A Guide to Japan’s Wooden and Traditional Architecture
The beautiful Dogo Onsen complex (道後温泉) in the city of Matsuyama ((松山) is one of Japan’s oldest onsen hot springs. With its eclectic mix of styles and construction, Dogo Onsen served as the main inspirations for the Bathhouse complex in Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away.
Even though Dogo Onsen is primarily a Bathhouse building, it has adopted the methods of other traditional architecture and many of its elements resembles those found in a temple or shrine.
Even though Suikoushya International Craft School is now up and running in France, our Kyoto workshop will still continue to operate and we want to welcome you when you’re in Kyoto!
Here in Kyoto you can explore the many different wooden architectural treasures of Japan!