Traditional onsen complex in Dogo onsen, Ehime, Japan


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While Ehime prefecture on Shikoku island might not be a typical destination for international tourists, it has plenty to offer in terms of nature and history. If you are into Japanese literature, Ehime’s capital city Matsuyama might be familiar to you. ‘Botchan’ by famous novelist Natsume Soseki is based on the writer’s personal experience as a teacher in the city. But as you can see in this travel guide, there is more to see in Ehime!

Dogo Onsen is a Matsuyama hot spring that became an Important Cultural Property of Japan. In Yokaichi-Gokoku you can visit traditional streets without the usual tourist crowds. You can feel the serenity in the old houses and garden of Garyu Sanso, and there are many nice beaches.

  • Dogo Onsen | Ehime Travel Guide

    Dogo Onsen | Ehime Travel Guide

    Dogo Onsen is a hot spring resort with a long history. What are some of the stories connected to the resort area? And what does it look like?

  • Uwajima


    Uwajima is a small historic city situated deep inside Uwajima Bay on the west coast of Shikoku. The city has flourished as a castle town of the Date family since the early 17th century.

  • Matsuyama


    Matsuyama is the largest city in Shikoku and is especially famous for the beautiful Dogo hot spring that’s housed in a traditional building. What else is there to see here?