Front page > Connecting history to the future ~Important Cultural Property Dōgo Onsen Honkan Conservation and repair work~
As of February 2019, the entrance was moved to the north side and the building is only open for bathing.
Even since the scaffolding is up, the karaha-fu architectural roof style and signage are kept visible.
Information regarding construction will regularly be updated here. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Dōgo Onsen Office at 089-921-5141.
Since the completion of Kami-no-Yu Honkan building in 1894, over a long period of 125 years, Dōgo 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 Dōgo Onsen.
In 1994, Dōgo 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.
Because the Dōgo Onsen Honkan conservation and repair work requires the removal of roof tiles and copper plates during roof repairs, the entire building is covered in scaffolding.