Matsuyama Things to Do

  • Outer fortifications, Matsuyama Castle
    Outer fortifications, Matsuyama Castle
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    Ninomaru Garden
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  • Ninomaru Garden
    Ninomaru Garden
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  • 1. Matsuyama Castle

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    The impressive Matsuyama Castle is on a 130 meter tall hill, Mount Katsuyama, in the middle of the town, completed in 1627, one of the few castels which have survived the post-feudal era since 1868...

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  • 2. Dogo Onsen Honkan

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    Have a bath in the Dogo Onsen Honkan (Spa), first get the ticket (the cheapest about 450 Yen and you might want to rent a towel for 200 Yen), the put your shoes in a shoe locker, go to the changing...

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  • 3. Ishiteji Temple

    A bit out of the way (1,3 km east of Dogo Onsen) is the unusual Ishiteji Temple with a connected Museum. Founded in the 8. century by the Shingon Buddhist Sect, it houses a variety of statues and all...

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  • 4. Isaniwa Shrine

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    About 200M away from the Honkan main spa building at the top of a steep flight of stairs stands Isaniwa-jinja Shrine. This was built in 1667. It is dedicated to Hachiman - a god of war. The shrine is...

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  • 5. Dogo Park (Yuzuki Castle Ruins)

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    Near Dogo Onsen Spa there is a lovely park known as Dogo Park. In spring it is filled with flowering cherry trees and it is very beautiful. Dogo Park is located on the grounds of a former castle. Only...

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  • 6. Ninomaru Historical Garden

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    The Ninomaru Garden (Shiseki Garden) was built where Matsuyama Castle's ninomaru palace buildings once stood. The buildings and palace structures burned down in 1872. The area was excavated but not...

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  • 7. Botchan Karakuri Clock

    This clock is situated in the main square in front of the Dogo Onsen station. It was erected in 1994 in celebration of the centenary of the Dogo Onsen hot springs building. Every hour from 8.00...

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  • 8. Koshin-an Garden

    Kurita Chodo, a close friend of Kobayashi Issa, constructed this small edifice in 1790 to perform the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Its garden is really beautiful. Part of the structure was...

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  • 9. Sogo Park

    This place is marginally interesting, with the small replica European style castle, and grounds that you can freely walk around in. It's not a bad place to go an chill out and get some views of the...

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  • 10. Kururin Ferris Wheel

    On top of Takashimaya department store, there is a ferris wheel. if you visit the beer garden there they'll usually give you a discount ticket to ride for 100 yen, but if you want to get a good...

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  • 13. Okaido and Gintengai

    These are the two shopping arcades in the centre. Plenty of people watching, and in Okaido and surrounding streets there are plenty of bars, cafes and...

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  • 14. Shiroyama Park

    At the foot of Matsuyama castle is Shiroyama Park. Previously in this area there was a Keirin arena, but this has since been demolished, and has been created as...

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  • 15. Sakanouenokumo Museum

    This museum has been opened quite recently and has a number of exhibitions related to local history. It is of moderate interest and entrance is 400...

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  • 16. The Ropeway

    This is the easiest way to get up the steep hill from the city centre to the castle. There is an enclosed cable car, and also a chairlift for the brave.You can...

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  • 17. The Russian Cemetery

    Visiting Shikoku every few years has made me come to the realization that Shikoku I not just remote and unconnected to the world, but it is also remote and not...

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  • 18. The Ropeway

    It's easy enough to walk up the hill to the castle of course, that is if you are reasonably fit, but equally as fun to get the ropeway up.260 yen one-way. At...

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  • 19. Oku Dogo

    Just up the road from Dogo is Oku Dogo, where there is a hotel, which not only has a good buffet restaurant and summer beer garden, but an onsen as well, with...

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  • 20. The Dogo Area

    The Dogo area is well worth a look for a number of reasons.You can take a bath on the famous onsen, there are plenty of souvenir stores to have a look at,...

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  • 21. Foot Bath at Dogo Onsen

    If you don't want (or dare) to take a "real" bath at the Dogo Onsen Honkan, at least give your tired feet a rest and dip them in the Foot Bath at Hojoen Square....

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  • 22. Dogo's old places exploring

    There consist of 4 route cause, Ohenro-san's pass (I mentioned on Japan page), Setokaze mountain pass, the castle's ruins, temples. Total points are 28. If you...

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  • 23. Dogo Onsen Station.

    Dogo Onsen Station was built in 1895. It is an example of Meiji Period architecture. It is the terminal station to three tram lines. A steam locomotive is...

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  • 24. Road of the Haiku

    This path, alongside the Ehime Prefecture Folk and Culture Hall is studded with monuments engraved with haikus made by haiku poets from Matsuyama.This leads to...

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  • 25. Okaido Shopping Arcade

    The shopping arcade is a good place to spend some time on a rainy day. Here you can find restaurants, cafés, shops and the famous multicoloured gambling...

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