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Tobe Zoo

Tobe Zoo

Rod Walters

Tobe Zoo sits on a forested hill-top south of Matsuyama. It’s the first zoo to successfully raise a polar bear by human hand a..

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Climbing Mt. Ishizuchi

Climbing Mt. Ishizuchi

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Mt. Ishizuchi, the highest mountain in western Japan, is an easy enough walk, except for the last bit.

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Omishima Island

Omishima Island

Rod Walters

Omishima is an artistically and religiously significant island in the Inland Sea. Part of Imabari, it’s accessed by the Shim..

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Kashima Island

Kashima Island

Rod Walters

Kashima Island is the blob of mountain dominating the coast north of Matsuyama. It’s good for swimming, camping, barbecues and..

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Hiking Mt. Miyuki

Hiking Mt. Miyuki

Rod Walters

Rising up behind Gokoku Shrine is a mountain peak that wears a different face in every season. This is Miyukiji-san. It’s easy..

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Hakatajima Island

Hakatajima Island

Rod Walters

Hakata Island on the Shimanami Kaido has fantastic beaches, dramatic cherry blossoms, and a salty history.

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