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Matsuyama

Matsuyama (R) is the largest city on Shikoku and the capital of Ehime Prefecture. At the heart of the city stands Matsuyamajo, a beautiful, original castle. The castle's hilltop vantage point offers a view of the city and a glimpse of the Seto Inland Sea.

The city is also famed for being the setting of Natsume Soseki's popular novel, entitled "Botchan". Often read as part of the Japanese school curriculum, the novel describes Matsuyama during the turbulent Meiji Restoration. Natsume's novel helped make the city renowned throughout Japan.

Dogo Onsen is frequently mentioned in "Botchan" and is one of Matsuyama's main tourist attractions. Located on the northeastern outskirts of the city, Dogo Onsen is one of Japan's oldest hot spring resorts.

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Onsen

Dogo Onsen

Famous hot spring resort inside the city.
3.9 / 5
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Temple

Ishiteji Temple

Temple No. 51 on the Shikoku pilgrimage.
3.3 / 5
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Onsen

Asuka no Yu

The newest public bath in Dogo Onsen.
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Side Trips from Matsuyama
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Uchiko

Countryside town formerly known for its wax.
3.7 / 5
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Ozu

Small city with nice castle, old town and villa.
3.1 / 5
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Uwajima

Secluded port town with original castle.
3.2 / 5
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Matsuyama by interest

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Hotels around Matsuyama

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    • Cinnamon Guesthouse Dogo
      Budget-friendly
      Open from 2015, Cinnamon Guesthouse Dogo offers female only and mixed dormitory rooms with free WiFi. Dogo Onsen Station is a 4-minute walk away. Each bunk bed in the dormitory rooms come with a curtain to secure your privacy. Bathroom facilities and toilets are shared with other guests. Guests can cook their own meals in the shared kitchen with free-use kitchenware and seasonings. There is also a bar on the ground floor. There is no laundry facility on site, however, guests can take a 10-minute stroll to a nearby public coin launderette. The nearest super market is a 5-minute walk away, while the nearest convenience store is just a 2-minute walk from Cinnamon Guesthouse Dogo. The property is a 40-minute bus ride from Matsuyama Airport and Matsuyama Tourist Port. Matsuyama Castle is a 15-minute train ride away.
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    • CHAHARU Hanare Dogo Yumekura
      Luxury
      Attractively set in the Dogo Hot Spring district of Matsuyama, CHAHARU Hanare Dogo Yumekura is situated 700 metres from Joshin-ji Temple, less than 1 km from Matsuyama Shrine and 1.9 km from Miyukiji Temple. This 4-star ryokan offers a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. At the ryokan rooms come with a private bathroom. CHAHARU Hanare Dogo Yumekura offers a buffet or ? la carte breakfast. Matsuyama castle is 2.4 km from the accommodation, while Okaido Shopping Street is 2.7 km from the property. The nearest airport is Matsuyama Airport, 9 km from CHAHARU Hanare Dogo Yumekura.
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    • 3LDK Denchi
      Budget-friendly
      3LDK Denchi is situated in Matsuyama, 2.7 km from Matsuyama castle and 3.5 km from Miyukiji Temple. The property is set 1.7 km from Matsuyama Civic Center, 1.8 km from The Museum of Art, Ehime and 1.9 km from Ishitegawa Park. The guest house has family rooms. All guest rooms come with air conditioning, a microwave, a fridge, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a desk. Featuring a private bathroom with a bath and free toiletries, rooms at the guest house also have free WiFi. Popular points of interest near 3LDK Denchi include Botchan Train Museum, Yasaka Temple and Okaido Shopping Street. The nearest airport is Matsuyama Airport, 6 km from the accommodation.
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    • Funaya
      Luxury
      Boasting a 390-year history, Funaya offers hot-spring baths, a beautiful Japanese garden and a sauna. Just 200 metres from Dogo-Onsen Train Station, it provides traditional rooms with futon bedding and tatami (woven-straw) floors. Each air-conditioned Japanese-room at Funaya Ryokan comes with a flat-screen satellite TV, fridge and tea maker. The en suite bathroom has a bathtub and slippers. Isaniwa Shrine and Dogo Park are a 5-minute walk away, and Dogo Giyaman Glass Museum is a 10-minute walk. Matsuyama Castle is about 3 km away. The hotel is a 30-minute tram ride from JR Matsuyama Train Station and a 40-minute bus ride from Matsuyama Airport. On-site parking is free. Guests can relax and unwind with a massage, or enjoy with footbath within the hotelfs peaceful garden. Free wired internet access is provided in the lobby. Japanese cuisine is served at Aoigoke Restaurant, and tea and coffee can be enjoyed at Garden Terrace Komorebi.
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    • Dormy Inn Matsuyama Natural Hot Spring
      Mid-range
      Dormy Inn Matsuyama Natural Hot Spring is set in Matsuyama, within 1.5 km of Ishitegawa Park and 1.9 km of Matsuyama Civic Center. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Local points of interest like Matsuyama castle and The Museum of Art, Ehime are reachable within 2.1 km and 2.1 km, respectively. Guests at the japanese-style business hotel can enjoy a buffet breakfast. The wellness area at Dormy Inn Matsuyama is comprised of a hot spring bath and a sauna. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Yasaka Temple, Okaido Shopping Street and Botchan Train Museum. The nearest airport is Matsuyama Airport, 7 km from Dormy Inn Matsuyama Natural Hot Spring.
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    • DogoYaya
      Luxury
      DogoYaya features air-conditioned rooms with satellite flat-screen TV in the Dogo Hot Spring district of Matsuyama. Boasting a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests with a restaurant. Free WiFi is available and private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. All rooms in the hotel are fitted with a kettle. A ? la carte breakfast is available each morning at DogoYaya. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Joshin-ji Temple, Matsuyama Shrine and Miyukiji Temple. The nearest airport is Matsuyama Airport, 8 km from DogoYaya.
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    • Yamatoya Honten
      Luxury
      Set in Matsuyama, 600 metres from Joshin-ji Temple, Yamatoya Honten offers accommodation with a restaurant, private parking and a bar. The property is around less than 1 km from Matsuyama Shrine, 1.8 km from Miyukiji Temple and 2.4 km from Matsuyama castle. The ryokan has a hot spring bath, a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi. All guest rooms come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a bidet, a hairdryer and a wardrobe. All units feature a private bathroom with a bath and free toiletries. An Asian breakfast is available every morning at the ryokan. Okaido Shopping Street is 2.8 km from Yamatoya Honten, while Yasaka Temple is 2.8 km from the property. The nearest airport is Matsuyama Airport, 8 km from the accommodation.
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    • Daiwa Roynet Hotel Matsuyama
      Luxury
      Daiwa Roynet Hotel Matsuyama offers accommodation in Matsuyama near Matsuyama castle and Botchan Train Museum. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space, along with free WiFi. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. All guest rooms at the japanese-style business hotel feature air conditioning and a desk. A buffet breakfast is available every morning at Daiwa Roynet Hotel Matsuyama. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Okaido Shopping Street, Yasaka Temple and Ishitegawa Park. The nearest airport is Matsuyama Airport, 8.5 km from Daiwa Roynet Hotel Matsuyama.
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    • Hotel Tsubakikan Honkan
      Mid-range
      Offering Onsen baths (hot-spring bath) and a beauty salon, Hotel Tsubakikan Honkan is a 9-minute walk from the Dogo Onsen station. Guests can enjoy traditional Japanese meals at the dining room. Free Wi-Fi is available at the lobby area. Rooms include a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator, and an electric pot with complimentary green tea. The hotel features a karaoke room, a shop, and a vending machine. The Onsen bath is an outdoor open-air bath, which is available from 05:30 to 09:30 and from 15:00 to 0:00. Guests with a meal plan can enjoy a Japanese and Western style buffet breakfast and dinner on site. Tsubakikan Honkan Hotel is a 10-minute drive from the famous Matsuyama castle, and a 14-minute drive from Bansuiso villa. The Dogo park is a 12 minute walk, and the Ishite Temple is a 25-minute walk away.
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    • Comfort Hotel Matsuyama
      Mid-range
      Featuring 3-star accommodation, Comfort Hotel Matsuyama is situated in Matsuyama, less than 1 km from Okaido Shopping Street and 900 metres from Matsuyama castle. The 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom and free WiFi. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. All units in the hotel are equipped with a kettle. The rooms in Comfort Hotel Matsuyama are fitted with a flat-screen TV and a hairdryer. A continental breakfast is available each morning at the accommodation. Speaking Japanese and English, staff will be happy to provide guests with practical advice on the area at the 24-hour front desk. Popular points of interest near Comfort Hotel Matsuyama include The Museum of Art, Ehime, Matsuyama Civic Center and Botchan Train Museum. The nearest airport is Matsuyama Airport, 6 km from the hotel.
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