Dogo Onsen is one of the oldest and most famous hot springs in Japan. Its history stretches back to over 1,000 years, appearing in numerous historical texts and folklore. In 1994, it became the first public bathhouse in Japan designated as a National Important Cultural Property. The public bathhouse has three stories of different baths and remains busy during most parts of the day, and reaches peak crowdedness in the late evening.
Temple 51 – 石手寺