Matsuyama, Ehime – Day 1 (a)

Matsuyama Shikoku Day 2
[Throwback February] A short quick trip to Matsuyama in Shikoku as “excess” baggage while Sushi san went for business trip.

Matsuyama Shikoku Day 2

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.

Wiki

Matsuyama Shikoku Day 2
A nice gesture by providing a plastic cup for you to fill up the electric pot.

Matsuyama Shikoku Day 2
Indulging in a long leisurely mix of Japanese and Western breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Matsuyama Shikoku Day 2
Matsuyama is the capital city for Ehime Prefecture in Shikoku.

Matsuyama Shikoku Day 2
The main form of public transport here is the trolley bus.

Matsuyama Shikoku Day 2
The older model of trolley bus.

Matsuyama Shikoku Day 2
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.

Matsuyama Shikoku Day 2

Matsuyama Shikoku Day 2
Leisurely walk to explore the Matsuyama Castle area.

Matsuyama Shikoku Day 2

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

Matsuyama Shikoku Day 2

Matsuyama Shikoku Day 2
Plum blossoms in full bloom then.

Matsuyama Shikoku Day 2
City hall of Ehime.

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