RYOKANS providing rooms with private open-air baths
Book Funaya Ryokan in Dogo Onsen (Ehime)— Ryokan with a 380 year history. It features a 5,000 square meter Japanese garden and Japan’s oldest hot spring. The hot spring even appears in Japanese myth. Many notable authors have stayed here, and the spring has appeared in literature under its real name. This famous ryokan features top class hospitality and is even used by the Imperial Family.
Access: 40 min by bus from Matsuyama Airport to Dogo Onsen Station
Private Onsens (For couples, families, tattoo wearers)
Rooms with indoor hot spring baths available
Spring quality/qualities (Please refer to this page for the health merits)
Simple hot spring
Tourist spots nearby
Dogo Onsen Main Building, Matsuyama Castle, Itoyama Observatory, Kurushima Kaikyo SA (Nishi Seto Expressway), Shimanami Kaido
Stayed in by famous persons
Emperor Showa stayed in this ryokan.
Top hot spring resort – Dogo
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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*Smoking is prohibited in all rooms