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A nice area for a wander

A number of Onsens are in this area as well as an old engine; a free foot bath in hot water and... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2018
Steaming Hot

Doing a culture tour? This one is for you. The onsen is one of the most famous in Japan. Historic... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2018
Robert B
Port Hueneme, California
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Reviewed 23 December 2018

A number of Onsens are in this area as well as an old engine; a free foot bath in hot water and restaurants.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank UniquePerth
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Doing a culture tour? This one is for you. The onsen is one of the most famous in Japan. Historic building. A little worn around the edges but worth the visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robert B
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I love these old shotengai in Japan. This one leads all the way to Dogo onsen honkan and is lined with shops selling local souvenirs and cafes and restaurants.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nonnapn
Reviewed 23 September 2018

The Dogo hot spring is the oldest hot spring in Japan and has a history of 3000 years. Opposite the entrace of the hot spring is the Dogo shopping arcade. There are a variety of shops selling souvenirs, food and drinks etc ... If you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank myonlywan2012
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Set amongst several small shopping arcades you can be forgiven if you miss this ancient site. The current building is over 100 years old with special entrance for the emperor but the story goes back several millennia

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 777SarahB777
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

It is just a short shopping streets selling stuff with restaurants. We like its special tram station design and the shops as well

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Moaimoaimoai
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Part of the dogo Onsen with two parts Nice interesting shopping area , souveneers restaurants sake shops You can spend half a day there as it’s the same place as the big old bath house

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Yawara
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Although I believe the site of this onsen is very old, possibly 3000 years, the present building is late 19th century. It has the feel of the 19th century with solid wooden panels giving a rather cosy, old-fashioned feel. Not surprisingly, the atmosphere is very...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Adam181
Reviewed 6 December 2017

As our hotel stay included a limited visit to Dogo Onsen, we went in briefly to experience and try out the onsen facility, which was just ordinary as we didn't take the tour. Be prepared to bring along your own amenities as it was a...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank bkpkwok
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

This is a small covered shopping street leading to the Dogo Onsen. Starts from the tram. Unique shops include 1. Shop selling only mikan products. The whole store is decorated with oranges. 2. Locally made Ibaraki towels 3. Shop selling intricate wooden carvings of animals...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank gmsgms2016
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Nancy B
5 November 2018|
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Hi Nancy, there is no need to book in advance. Thanks.