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Accommodations / Hot Spring Spots in Ehime Area

  • Dogo Onsen Honkan
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Dougoyunomachi 5-6
    This is a public bathhouse of the historical Dogo Onsen. The three-tiered wooden building has been designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan. It sprung to fame after it was mentioned in Natsume Soseki’s novel, Botchan. The dark interior with its pillars, beams and wooden lockers oozes with antiquated charm. The Honkan has two indoor baths, the Kami no Yu and the Tama no Yu, where visitors can relax and enjoy a pleasant soak. At extra charge guests can use the resting room complete with a hired yukata and some tea and cake. The nearest station is Dogo Onsen Station.
  • Auberge Uchiko
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ehime Pref. Kitagunuchikochou Ikazaki Otsu 485-2 (in Ryuwa Park)
    Just five minutes from the JR Uchiko Station by car, the conception of this hotel located in Uchiko Town is very modern, yet preserves the Japanese essence. The restaurant preparing delicately flavored French cuisine from local produce and the hot spring bathing, available also to day visitors, is very popular. The open-air bath that channels the spring water directly, and the indoor bath are both available for guests.
  • Dogo-Kan hot spring ryokan hotel
    7 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Dougotakouchou 7-26
    Dogo-Kan is a famous hot spring ryokan hotel designed by the architect Kurokawa Kisho. Situated on a small plateau in the hot springs district, it has a fine view over Matsuyama Castle. The main bath area has a comprehensive range of facilities, including water cascades, reclining baths, open-air baths, saunas, etc.; day visitors are welcome. The decor of the hotel interior is based on Edo-period street scenes, and is very impressive.

    - facilities all good. - service is good with quite good English communication. - onsen is awesome. - location is good, short walk to the center and dogo park with variety of shopping and dining...

  • Shikoku Matsuyama Dogo Onsen hotel
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Dougoyunomachi 1-33
    The Shikoku Matsuyama Dogo Onsen hotel is a long-established hot springs hotel located approximately three minutes’ walk from Dogo Onsen Station (on the Iyotetsu Jonan Line tram line). The hotel traces its origins back to a hot springs inn that was opened during the Kan’ei era (1624–1644), and which was famous for being patronized by leading literary figures connected with Matsuyama. Day visitors are welcome to use the hot springs facilities. The cypress-wood bath, where bathers can relax while enjoying the marvelous scent of Hinoki (cypress wood), and the two granite bathtubs (made using the Iyo region’s famous Oshima granite) are open to male bathers at certain times of day and female bathers at other times. Saunas and open-air baths are also available.
  • Garyunoyu hot springs bathing facility (Sukunahikona hot springs Ohzugaryunoyu)
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ehime Pref. Ozushi Yunoki 388-1
    Garyunoyu is a hot springs bathing facility located in Garyu-no-fuchi. It offers superb views; while relaxing in the main indoor pool or one of the outdoor pools, visitors can look out over verdant mountains. Besides bedrock baths, saunas, and baths with a floor surface that massages the feet, Garyunoyu also has footbaths that make a great place to relax. Family baths suitable for small groups of people are available for rental (advance booking is required), making this a place where families with young children can enjoy worry-free hot springs bathing. There are also rest areas with comfortable reclining seats, and a restaurant.
  • Morinokuni Poppo Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ehime Pref. Kitauwagunmatsunochou Matsumaru 1661-13
    Morinokuni Poppo Onsen is one of Japan’s more unusual natural hot spring spas as its part of JR Matsumaru Station. With views of the Hirose River from the free foot bath on the second floor, it’s highly popular with tourists as they can access it directly from the train platform. There are two indoor baths, the wooden Meiji-no-Yu and stone Nametoko-no-Yu. It’s a day spa where the bathing areas periodically rotate between men’s and women’s use. Both have a sauna and an outdoor bath. The lobby features local specialty products from Matsuno, and they sell items like ice cream and milk. It’s a good place to take a rest after your bath.
  • Dogo Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ehime Matsuyama-shi Dogoyunomachi
    A hot spring area famously known as one of Japan’s “Three Ancient Springs.” Boasting an extremely long history, the area is mentioned in the “Nihon shoki,” an ancient historical chronical compiled in the distant Nara period. It is also said that Prince Shotoku and numerous writers and artists such as Natsume Soseki and Masaoka Shiki bathed in its curative waters. In the center of the area’s hot spring district stands the Dogo Onsen Honkan, a public bathhouse whose building is over 120 years old and which continues to serve large numbers of customers. The waters of the alkaline simple spring are said to promote recovery from fatigue and alleviate nerve pain and joint pain. Some of the many nearby sightseeing destinations include Isanawa Shrine, the Shiki Memorial Museum, and the Dogo Haikara-dori Street shopping district, and visitors can enjoy exploring the area’s history in addition to therapeutic hot spring bathing.
  • Toyo Onsen Iyashi no Resort
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ehime Pref. Saijoushi Shu 687-1
    This modern open hot-spring resort is built in the image of a Bali, Asian resort. Toyo Onsen's hot spring is a sodium chloride spring which helps the body in retaining heat and improving blood circulation. It is also said to aid with nerve pain, muscle soreness, cold sensitivity, and chronic women's diseases. Along with lie-down bath s and walking baths, they offer medicinal baths and bedrock bath as well as relaxation options including body therapy and aroma treatments. Family baths are also offered as wood tubs, stone tubs, and barrel tubs, and overnight lodging is available as well.
  •  Minami Dogo Onsen HOTEL TEIREGI-KAN
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ehime Pref. Iyoguntobechou Jicchou 92-2
    This hot spring bath-house and hotel has free flowing hot-spring baths attached to every room as well as day trip baths. The hotel has its own personal spring that comes up from 800 meters underground. It's a sodium - hydrogen carbonate cold mineral spring that's hypotonic with weak alkalinity. The spring water has a pH level of 8.2 and is known to have a hyperthermic effect and be good for making your skin soft. Also located nearby are sights like the Tobe Zoo, the Children's Castle, and the Tobe Porcelain Traditional Industry Hall, making this the perfect base for sightseeing in Tobe.
  • Kisukenoyu
    49 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Miyatamachi 4 Kisuke BOX 1F
    This bath house is marked by its easy access, being just a one-minute walk from JR Matsuyama Station. It's across the intersection from the front of the station on the first floor of the Kisuke BOX Mall main building. It has a variety of baths including western Japan's largest carbonated bath and a cloudy dozing bath where you can relax and get comfortable in a half body bath, befitting a modern natural hot-spring resort. The spring water in the carbonated bath and Shigaraki pottery tubs is chloride spring water which greatly aids in the retention of heat. Most of the baths are fed by the free flowing Tsubaki-no-yu spring, a simple alkaline spring that's slightly radioactive. The high alkalinity has a great effect on your skin.

    I visited this public bath by making use of the waiting time for highway bus. The most of customers seem to be local people, and the atmosphere is quite different from that of Dogo Onsen Honkan. The...

  • Higashidogo no Sora to Mori
    2 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Minamikumemachi 3-1
    Come make a day trip or stay overnight at the Higashidogo Hot-Spring Village, this hot-spring bath house, just 12-minutes from the main Dogo-Onsen bath house. The baths are fed by a simple alkaline hot spring with an unusual viscosity. It's great for the skin and can help with nerve pain or stiff shoulders. The spring water is also filtered through three round stone filters resulting in a drinkable mineral water that lets you feel the effect of the spring water throughout the body. There are also a variety of glamorous food options including cheese with braised short ribs, motsu-nabe (offal hot-pot stew), a meal served on a wooden boat, and traditional afternoon tea.

    おんせん「そらともり」に敷設のレストラン。 若干お値段高めですが、地元のものや鰹のたたきなど、 ここそこのものが楽しめます。 ソファがふかふかなので、ゆったり落ち着いて、 地ビールでも飲みながらゆったりすることができました。

    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Suemachi 267
    Come enjoy the renowned free flowing natural hot-spring of Okudogo Onsen which is said to be great for the skin. It's an alkaline simple sulfur hot spring that makes the skin soft to the touch and is said to help with nerve pain, muscle soreness, recovering from exhaustion, and chronic women's diseases. Some of the appeal is the multitude of plans such as the Family Plan, perfect for those with children looking for peace of mind, or the Luxury Plan, which lets you enjoy a stay one rank higher than the best. From one of the best large open-air baths in west Japan you'll get an amazing 360-degree view of beautiful mountain scenery.
  • Kamegaike Onsen
    5 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ehime Pref. Nishiuwagunikatachou Futami A 1289
    Shikoku's westernmost hot-spring, located on the Sadamisaki Peninsula, Japan's narrowest peninsula. This hot spring is in a quiet neighborhood on the Uwa Sea side via the Sadamisaki Melody Line and while you can stop in for a bath you can also easily spend the night and fully relax. This high quality natural hot-spring is a weak alkaline hypotonic spring that easily penetrates the body and is good for your skin. It has beneficial effects such as helping with nerve pain and muscle soreness as well as helping recover from exhaustion and promoting general health. With a restaurant serving the seasonal flavors of Sadamisaki as well as a shop selling local specialties this is a fun spot to take a break while driving.

    佐田岬半島へツーリングした時には是非この温泉とセットで! タオルだけ持参。ボディー&ヘアー ソープ完備。サウナ、露天、樽風呂、色々楽しめます。

  • Hondani Onsen
    3 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ehime Pref. Saijoushi Kawanouchi Kai 494
    This hot-spring is including among the list of Iyo's top three hot-springs alongside Dogo Onsen in Matsuyama and Nibukawa Onsen in Imabari. It is said that both the 34th monarch of Japan, Emperor Jomei, and the 37th monarch of Japan, Empress Saimei both bathed in this famous ancient hot-spring. This hypotonic alkaline cold mineral spring is said to be good for the skin, flushing away skin secretions and fat buildups. As it doesn't cause dizziness after extended use it's known as a family bath and it's safe for everyone from children to the elderly to bathe. It's open for day trips but you'll have to remember to bring your own soap and shampoo as they are not provided.


  • Yunotani Onsen 
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ehime Pref. Saijoushi Sunouchi Kou 1193
    This famous hot-spring was once blessed by a visit from the 37th monarch of Japan, Empress Saimei. The baths have over 1,400 years of history and is fed by its own private spring, famous for resulting in outstandingly beautiful skin. The sodium - chloride - hydrogen carbonate cold mineral spring, is transparent but when mineral deposits appear it can have a white cloudy appearance. Day trips are the norm but there are ten limited lodgings available as well. Many pilgrims visiting 88 sacred places on the Shikoku Pilgrimage stop in after visiting Yokomine-ji Temple, the 60th temple, because of the difficulty of the route.
  • Ishizuchi Fureai no Sato
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ehime Pref. Saijoushi Nakaoku 1-25-1
    "Located 22 kilometers (about 40 minutes) from the Iyo-Saijo Interchange on the Matsuyama Expressway, this nature experience-type learning facility uses a closed elementary school at the foot of Mt. Ishizuchi. There is a training building using the renovated old school building and six wooden cabins, and you can also go camping and barbecue. ""Nature workshops"" where you can observe various nature such as insects and plants in the hall and the surroundings and visit mountain village with commentary, and ""experience workshops"" that show ""how to utilize nature"" such as bamboo work and plant dyeing are also held. The curry available for only two days each month in the cafeteria is popular."
  • Mare Garcia Omishima
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Omishimachoumiyaura 5902
    A day trip hot spring bathhouse notable for its use of use of thalassotherapy incorporating a seawater hot spring. Bathers absorb and are refreshed by the ions, calcium, and magnesium contained in seawater. One of the bathhouse' draws is its variety of baths, including a saltwater bath with a salt concentration so high bathers can float, a walking bath, and a massage bath. In the outdoor bath, bathers can enjoy a view of the Seto Inland Sea, as well as scenery lit by the setting sun as night draws near. The bathhouse' restaurant serves local seafood rice bowls and deep fried fish set meals. The bathhouse' shop carries a full array of local foods and other gifts and souvenirs.
  • Hoshinooka Onsen Senyukan
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Hoshioka 1-2-16
    A hot spring bathhouse situated at the foot of the Site of Hoshigaoka Castle in Okayama City. The waters of the bathhouse' alkaline hot spring well up from 1,000 meters below ground and are said to make the skin of bathers smooth and beautiful. Some of the bathhouse' abundant variety of baths include a large indoor bath, carbonated bath, and medicinal bath. Open from 6 a.m. all the way until 1 a.m. the following morning, visitors can enjoy bathing first thing in the morning or late at night. At night, bathers in the garden style outdoor bath can take a relaxing soak while gazing at a star filled sky overhead. In addition to day trip hot spring bathing, the bathhouse also offers rooms and overnight plans without meals as well as one night plans which include two meals. With a stone sauna and family bath, the facility is also a great place for families on vacation to stay at.
  • Teiregi no Yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Nakanomachi Exhibit 853
    A day trip hot spring bathhouse located a 10-minute drive west on Prefectural Route 23 traveling from the Kawauchi Interchange on the Matsuyama Expressway. The waters of the bathhouse' chloride sodium spring contain an abundance of chlorine ions and are said to treat such ailments as nerve pain and sensitivity to cold. Due to the iron content, these waters appear a golden yellow. The bathhouse has more than 10 different bath facilities, including a sauna, large indoor bath, outdoor bath, and jet bath. There's an adjoining hot spring bath facility for dogs which can comfortably accommodate three large breed dogs at the same time, making it possible for visitors to enjoy hot spring bathing with their best four-legged friend.
  • Dogo Onsen Annex Asuka-no-Yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ehime Matsuyama-shi Dogoyunomachi 19-22
    The third of the Dogo Onsen bathhouses after Dogo Onsen Tsubaki-no-Yu. The bathhouse is built to encapsulate the concept of Asuka period architecture including ornamental ridge end rooftiles resembling historical structures such as Nara's Todaiji temple and a vivid outward appearance of contrasting red and white to draw the eye. Along with the large indoor public baths decorated with Tobe-ware walls they also have an outdoor bath unlike the Honkan Main Building and you can relax in the high-quality spring water to your heart's content.

Ehime Main Areas


Stretched across the northwest corner of Shikoku island, Ehime is a nature-rich prefecture boasting beautiful coastlines and a rural center where mountains play host to 26 of the Buddhist temples that make up the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Matsuyama is home to an original post-feudal castle as well as Dogo Onsen, one of the country’s oldest natural hot springs. The northern city of Imabari marks the entrance to the Shimano Kaido, a road that crosses six spectacular bridges and several islands, forming a route between Shikoku and mainland Honshu.

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