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  • Botchan Train
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    Matsuyama-shi Ehime Prefecture
    Based on the steam locomotive that ran for 67 years since the opening of Iyotetsu Railway, this diesel engine train was restored in October of 2001. It is often called the “Botchan train”, as one of the characters in Natsume Soseki’s famous novel “Botchan” rode the old steam locomotives. You can board at the following stops: Dogo Onsen, Okaido, Matsuyama City Station, JR Matsuyama Station, Komachi Station.

    And if you haven't read Botchan yet, you're missing out on your visit to Matsuyama and cannot fully appreciate the clock, either.

  • Mitsu no Watashi
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    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Mitsu 1-10-18 Tochi-Mitsu side boat landing site
    A public ferry that bridges the 80 meters distance between Mitsu Port (Saisho-ji Temple Mae) and Minatoyama District in the Matsuyama port district. Its official name is City Road Takahama 2. It's a city road that runs over the sea. Its origin stretches back to around the time of the Onin War during the Muromachi Period, where it's said to have first started to transport food and materials. During the Edo Period it is said that famous haiku poet Kobayashi Issa boarded the ferry on his way to a haiku poetry gathering and it also appeared in the recent movie, Ganbatte Ikimasshoi. The ferry is free and runs year-round and is still an indispensable part of the local transportation system, being used by 40,000 people every year.
  • Ehimekoukuu
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    Ehime Pref. Matsuyama City Minamiyoshidamachi
  • Okudougo Ropeway
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    Ehime Pref. Matsuyama City Suemachi267
  • Matsuyamashiroyama Lift
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    Ehime Pref. Matsuyama City Okaido3-2-46
  • Sancho Sta.(Okudogo Ropeway)
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    Ehime Pref. Matsuyama City Sugitatemachi
  • Kankohaiku post
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    Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture
  • Mingeiyokasurikaikan
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    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Kumanodai 1200

    Worth while visit, visited with a Member of the Museum staff and given tour excellent information on how this beautiful material is made. The Museum is in a somewhat off the the beaten path, but...

  • Kacchushichakutaiken
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    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Marunouchi 1 tower 1F
  • Nigirido
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    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Ishite 3-8-8
  • Ichigo Farm Hojo
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ehime Matsuyama-shi Natsume Ko 213-2
  • Chikarasha Honten
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    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Dougoyunomachi 5-6

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Stretched across the northwest corner of Shikoku island, Ehime is a nature-rich prefecture boasting beautiful coastlines and a rural center where mountains play host to 26 of the Buddhist temples that make up the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Matsuyama is home to an original post-feudal castle as well as Dogo Onsen, one of the country's oldest natural hot springs. The northern city of Imabari marks the entrance to the Shimano Kaido, a road that crosses six spectacular bridges and several islands, forming a route between Shikoku and mainland Honshu.

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