This traditional inn stands quietly
in the ever changing hot spring town of Dogo.
DOUGOYA maintains the feeling of a traditional Japanese inn
and combines it with all the best parts of a guesthouse.
Beautiful wooden structures like this are becoming rare in Dogo.
You can enjoy the hot spring, which runs directly from the source, just as in the old days.
As a family,
With your special someone,
With your friends,
Or on your own as a backpacker,
All will be warmly welcomed.
There are 7 rooms in all.
The simple Japanese style rooms are named after neighborhoods in Matsuyama City.
Dougoya + Art
Each room has a uniqueness not found anywhere else in the world.
It has become DOUGOYA's power spot.
Feel free to share your experience here with friends around the world.
This hot spring flowing from the source
Dogo no Yu, is a gift from the gods.
The hot spring tub in DOUGOYA is small, but is of the finest quality. All can find peace and relaxation in the healing waters.
You can feel the history.
This refurbished ryokan from the Showa Period is a hidden treasure.
In the middle of all the newer concrete buildings, this little piece of history remains in all its beauty.
The Land of Iyo.
DOUGOYA is based in Ehime Prefecture where there are many adventures to be had. There are many must see spots. They are all beautiful and will make a great addition to your Instagram collection. Please take a look around all the scenic spots around Ehime.
How to get to DOUGOYA
5 minute walk from Dogo Onsen Station.
As DOUGOYA is a “hidden” treasure, you'll have a lot of trouble finding it without a map. Please enjoy the scenery along the streets on the way.
Summer & Winter Special
Hot Summers and Cold Winters
Summers in DOUGOYA are really hot, even with the cooler on.
Winters in DOUGOYA are really cold, even with the heater on.
Winters can be hard to handle, so we have prepared some items to keep our guests comfortable: kotatsu (a heated table with blankets) and hot water bottles. These items have been a Japanese mainstay for generations. It is traditional to eat mikan (mandarin oranges) while sitting under the kotatsu, and putting hot water bottles in the futon while you sleep as snug as a bug in a rug.
In the summers, we have other items to help keep you cool.
Please enjoy a real look into a traditional lifestyle, and feel like you've jumped back in time to the Showa Period.
Here is the latest information from DOUGOYA.
We look forward to helping each of your guests enjoy their trip in their own way.
Each member of the staff is proud to be part if this warm and welcoming team
as well as excited about meeting each and every guest.
Life is always changing in Dogo, and there is a recent movement called “Dogo Art”. We here at DOUGOYA have spun our own unique version of this with “DougoyArt”. We employed the “Artist in Residence” project. Each room was designed by an artist that stayed in the room and expressed their impression of the Dogo area. Therefore each room is a one of a kind work of art fused with the soul of Dogo.
Check In / Check Out
- ・Check in is between 4:00pm to 10:00pm.
・Check out is at 10:00am.
・Cash only. Sorry, no credit cards.
- Restroom, hot spring, showers, dining room, kitchen, Refrigerator, vending machines, community room (please keep quiet after 10:00pm), Smoking space (outside), soap (organic)
in the Room
- WiFi, air-conditioner, towels, yukata (sleeping kimono), safe, kotatsu (heated table in winter)
- Cars: 540 yen / 20hrs (guests are responsible for any time over 20hrs)
- Motorcycles: Outdoors : free, Indoors : 324 yen / night (The door is closed between 11pm to 6am)
- Bicycles: Outdoors: free, Indoors : 216 yen / night (The door is closed between 11pm to 6am)
- Reservations are required for indoor parking spaces, and vehicles cannot be moved between 11pm and 6am.
Items for Sale
- Razor 120 yen
- hand towel 100 yen
- Tabi socks 100 yen
- toothbrush set 70 yen