[Throwback February] A short quick trip to Matsuyama in Shikoku as “excess” baggage while Sushi san went for business trip.
Shikoku (四国) is the smallest and least populous of the four main islands of Japan, located south of Honshū and east of the island of Kyūshū.
A nice gesture by providing a plastic cup for you to fill up the electric pot.
Indulging in a long leisurely mix of Japanese and Western breakfast buffet at the hotel.
Matsuyama is the capital city for Ehime Prefecture in Shikoku.
The main form of public transport here is the trolley bus.
The older model of trolley bus.
As the island is further south down so it was already pretty warm in February at about 20C when it was only around 10C in Tokyo.
Leisurely walk to explore the Matsuyama Castle area.
Matsuyama Castle (松山城) is one of Japan’s twelve “original castles”, i.e. castles which have survived the post-feudal era since 1868 intact. It is also one of the most complex and interesting castles in the country. It is located on Mount Katsuyama, a steep hill in the city center that provides visitors with a bird’s eye view of Matsuyama and the Seto Inland Sea.
– Japan Guide
Plum blossoms in full bloom then.
City hall of Ehime.