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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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Matsuyama Castle ©
Castle
Matsuyama Castle
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Dogo Onsengai
Neighborhood
Dogo Onsengai
3.8
Duration: 1 hour
Bocchan Wind up Clock ©
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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Ishiteji ©
Religious Site
Ishiteji
3.5
Duration: 1 hour
Isaniwa Shrine ©
Religious Site
Isaniwa Shrine
3.7
Duration: 1 hour
Akiyama Brothers' Birthplace
Historic Site
Akiyama Brothers' Birthplace
3.2
Duration: 1 hour
Tsubaki Shrine ©
Religious Site
Tsubaki Shrine
4.2
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Matsuyama

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

Museums in Matsuyama

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Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum
3.3
Duration: 1 hour
Itami Juzo Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Itami Juzo Museum
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
Seki Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Seki Museum
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
Matsuyama-togetsuan Museum of Culture and History ©
Art Museum
Matsuyama-togetsuan Museum of Culture and History
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Matsuyama

Nogutsunajima Island
Island
Nogutsunajima Island
5.0
Duration: 1 hour
Taisanji Temple
Historic Site
Taisanji Temple
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
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Onsen Resort
Onsen Resorts
3.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Shiki Memorial Museum ©
History Museum
Shiki Memorial Museum
3.7
Duration: 1 hour

Shopping in Matsuyama

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

Places to visit with Matsuyama

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