More pictures of popular places in Matsuyama
I'd ike to show you some popular tourist spots in Matsuyama.
Dogo Onsen Hot Spring and its surrounding areas
|Rickshaws wait for you to get on|| Main building of Dogo Hot Spring
national important cultural properties
You can take a bath here for 260 to 1250 yen.
| Upstairs of the building
This floor is available for purchaser of 860 yen ticket.
|Night view of the building||Shopping street||Marionette clock|
|Footbath free||Dogo streetcar station||Dogo Park that was a castle until 1600|
|Main donjon||Ropeways and lifts||Main donjon and a turret|
|View from the castle tower||You can also see the sea||Ninomaru Garden at the foot|
Matsuyama Castle, which the three-storied donjon and a subsidiary donjon fortified with several
turrets and gates form a typical fort castle
of the 17th century.
The original buildings are gone some except for Inui-mon Gate, some walls and ramparts. The main donjon houses a large collection of words,
armor, documents, works of art and calligraphy, and mementoes mainly of the lords of the castle.
The charge is listed on the first page.
Bansuisou Villa is sited on the side of the mountain Shiro-yama, a short
distance from the busy heart of the city of Matsuyama.
The building was originally constructed in 1922 as a villa by Sadakoto Hisamatsu, the son of the lord of the Matsuyama clan
that governed this region until some 130 years ago. Hisamatsu lived in France for many years as a military attache, and the building
is constructed in a purely French architectural style. Opened in 1979 as an art museum, it displays mainly works by artists from
Aichi Prefecture. The exhibition room on the second floor features a permanent exhibit of work by Heihachiro Fukuda, regarded
as a master of modern Nihonga. (ALL from the site)
|Statue of Emon Saburo||Bridge leading to the main gate||Main gate (national treasure)|
|Three-storied pagoda in the precincts||Worship hall||Great statue of Kukai or Kobo-daishi|
Ishite-ji temple (N0.51th) near Dogo Onsen is one of the most impressive of the 88 Sacred Places (usually called Fudasho) of Shikoku.
It is also known for a gripping supernatural legend deeply imbued with the o rigin of the Shikoku pilgrimage.Ishite-ji temple offers lots of things
to see, including the main gate (a national treasure)m the main hall, the three-storied pagoda, the belfry,
the Gomado hall (all important cultural Properties), and the treasure house.
Other attractive sights
The fare is 160 yen.
| Prefectural Hall
Built in 1929 https://www.pref.ehime.jp/index-e.html
|Gogoshima island and a ferry boat|
|Okaido Street|| Matsuyama JR station
Built in 1927. It will soon be replaced by a bigger
| Shieki bus terminal
You can move anywhere from here by buses or trains.
| Shikido where the famous haiku poet
Shiki temporarily lived
|Gintengai Street||Southern moat of the castle|
The central part of Matsuyama, "Ropeway and Okaido area" has been selected as the best cityscape Award in 2016 by the Ministry of
Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
It's the first time in Shikoku District. Here's an article in a local paper. (May 27, 2016)