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Speaking of “Spirited Away”, it is a feature-length animation film produced by Studio Ghibli, which is publicized and talks about something even if time passes.
The director is Hayao Miyazaki, the No. 1 movie in Japan.

By the way, it is said that the appearance of the “Oyuya” of the hot spring that appears in Spirited Away is the setting of Dogo Onsen in Ehime Prefecture.
If you look at the image compared to Dogo Onsen, you will actually want to go to the stage of Spirited Away.


A hot spring that was modeled on the Spirited Away | Dogo Onsen

If you look at the information of Spirited Away, one place may be introduced, “This place is the stage of the movie!”

However, in fact, Ehime Prefecture, where Dogo Onsen is located, is not the only place that has become a model for the “Oyuya” of the hot spring that appears in Spirited Away.

It is said that various places such as inn, restaurants, castles and stationery stores in various places in Japan such as Tokyo, Gunma Prefecture, Aichi Prefecture, etc. have become the stage of Spirited Away .
Please check each stage.

Of the places that became the model of Spirited Away, Dogo Onsen in Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture is the most famous holy place.

What is the “Oyuya” ?

To put it simply, “Oyuya” is a hot spring hotel where tourists from the world of wonders come in story.

A mystery witch named “Yuba” is the division, where there are hot water frog employees, slug hot water baths, and entertainment for non-human travelers.
The only human being, “Chihiro”, came there and started living and working in the name of “Sen”.

So “Oyuya” is a very important place in Spirited Away.
And it is Dogo hot spring that was made a model of “Oyuya”.

Dogo Onsen in Ehime Prefecture

Dogo Onsen in Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture, is a sacred place that has become a model of the Spirited Away.

By the way, do you know Ehime Prefecture where there is a Dogo Onsen?

Ehime Prefecture is located in Shikoku, Japan.

The Japanese city near Dogo Onsen is Osaka or Hiroshima.

However, it takes a lot of time to go to Dogo Onsen from either city.
Be careful when setting up a schedule.

One of the most iconic buildings in the historical Dogo Onsen from ancient times is the “Dogo Onsen Main Building”.
The inn’s building is a black-based, solid-looking building called the “Yumotokan in God”, maintaining its original appearance in 1894.
It is an important cultural asset of the country, and it is the face of Dogo Onsen that Kaonashi is likely to show off.

Please look closely at the entrance side of the Dogo Onsen Main Building in Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture.

In the center of the front of the roof of the building, there is a fancy wind, and on both sides there is a hound of wind.
When this landscape is stacked vertically in my head, it seems that the design on the front side of the “Oyuya” of the hot spring that appears in Spirited Away is completed.

If you look at the building of the “Oyuya” in the movie, it is an all-Japan eclectic overall, and the appearance has no sense of unity in style.

Miyazaki Hayao also admits!

As a matter of fact, Miyazaki Hayao admits, “There are various hot springs and there is no specific model, but Dogo Onsen is definitely for reference”.

Dogo Onsen is also attractive because it is cheap.

Bathing is available from 400 yen.

You can also go to the second floor.
A break room is also available for 840 yen.
You can enjoy yukata and Japanese sweets, and you can enjoy Dogo Onsen slowly.

After the sun goes down the Dogo Onsen lights up.
It is a more mysterious and mysterious impression.
Dogo Onsen is open until 23:00, so you can visit there at night!


Dogo Onsen in Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture, is one of the most famous holy places in the movie.

The place that Miyazaki Hayao admitted is a place that fans want to visit once.

Go to the Dogo Onsen in Ehime Prefecture, and find the buildings that appear in Spirited Away.