novel set in Matsuyama City.

 

This is a photo of when Soseki Natsume was a teacher of Matsuyama City.

 

Dogo Onsen(Hot Spring) "Tsubaki-no-Yu" is located at a distance from Dogo Onsen(Hot Spring) Honkan(Main Building).
Hot spring of "Tsubaki-no-Yu" is as same as hot spring of Dogo Onsen(Hot spring) Honkan(Main Building).

"Asuka-no-Yu", new building of "Tsubaki-no-Yu" will be opened on September, 2017. 

 

There are Dogo shopping street(another called "Dogo Haikara street"), "Botchan Park"(restaunts), and "Dogo Bakushu Kan"(a bar served Dogo's local beer) around Dogo Onsen(Hot spring) Honkan(Main Building).

We can enjoy shopping and eating after taking a bath.


 

And there is Hojyoen Square near the entrance of Dogo shopping street and Iyo Railway's Dogo Onsen Station.

Hojyoen has  a foot bath using hot spring water of Dogo Onsen(Hot spring) Honkan(Main building) and "Botchan Karakuri Clock" featuring figures based on the main characters of "Botchan"(a novel written by Soseki Natsume).

 

"Botchan Karakuri Clock" takes a turn on a hour from 8 am to 10 pm.