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Dogo Onsen Traditional Japan Experience in Matsuyama, Ehime

by Voyagin
per traveler Price is $67
*Pricing based on group of 4 travelers
Duration: 3h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Experience three traditional Japanese cultural activities

  • Make a bamboo flower basket under the guidance

  • Learn basic Noh theater performance skills from an actor

  • Relax in the Asuka no Yu hot spring baths

  • Enjoy the nostalgic retro atmosphere of Dogo Onsen

Highlights

  • Experience three traditional Japanese cultural activities

  • Make a bamboo flower basket under the guidance

  • Learn basic Noh theater performance skills from an actor

  • Relax in the Asuka no Yu hot spring baths

  • Enjoy the nostalgic retro atmosphere of Dogo Onsen

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3:50 PM, Dogo Onsen Traditional Japan Experience in Matsuyama, Ehime in English

Duration 3h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is $158.50, taxes included

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Dogo Onsen Traditional Japan Experience in Matsuyama, Ehime

Activity Location

Yamatoya Honten

Yamatoya Honten

Matsuyama 790-0842

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Yamatoya Honten

    yamatoya honten

    Matsuyama 790-0842


Description

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.
Please note that there is a possibility other group will join the bamboo craft making class.

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.

*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.


Inclusions

  • Bamboo craft making

  • Noh performance class

  • Hot spring bath entrance


Exclusions

  • Yukata rental fee 540 JPY/person


Know Before You Book

  • 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.

  • Minimum 2 participants required to attend this tour

  • Please note that there is a possibility other group will join the bamboo craft making class.

  • Bad weather may cancel this activity (You will be notified of cancellations by 21:00 the previous day)