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Dogo Hot Spa and Its Vicinty With A Haiku Poetry Eye & Mind

by Kaz
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3h $ 112 Price up to 8 people

Highlights

  • The sqaure in front of Dogo Station (A mechanical clock named Botchan Dokei & Botchan Tram)
  • Shiki Memorial Museum ( Built for a great haiku poetry master Shiki Masaoka, some haik monuments )
  • Ishite-ji Temple (One of the Shikoku 88 Sacred Places)
  • Isaniwa Shrine (Built in the 10th century in honor of Emperor Chuai and Empress Jingu)
  • Honkan, or the main building of Dogo Hot Spa (The animation film Spirited Away directed Miyazawa Hayao was crteated based on this)
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111.60 USD

Price up to 8 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

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$ 37.20

Overview

You can sense a peaceful but lively atmosphere of the Dogo Hot Spa. Your five senses needed for haiku appreciation will be sharpened. And people' dedication to Buddhism will be felt.

What to Expect

Dogo Hot Spa is believed to be the oldest one in Japan, dating three thousand years. In ancient times, for example in the 6th century, this area used to be an important stopping-off place to prepare an army and navy for a military campaign to the Korean peninsula. Then there were some emperors and empfresses who visited here. And anecdotedly, Prince Shotoku, who was a very famous figure in Japan's history for establishing the first Japanese constitution, came here. Along the way, you will surely sense a good, peaceful, lively atmosphere.

Matsuyama is the home to haiku, the 31-syllable poem. Shiki Masaoka, who was born here in 1867, 150 years ago. He renovated haiku, which was on the verge of collapse in those days. He was a a man now deemed a great master of haiku. There are many haiku monuments in the city. Along the way you will many haiku monuments. And I will give you some information and you will sharpen your five senses-sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch.Most of haiku come from human's sharpened senses.

And Shikoku is famous for henro pilgrimage. In Ishiteji Temple, one of the Shikoku 88 sacred temples, you will see pilgrims praying to the Buddha. And the temple's bell will satisfy you.

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Highlights

  • The sqaure in front of Dogo Station (A mechanical clock named Botchan Dokei & Botchan Tram)
  • Shiki Memorial Museum ( Built for a great haiku poetry master Shiki Masaoka, some haik monuments )
  • Ishite-ji Temple (One of the Shikoku 88 Sacred Places)
  • Isaniwa Shrine (Built in the 10th century in honor of Emperor Chuai and Empress Jingu)
  • Honkan, or the main building of Dogo Hot Spa (The animation film Spirited Away directed Miyazawa Hayao was crteated based on this)

Important

You should be sturdy enough to walk on the way to and from a nearby temple Ishiteji Temple, starting from Dogo.

If you want to be picked up at your hotel, it's possible. The hotel is not in the Dogo area, we should use a taxi. And you should pay the fare. And the time needed for us to reach the Dogo area is not included in the tour time of 3 hours.

Basically, the tour is desigend for the people up to 4. But the number will be actually extended to 9. The difference is that you have to pay another taxi fare if you wanted to be picked up at your hotel which is out of the Dogo area.

City Ehime

Meeting Point The square in front of Dogo Station (your hotel if you want)

Ending Point The main building of Dogo Hot Spa or around there (your hotel if you want)

Duration 3 hours

Starting time 09:00 AM , 1:00 PM

Number of people up to 8 people   Flexible

What‘s included
  • guide fee


What‘s not included
  • The taxi fare ( Your hotel is not in the Dogo area, and when you want to be picked up at yur hotel.)

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

About Kaz


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Hi, everyone. I am Kaz. I live in Ehime, which is opposite from Hiroshima across the Seto Inland Sea.

There is no Shinkansen bullet train here, but there are many things to see. You will have a relaxed, peaceful time, feeling as if time were passing slowly. And you will find lots of beautiful things. For example, there has been a tradition in people's behavior that they will show their hospitalityby serving tea or cakes to walking pilgrims. There have been many who want to visit the temples belonging to the Shikoku 88 Sacred Places, as a pilgrim.

There is also abundance of natural beauty. You can see high mountains extending to the far distance and rivers running through the area. It goes without saying that there is a lot of delicious food.

I am looking forward to seeing you. Please come visit Japan, and discover hidden treasure. Thank you. read more


Reviews ( 1 )

Excellent
4 months ago |   by Chelsea

“ Kochi Castle, Buddhist temple, beach ”

We had an awesome time with Kaz. We were able to see quite a lot and Kaz was very informative about the places we visited. Highly recommend!

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