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We would like to travel from Osaka to Matsuyama and to takamatsu, we need advises on how we could get there. By JR ? Or what is the fastest or most economical mode of transport and how long does it take ?
What can we see in Matusyama ?
Please kindly provide more information.
You can go from Osaka to Matsuyama by JR. We took a ferry to Matsuyama from Hiroshima. It took about 1 hour. While we were in Shikoku we used our JR passes. From Matsuyama to Takamatsu is about 2 and a half hours. Matsuyama has a castle and also the Dogo Onsen. Look at www.city.matsuyama.ehime.jp
At Takamatsu be sure to visit the Yashima Plateau. There are great views from there. Also if you get time, take a ferry across to Shodo Island which is great. There is more information on my Shikoku page if you would like to look.
Have a great trip! Tracey
Sorry...you can also take a bus or ferry from Osaka to Tokushima and then JR to Takamatsu (1hr), and Matsuyama. Try this website www.onlyone-tokushima.jp/e/4/1.php
Sorry to bump an old question, but thought I would add my two cents in case a similar question comes along in future.
JR is not a bad option. Shinkansen to Okayama and then transfer to either the Shiokaze train for Matsuyama, or the Marine Liner for Takamatsu. Both go over the Seto Ohashi between Honshu and Shikoku.
To Matsuyama, you can get the overnight ferry from Osaka Nanko Port. This is the cheapest way of getting there.
Buses can be caught from Umeda bus terminal in Osaka, and additionally there are also flights from Osaka Itami airport.
If I had my choice I would get the train, and if time permits, get off at a few points along the way (Himeji, Okayama etc)
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