Dogo Onsen Traditional Japan Experience In Matsuyama

Dogo Onsen in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, offers many traditional Japanese cultural activities. In this experience, you can craft a bamboo flower basket, learn basic Noh theater performance skills, and relax at the local hot spring resort.

Asuka no Yu is a modern version of the traditional Japanese onsen hot spring bathhouse Dogo Onsen Honkan. Located in Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture on the island of Shikoku, this area is known for offering one of the oldest, most enjoyable hot spring resorts in Japan.

At Dogo Onsen, you'll experience a nostalgic retro atmosphere of 19th century Japan, like that depicted in the classic novel, Botchan (1906), written by Natsume Soseki, the outstanding Japanese novelist of the Meiji period (1868 – 1912) known for his ability to depict the plight of the alienated modern Japanese intellectual.

The pleasant ambiance of Dogo Onsen area is ideal for experiencing traditional Japanese activities. In this short tour, you will learn the skills of bamboo craft making and Noh theater performance before relaxing in one of Dogo Onsen's most acclaimed hot springs.

Bamboo Craft Making

Here, you will learn to make traditional Iyo bamboo items for which Ehime Prefecture is known. Raw materials include high-quality green bamboo from Ehime and tiger bamboo from Kochi Prefecture. The rich characteristics of your basket will continue to develop with use.

Noh Theater Experience

Noh, or Nohgaku, is a Japanese performing art developed over 600 years ago. Noh continues to employ many aspects from its original form, including stage design and script structure. Noh is the oldest form of stage performance in the world. Here, you will enjoy a Noh stage experience that includes an informative lecture presented on the full-scale outdoor Noh stage at Dogo Onsen.


2 Working Days
3 hours
Voucher Type
No Amendments
No Refunds

Operating Hours

Duration: 3.50pm to 6pm

What You Get

Dogo Onsen Traditional Japan Experience in Matsuyama


  • Bamboo craft making
  • Noh performance class
  • Hot spring bath entrance


  • Yukata rental fee (540 JPY)
  • Towel 
Additional information:
  • Minimum 2 participants required to attend this tour
  • Please note that there is a possibility other group will join the bamboo craft making class
  • Guests must wear white tabi socks to participate in the Noh theater class (Complimentary pair available at Yamatoya Honten)
  • Large bath towel can be rented for 200 JPY, small towel can be rented for 50 JPY. You may also bring your own towel.
  • Yukata can be rented for 540 JPY on that day
  • In the case of bad weather, we may cancel this activity. You will be notified of cancellations by 21:00 the previous day
  • Note that this experience is not available on days when Noh performance classes are not held (a few days each month). As these days are determined only a few weeks in advance, we may decline your booking or ask you to reschedule.

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There

Yamatoya Honten (details provided upon booking confirmation)

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