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Rent-a-bike service

  Open: 8:30-17:00
  Charge 300yen a da
N0.5 Free of charge

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Guest house
City Hall
Matsuyama Castle
JR train
Iyotetsu railways
Express B
Ehime Prefecture
To enjoy magnificent sceneries of the inland sea by walking or cycling, see the site below

Walk & cycle on the Shim
anami Expressway

For more detailed
information and guide
the following site is
very helpful.
Ehime Prefectural International Center:EPIC

                  & its southern suburb Kutani
, t
he largest city in Shikoku,  has been selected   as the Best Cityscape Award in 2016 by the MLITT   (The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport & Tourism).
  See "Matsuyama" in the subhead below.

  Very few Japanese, haiku poets or not, visit Matsuyama without   remembering Shiki,  a preeminent son of Matsuyama, who made   this town what is called the hometown of haiku Poem
  (5-7-5 syllable verse) .

           Dogo Onsen Hot Springs.
  Another nationwide attraction of Matsuyama is   the fabled Dogo Onsen Hot Springs.
  Dogo Onsen Honkan Public bathhouse distinctive architecture   can be fully experienced inside.
  Dogo Onsen, one of the oldest and best-known hot spring spas   in Japan, was visited by several Emperors and Empresses,   noblemen and nob
lewomen as early as the 5th century.
  Operating hours & admittance. See this site:

'(Dogo Onsen Honkan Public bath House)

         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 swords,   armor, documents, works of art and calligraphy, and mementoes   mainly of the lords of the castle. 
  Operating hours & admittance. See this site:

  (matsuyama Castle donjon)

                                          Brief information   
 A  There are three ways to get to the top of the castle tower.
             1  Start walking from the shrine entrance beside the                  ropeway station.              
             2  Take a ropeway lift.
             3  Get in a cable car. The charge for both is the same:

 B    Tickets   
   castle tower  
 one way
 round trip  one way  integrated  ticket
 Adult  510 yen 510 yen 270 yen  1020 yen
 Under12  120 yen  260 yen  130 yen  410 yen

Business hours
         Term   Business hour
 February to November except August  9 AM to 5PM
 August  9 AM to 5:30 PM
 November &  January  9 AM to 4:30 PM

   88 temples by prefecture, locations and route map

O-Shikoku Guide in Kutani area and central Matsuyama ("Easier ways to visit 46th Joruri-ji to 51st Ishite-ji tmeple")


             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 origin of the Shikoku pilgrimage.  Ishite-ji temple offers lots of things to see,   including the main gate (a national treasure) , the main hall,   the three-storied pagoda
, the belfry, the Gomado hall
  (all important cultural properties), and the treasure house.

  (main gate of Ishite-ji Temple: national treasure)
  Open all year roundNo admission fee.


  Must-see scenic places in  Matsuyama
  Special   local   products
 ひめだるま  Hime-daruma dolls

 砥部焼  Tobe pottery   

kimono with splashed patterns

Taruto, Matsuyama dessert,Matsuyama-  city,Japan.JPG

 瀬戸の幸  Delicacies from the Seto Inland Sea

  Kutani Area
lies in the southern rural suburb of   Matsuyama City, which is surrounded by mountains on its three sides--
  the east, north, and weat---except the south ,
  and faces the Seto Inland Sea (a national park) .   Kutani, on the other hand, has a very long history and is filled   with so man
y historic relics, ruins with beautiful landscapes

 Kutani and its sceneries

  About Pilgrimage

  The Setouchi Shimanami Kaido Expressway
   Why don't you go a little way further to the Setouchi Shimanami Kaido Expressway?

  Shimanami Expressway
   Map regarding Shimanami

   Map of Matsuyama
      (Just click a red drop sign. Then you'll see what it is.)

  Places of Rental Cycles run by the municipal management


 For more detailed information call: 089-948-6688 (24 hours)
Or check this map.

Rental car Services are available in many places.
    See the map or the website below.

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