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Matsuyama

3.5
Castles · Landmarks · Thermal Spas
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku. Developed out of a small castle town, Matsuyama retains many buildings from the Meiji period, including historic onsen (traditional Japanese spas), temples, and a hilltop castle. Several museums and other cultural institutions provide an introduction into the history of the island and its people, with many of the attractions in Matsuyama relating to the life of Masaoka Shiki, the father of the haiku poetry. Find what you're looking for from your Matsuyama holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy Japan journey planner.
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Popular things to do in Matsuyama

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Castle
Matsuyama Castle
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Neighborhood
Dogo Onsengai
3.8
Duration: 1 hour
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Landmark
Bocchan Wind up Clock
3.7
Duration: 1 hour
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Thermal Spa
Thermal Spas
3.6
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Matsuyama

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Religious Site
Ishiteji
3.5
Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
Isaniwa Shrine
3.7
Duration: 1 hour
Historic Site
Akiyama Brothers' Birthplace
3.2
Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
Tsubaki Shrine
4.2
Duration: 1 hour

Museums in Matsuyama

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Specialty Museum
Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum
3.3
Duration: 1 hour
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History Museum
Shiki Memorial Museum
3.7
Duration: 1 hour
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Specialty Museum
Itami Juzo Museum
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
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Specialty Museum
Seki Museum
4.2
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Matsuyama

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Island
Okunoshima Island Takehara
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
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Castle
Marugame Castle Marugame
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
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Park
Senkoji & Senkoji Park Onomichi
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
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Castle
Imabari Castle Imabari
3.9
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Matsuyama

Island
Nogutsunajima Island
5.0
Duration: 1 hour
Historic Site
Taisanji Temple
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Landmark
Shinrokaku
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
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Onsen Resort
Onsen Resorts
3.9
Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in Matsuyama

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Farmers Market
Ohisamaichi
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Gift & Specialty Shop
Mikan Yokocho Ropewaygai-branch
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Gift & Specialty Shop
Matsuyama Gintengai
3.1
Duration: 1 hour
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Department Store
Matsuyama Mitsukoshi
3.8
Duration: 1 hour

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