To preserve the value of cultural property and pass it on to the next generation
Since the completion of Kami-no-Yu Honkan building in 1894, over a long period of 125 years, Dogo Onsen Honkan has repeatedly been shifted, renovated, and expanded incorporating techniques of the various eras. As a result, it now has a very complex form, with four main buildings fitted together. In response to the social demands of each era alongside the development of the hot springs, is has established itself as the symbol of Dogo Onsen.
In 1994, Dogo Onsen Honkan became the first bathhouse in Japan to be designated an Important Cultural Property. To pass on this historical and cultural value for the next generation to inherit and preserve, this conservation and repair work is required.