Frequently asked questions

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Is Dōgo Onsen Honkan under construction? Is it not open for bathing?

The Dōgo Onsen Honkan is alive and well and open for business.
Conservation and repair work on the Dōgo Onsen Honkan began on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 while staying open for business. The second floor, where the resting rooms are, and above are closed but Kami-no-Yu on the ground floor is open for bathing.

Can I stay overnight?

There is no accommodation at Dōgo Onsen Honkan, Dōgo Onsen Annex Asuka-no-Yu, or Dōgo Onsen Tsubaki-no-Yu as they are only open as a one-day hot springs (public baths). Contact the Dōgo Onsen Ryokan Cooperative Association for accommodation around Dōgo Onsen.

Can I reserve a resting room?

The Dōgo Onsen Honkan resting rooms cannot be used due to construction. It is only open for bathing and reservation are not taken.
The Dōgo Onsen Annex Asuka-no-Yu private resting rooms cannot be reserved. Reservations are generally not taken for the large resting hall, with the exception of groups of over 20 (excluding high season).
■Phone 089-932-1126(Dōgo Onsen Consortium)
■E-mail:y-asukanoyu@lesp.co.jp
■Hours of operation:6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Access

How long does it take from major stations or terminals?

From Matsuyama Airport, about 40 minutes to Dōgo Onsen Station by limousine bus.
From JR Matsuyama Station, about 25 minutes to Dōgo Onsen Station by tram.
From Matsuyama Kankō-kō Port, about 43 minutes to Dōgo Onsen Station by limousine bus.
From Mitsuhama-kō Port, about 35 minutes to Matsuyama shi-eki Station by local bus and from there, about 20 minutes to Dōgo Onsen Station by tram.
From Dōgo Onsen Station, it is a three-minute walk to Dōgo Onsen Honkan.

Access to Matsuyama
Main public transportation from major stations and terminals to Dōgo Onsen Honkan

Is parking available?

There are two Matsuyama municipal parking lots (Dōgo Onsen Parking Lot and Dōgo Onsen Iwaidani-higashimachi Parking Lot) nearby. Check the access page for details (Japanese only).

Other

When is Dōgo Onsen closed?

Dōgo Onsen Honkan, Dōgo Onsen Annex Asuka-no-Yu, and Dōgo Onsen Tsubaki-no-Yu are temporarily closed for one day in December every year for major cleaning. Please visit our website for temporary closures due to conservation and repair work.

Are drinking and eating allowed?

Please do not bring food and drinks into Dōgo Onsen Honkan, Dōgo Onsen Annex Asuka-no-Yu, or Dōgo Onsen Tsubaki-no-Yu from the outside.

Are amenities such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, and towels available?

Dōgo Onsen Honkan and Dōgo Onsen Tsubaki-no-Yu do not provide amenities, but they are available for purchase at the reception.
Dōgo Onsen Annex Asuka-no-Yu has shampoo, conditioner, and body soap in the bathing rooms except special bathing rooms.

Are hair dryers available?

Hair dryers at Dōgo Onsen Tsubaki-no-Yu can be used for 10 yen per every three minutes.
Hair dryers at Dōgo Onsen Honkan and Dōgo Onsen Annex Asuka-no-Yu are free of charge.

Are there lockers to store my belongings?

Each changing room in the Dōgo Onsen Honkan has free lockers.
Dōgo Onsen Annex Asuka-no-Yu has coin-operated lockers in a number of locations in the building and free lockers in each changing room.
Dōgo Onsen Tsubaki-no-Yu has coin-operated lockers in each changing room and in the building.
Please note that Dōgo Onsen is not liable for items stored in the lockers.

Can I enter the bath with a tattoo?

There are no Japanese or Western style (artistic or cosmetic) tattoo restrictions at Dōgo Onsen Honkan, Dōgo Onsen Annex Asuka-no-Yu, or Dōgo Onsen Tsubaki-no-Yu. Feel free to come in.

Introductions to the public bathhouse facilities.