Hotel Kowakuen

Address: 1-1 Dogo Sagidanicho, Matsuyama, Ehime, Shikoku, 790-0836, Japan | Hotel
 
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Location

This hotel, located in the Dogo Onsen area of Matsuyama, is near Matsuyama Castle and Dogo Onsen.
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    Travel Blogs from Matsuyama

    5-7 May - Matsuyama and Imabari

    A travel blog entry by donnellyramble on May 16, 2015

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    The onsen hot spring has been in Matsuyama for centuries – it's supposed to be the oldest in Japan and legend has it that it was discovered by a crane – but the building dates from 1894.

    When it was constructed, they ensured to also create a private bathing space for the Imperial family, should they ever find themselves in the area. The Imperial rooms have only been used a few times, and were last used in the 1950s. Nowadays ...

    Days 117-118 - An epic bike journey

    A travel blog entry by annadave on May 08, 2015

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    ... but we got a nice sunset view. Then it was time for dinner where we also met an English couple. There was also a film crew there who were very interested in us all and asked if they could interview us after dinner. The problem was, they barely spoke English! We had a mini feast of all little dishes which were yummy. We then discovered that the onsen was closing soon which we hadn't been told before and neither us nor Ben or the English couple had used it! They were saying ...

    Bathing at the oldest Onsen in Japan

    A travel blog entry by chrismcg on Apr 30, 2015

    27 photos

    ... for the nobility.

    There is a separate lounge room for the Emperor, with a raised platform. The centre of the ceiling is raised and made of two layers of Japanese cypress wood, making it impossible to attack from above. There was a separate room for a bodyguard next door. The sliding doors and walls are covered in gold leaf.

    We then went down stairs to a changing room, where the Imperial family would change into a silk bath robe. Only those of noble birth ...

    Day 26: Matsuyama, Dogo Onsen

    A travel blog entry by millieandjames on Apr 29, 2015

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    WE DID: - visited Matsuyama-jo (castle), using the chairlift (no safety bar!) to get up and down the hill. - took the tram to Dogo Onsen where we booked in to Dogo Onsen Honkan baths with a private lounging room, yukata hire and imperial bath etc - walked through Dogo-koen (park). - walked to and around Ishite-ji (temple) - played in the arcade in Okaido. - went for a drink in bar Grace ...

    Day 25: Matsuyama

    A travel blog entry by millieandjames on Apr 28, 2015

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    WE DID: - Train from Hiroshima - Okayama - Matsuyama. - Bike ride (free hotel bikes) around Shiroyama Park - at the base of Matsuyama-jo. - pottered through the Okaido shopping district, visiting the amusement area (quick go at Super Mario Cart!) WE ATE: - Lunch at a pork specialist restaurant - different cuts of fried pork with a variety of sauces. - got really multicultural drinking French wine in an ...