Walking on Drift Ice
An ancient spa offering the perfect spot to enjoy fall in Matsuyama
With three thousand years of history behind it, Dogo Onsen is one of Japan's oldest hot spring resorts. Listed as an Important National Cultural Site, the Dogo Onsen Honkan building has become a symbol of this spa town. After a pleasant bathe in the thermal waters, why not stroll along to Matsuyama Castle, which offers a bird's-eye view of the town. From this vantage point you can also savor the full glory of the fall foliage, with the red-leaved maples and Japanese sumac interwoven with verdant evergreens.
Address: Dogo-Yunomachi, Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture
Airport: Matsuyama Airport
Ailments said to be alleviated by the thermal waters include:
Neuralgia, rheumatism, gastrointestinal disorders and other conditions