Matsuyama–jo: a Castle in the Mountains

Matsuyama may seem like an unlikely tourist destination, but even though you need to make a trip all the way to Shikoku, it is very much worth the effort! Matsuyama-jo (jo means castle in Japanese) is just one of the many things Matsuyama has to offer. This castle doesn’t only give you a spectacular look…

The oldest and most historical Onsen in Japan!

How many hot springs (Onsen) have you been to? I want to recommend for you the oldest and the most historical hot spring in Ehime Prefecture! Dogo Onsen (道後温泉) Dogo Onsen has over 3000-year history. It is located in Matsuyama City. It was first written in Nihon-shoki, the Japanese second oldest historical book. There is…

The Beauty of Shikoku Island and a Life-Changing Pilgrimage

Just before starting this topic you should keep in mind that very few people are actually capable of doing it completely. However, for those who aren’t able of extreme hiking, don’t worry there trains and bicycles to help you and even if you just see a part of the Shikoku Island, you’ll be truly amazed!…