RYOKANS providing rooms with private open-air/Onsen baths
Book Yamatoya Honten in Dogo Onsen— A pure Japanese style hot spring ryokan with a stage for “Noh” plays, a traditional Japanese art. 40 min by bus from Matsuyama Airport.
“No. 1” ryokan in Japan
Ryokan with a 140 year history. It features a 3,000 year old hot spring. The spring is one of Japan’s oldest hot springs, and even appears in Japanese myth. The ryokan also features a traditional Japanese Noh play stage.
Modern hotel-style ryokan
This ryokan upholds the Japanese tradition while at the same time providing modern comforts comparable to western-style hotels.
Top hot spring resort – Dogo, Shikoku
With 3,000 years of history, this is one of Japan’s oldest hot springs. It even appears in the “Nihon Shoki” (a collection of ancient myths). Many past Emperors of Japan have visited here starting 1,500 years ago, including Emperor Showa. It also is home to Yushinden, the only bathing room in Japan specially set aside for the Imperial Family.
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