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  • Dogo Onsen
    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.
      aid recovery from fatigue
      nerve pain
      joint pain
      gastrointestinal disorders