Welcome to Okudogo Ichiyunomori, your Matsuyama “home away from home.” Okudogo Ichiyunomori aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.
Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Ishiteji (2.1 mi) and Isaniwa Shrine (2.4 mi), guests of Okudogo Ichiyunomori can easily experience some of Matsuyama's most well known attractions.
Rooms at Okudogo Ichiyunomori offer air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.
24 hour front desk, baggage storage, and shops are some of the conveniences offered at this hotel. A pool and an on-site restaurant will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Okudogo Ichiyunomori, free parking is available.
If you are looking for a good Italian restaurant, you may want to check out Il Positano, Yamanote Mariage Garden, or La Cuisine Japonaise Hari while staying at Okudogo Ichiyunomori.
Okudogo Ichiyunomori puts the best of Matsuyama at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.
You've found the right hotel, everything screams at you 1970s and while you might say that's not a bad thing in this case it pretty much is. 1st off the modern thing they call wifi only gets a signal in the reception area and is non existent in this very big long shaped hotel, which brings me onto the spa which is as far away as an airport terminal. The food is buffet which while I'm not a fan of at home in this case being a vegetarian on holiday in Japan it was most welcome. The room itself while spacious was bland and the beds were the old style were they dig into you. Luckily I was only spending a night here.
Its Japan!! Its 1975 !!! Ultraman! Flared trousers!! Side burns!! Big hair!! Polished black Toyota Crown Taxis!! Sake, Xtra Dry Kirin beer and Sashimi! This hotel is straight out of 1975!! Its fantastic! It even smells like 70s (that priceless cigarette-wet-carpet-aircon smell!). Its got class by the bucket load: only hotel I have ever been to with a harpist providing live performance in the lobby! The food's great! No, PERFECT!! International lunch and breakfast buffet is peerless. The final crowning touch:- the hotel room key (yes, its a physical key!) comes with this classic vintage 6" long ORANGE perspex block keychain-holder - straight out of authentic 1975 hotel experience! And its huge - the long corridors and indoor viewing gallery disappear into the horizon. My mind spins. Its so perfect. I will go to this hotel again and again and again and again. Hell man I don't mind dying there. FOUR thumbs up (hands and legs).…
Ijoined a group tour to vivit Japan and stayed in this hotel for one night. The room is reasonbly spacious and included Japanese and European style of furniture but it seems to be a bit old. Although the room is facing a road but the sound proofing is good. The buffet dinner was with good variety and the sushi was extremely fresh as it was freshly cut in front of us as a show. The buffet breakfast was of very good standard as there was freshly made smoothie made from tofu or vegetables. The public bath is spacious and with good variety which served from 5:30 to 21:30 which allowed me to enjoy it twice.
The public onsen is fantastic! I could bathe in different types of hot springs (from indoors onsens to bubbling beds and open-to-nature baths). The staff was very helpful and they kindly made a very detailed plan (in Japanese) for us to get to Aoshima (taxi, train and ferry) to see one of the cat islands in Japan. It was a pity they didn't have any dinner during Christmas eve though.
People in reception were helpful even sometime difficult to understand each other. I did expect more from this hotel considering the price. Nice for the SPA but very dated and location quite far from Matsuyama. Connected with busses to the center of Matsuyama even frequency not too high.
The hotspring is good but need to walk up stairs after shower. The food is good with great variety, however the staff is relatively unfriendly to the Japanese standard. The lady serving dessert in dinner was literally rude, while I was asking for a jelly cup and pudding very politely and she was like throwing the dish on the counter. It's first time ever I experience this in pass over 20 times traveling around Japan. Other staff were okay, so she's probably a special case and I would rather not judge the hotel base on one person. It's the hotspring you are coming for and its still nice even though would prefer the shower and changing place a bit closer to the hotspring places. The room is spacious with a tea place. The bathroom is tiny like those Tokyo hotels. Be aware that the bath tub is actually detached from the walls and water would flow out if u shower on the wall side. If I come again I think I would try another hotel.…
This hotel is is located at remote area of Matsuyama city and at riverside. It features in its hot spring which has medical benefit. Legend says a crane who hurt his leg was cured after having hot spring in Matsuyama. This hotel has multiple pools of hot spring, one of them has hot spring texture (they say it's hot spring flower). I highly recommend the hot spring of this hotel. Moreover, they offer free performance every night. The performance is led by a man in woman's Japanese traditional dress and dance with either popular music or drum sound. It's not a difficult performance but a performance will make you laugh always. The food in the restaurant is also good and has some local features.
Ok, I went there just for the onsen, didn't stay there. Good that you can book a private onsen for 30$ per hour. Perfectly clean and good option for those who have tattoos, are shy, or whatever who don't like public onsen (like me). And btw, you can cool down the water at your convenience (always found onsen water too hot)
Hotel ==== The hotel is built in 1960, and although it has been renovated a bit, it is very worn. It used to have it's own cable-car to the mountain just across the river, as well as a nice nature walk, but both are closed down (broken down). It features a big outdoor "Jungle Spa" which is worn but well-kept. Rooms ===== Roms were featuring furniture from the 70's but were well kept and generally nice. They were very children-friendly and brough baby-cots and night/spa-clothes even for small children :-) If you get room in main building, they will all be facing the mountain with huge floor-to-ceiling windows. A very green view :-) The Spa ======= The hotel is located by a hot spring and has a big covered-but-kinda-outdoor "jungle spa", which is the main attraction of the hotel. The spa is also dated, but well-kept, and the view from outdoor hot pools is great. Fun fact is that they switch male / female side of the spa every day, so you get to see it all. In general nice, but worn. It also features some private spas which were renovated in 2006 and are in excellent condition. Food ==== Hotel rates usually include breakfast + dinner. It is served in what feels like a school cantina, but the food is really really good. Shopping ======== A bit surprising, but there is a shopping arcade which is fully functioning inside the hotel with convenience store and everything, along with a bar, tacky tourist stuff etc. Children ====== There is a small indoor playground at 4th floor, at the Shopping Archade. Fine for kids 2-5 years. Surroundings ========== Historically hotel has been located in nice surroundings and there used to be walks etc. But most seems to be closed down. Probably still possible to walk up the mountain if you try.…
Really, very good value for price (especially after 10 days in Tokyo and Kyoto). I partially agree with the 2 earlier reviews in English, but overall I felt very satisfied with this hotel. My room was spacious, even by american standards. Very good western-style bathroom: everything worked well. View on forest was relaxing. Very very nice staff, I was impressed by how eager they were to help, even by Japanese standards. Very little English spoken, but excellent attitude, at front desk as well as in dining room. Very good buffet dinner and breakfast. No complaint. In some aspects, the hotel may need refurbishment, but this did not affect my comfort or enjoyment. Compared to many other places I have been in Japan, this is a bargain. Really, would go back again. I did not try the hot spring bath themselves. My need was housing and 2 meals, and I am happy.…