2015年10月29日

A public bathhouse 'Dogo-onsen Honkan' in Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture, built in 1894, is designated as important cultural property.

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Stately public bathhouses are likely found in the center of the traditional hot spring resorts in Japan, where people enjoy bathing at a resonable admission fee. 'Dogo-onsen Honkan', standing in the centre of 'Dogo-onsen' resort, is the best one among them. This three storied building is equipped with four big public bathrooms, and people can enjoy not only bathing but also tea and sweets according to the variety of admmission fee, cheap and expensive ones.
The building on the left in the first picture is a special bathhouse only for the royal family, named 'Yushin-den'. This building is not used now though, but can be visited with a guide to look into the luxury interior. The second picture shows the lounge, on the second floor of this bathhouse, for the visitors after bathing.

Licensed tour guide/travel consultant,
Masahisa Takaki.

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