Hot Spring / Hot Spring Ryokan 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.
  • Dogo-Kan hot spring ryokan hotel
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    4.5
    214 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.

    It was my first time travel to Dogo, although I visited Japan more than 30 times. I reserved a non-smoking room at Dogokan for 3 days in Nov, 2019. On the evening of the second day, I smelt...

  • OKUDOGO ICHIYU NO MORI
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    3.5
    225 Reviews
    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.

    Youve found the right hotel, everything screams at you 1970s and while you might say thats not a bad thing in this case it pretty much is. 1st off the modern thing they call wifi only gets a...

  • Dogo Onsen Tsubaki-no-Yu
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    4.0
    163 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ehime Matsuyama-shi Dogoyunomachi 19-22
    A hot spring bathhouse in Dogoyunomachi, Matsuyama City. This day-trip bathhouse was built for the opening of the 1953 National Athletic Meet. Come relax in baths fed by hot spring cisterns from a free-flowing spring that can't be had anywhere but Dogo Onsen.

    This is a very satisfactory bath though not up to the level of the honkan. In any other place, this would be a premium bath. However, do note that you must bring or buy soap and shampoo (towels are...

  • Dogo Onsen Annex Asuka-no-Yu
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    4.0
    78 Reviews
    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.

    This onsen operated like a high end bathing house . The onsen is building is beautiful built and they are for a purpose of admiring the building more than just for a onsen visit . First , the onsen...

  • Shikoku Matsuyama Dogo Onsen hotel
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    4.5
    54 Reviews
    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.

    We stayed here for a night and had a set Japanese dinner. I had high expectations of what a top quality Japanese restaurant would be like. Unfortunately while it was nicely presented with very...

  • Higashidogo no Sora to Mori
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    4.0
    44 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.

    天然温泉、岩盤浴、マッサージ、レストラン、仮眠施設が一体となった施設。照明が明るすぎず、ゆったりすごすことができます。 温泉はほどよくヌルヌルしていて美肌効果がありそう。 レストランでは愛媛のご当地グルメもあり、旅行にもおすすめ。 男女問わず入れる岩盤浴、女性専用の休憩所もあり、1人でも女子旅でもカップルでも楽しめると思います。

  • Minetopia Besshi
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ehime Niihama Tatsukawacho 707-3
    "A theme park located in ""Michi-no-Eki (roadside facility with many devices) Minetopia Besshi"". Centered around the remains of the Besshi Copper Mine, one of the three largest copper mines in Japan, hands-on facilities such as gold panning and hot spring facilities, etc. are ready for service in this area. The park preserves a lot of industrial heritage registered as a cultural property, allowing visitors to enjoy and learn about the history of the copper mine. Restaurants and barbecue facilities are also available."

    現在、落石の影響で東平ゾーンに行くことは出来ません。端出場ゾーンのみ観光可能です。端出場ゾーンでは鉱山見学や砂金取りを楽しむことが可能です。セット券は1750円です。砂金取りは個々にやり方を教えてくれないため、各自で工夫しながらやる必要があります。佐渡金山の砂金取りのようにスタッフの方がやり方を説明してくれた方がより親切ではないかと思いました。一応、自動音声にてスピーカにて説明はありますが、初めて...

  • Yunotani Onsen 
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
    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.

    I stayed two nights with my wife and daughter at Yunotani Onsen during the 2015 Saijo Matsuri (festival). We loved our stay here. The staff was so friendly and really took special care of us. They...

  • Auberge Uchiko
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    4.5
    27 Reviews
    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.

    We chose to spend one night at Auberge Uchiko given its convenient location between Matsuyama and Uwajima, not to mention Uchiko itself being a nice tourist destination in its own right. The property...

  • Dogo Saya Onsen Yurara
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ehime Matsuyama-shi Takaokamachi 125-1
    This deluxe bathhouse is located on Prefectural Route 219 in Takaoka-machi, Matsuyama City. It uses natural sodium-chloride hot springs with high warmth-retaining and skin beautifying properties. It features a variety of baths including both indoor and outdoor baths as well as saunas. Other attractions include relaxation facilities and a restaurant. The adjacent “Kazoku no Yu (Family Bath)” offers a private bath fed by natural hot springs at each room where guests can rest or even stay overnight.

    「家族の湯」に宿泊しました。「家族の湯」の宿泊者はこちらの大浴場を無料で利用することが出来ます。温泉は比較的熱めでした。露天風呂やサウナもあります。地元の学生も来ていたため、地元に密着している施設という印象を受けました。脱衣場にあったドライヤーも十分に風量があり、良かったです。唯一、残念だったことは洗い場にあるシャワーです。1回押すと、5秒くらいで止まってしまうため、かなり面倒でした。

  • Morinokuni Poppo Onsen
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    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.

    JR予土線は運転本数が少なく、ワンマンの列車で、駅はほとんど無人駅です。松丸駅も無人駅の扱いですが、なんと駅舎の2階が温泉施設になっています。次の列車が来るまでに時間がある場合は、ここでくつろぎながら時間をつぶすことができると思います。駅前には無料の足湯もあります。

  •  Minami Dogo Onsen HOTEL TEIREGI-KAN
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
    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.

    このホテルはクレジットカードが使えないので要注意です。前金で現金払いです。バストイレセパレートでバスルームはとても広い。硫黄臭のする温泉です。ジェットバスになっている。温泉は良いのだが、シャワーの湯温が熱くなったりぬるくなったりいつも温度が変化する。水になる時もある。水圧もころころ変化する。ガラス張りなので部屋から風呂の中がまる見えなので困った。部屋は狭く、ダブルベッドが2つ。困ったのはスーツケー...

  • Hondani Onsen
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    4.5
    7 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.

    林さん(副長)の案内で初利用しましたよ!特別な温泉感はなかったかも、、綺麗でしたよ、都会のスーパー銭湯みたいな感じでしたよ。 ※近隣にはお寺も有り散策できますよ、ポケジムも有りました(微笑)

  • Dogo Onsen 4th-Bun Yuba
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    3.0
    5 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ehime Matsuyama-shi Dogoyunomachi 7-28
    One of the hot springs at Dogo Onsen, it plays the role of distributing spring water drawn from each source to nearby hot spring bathhouses, hotels, and ryokan style inns. Inside there's a handwashing station allowing you to feel the spring water from the source first hand as well as a viewing room where you can observe the spring water as it falls into the hot water tanks.

    道後温泉では現在、源泉18本から20-55度の湯が4カ所の分湯場に集められ、3つの外湯と旅館に配湯されている。道後温泉駅の北西、稲荷神社の境内は第4分湯場があります。簡易的な手湯施設が設置されている。

  • Himehiko Onsen
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    5.0
    3 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ehime Matsuyama-shi Hatadera 3-4-5
    This hot spring bathhouse is located in Hatadera 3-Chome, Matsuyama City. It features a variety of baths fed with natural alkaline simple hot springs sourced from 1,000 meters underground including large indoor baths, microbubble outdoor baths, and walking baths, as well as saunas. The bathhouse also features 20 private family baths available 24 hours a day. Guests can choose from several different types of outdoor baths and indoor baths. Other attractions include relaxation facilities and a restaurant.

    道後温泉の近くには やはりお湯が沸くのか いい温泉がいくつもあります。 こちらもそのひとつ、 泉質はアルカリ性単純温泉で、温度は34.2度ということで沸かして使用されているよです。 いろんなタイプのお風呂があり、最近では、「マイクロバブルの露天風呂」があります。細かい泡が古い角質を取り除いてくれ美肌効果があるとか、、確かにツルツルしてきます。 大人入浴料550円ですが、300円等 お安くなる日も...

  • Kisukenoyu
    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.
  • Higashi Dogo Onsen Kumenoyu
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ehime Matsuyama-shi Minamikumemachi 325-1
    This hot spring bathhouse is located in Minamikume-machi, Matsuyama City. It uses alkaline simple hot springs with a pronounced viscosity that is said to help with conditions such as nerve pain, stiff shoulders, and joint pain and to have high skin beautifying properties. It features a variety of baths, most notably baths fed with free-flowing spring water straight from the source, as well as three types of bedrock baths. Guests can also drink Mitamasui, an original brand of mineral water made with water from the bathhouse’s own hot spring that has been processed for drinking purposes.

    肌がスベスベになります。 シャワーも温泉なのは嬉しいことです! お風呂の種類はいくつかあり、露天風呂、サウナもあります。

  • 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.
  • Kuaterume Hosenbo
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ehime Seiyo-shi Shirokawacho Takanoko 46
    This health and well-being facility is located along National Route 197, in Takanoko, Shirokawa-cho, Seiyo City. Visitors to the facility can experience Balneotherapy (treatment in a hot spring), which uses the famous Takara Izumibo hot spring, includingin the large public bath and 14 different attractions of the Balneo Pool where visitors can relax their muscles. Group therapy and private therapy sessions under the guidance of specialized therapists are available. (Both require a reservation. )There are also rest areas where visitors can buy snacks or purchase local products.

    宝泉坊温泉の施設内にあるレストラン。食券を事前に購入し、うどんやラーメン、おにぎり、丼物などを注文することができる。安いし、早く出てくるのがうれしい。食後のコーヒーは100円でセルフサービス。

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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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