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Mitsuhama Old Town Area

Mitsuhama Old Town Area

Rod Walters

Mitsuhama in Matsuyama is one of the few places in Japan where you can still see buildings dating from the Edo, Meiji, Taisho and..

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Bansuiso

Bansuiso

Rod Walters

Bansuiso is a large villa, built in a 19th Century somewhat Gothic French style. It sits at the base of the hill where the castle..

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Isaniwa Shrine in Dogo

Isaniwa Shrine in Dogo

Rod Walters

Isaniwa Shrine sits above Dogo offering a fine view over Matsuyama. Its vermilion walls and gold leaf are a stunning sight.

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Oshima Island

Oshima Island

Rod Walters

Oshima—‘Big Island’—lies off Imabari in the Seto Inland Sea. It’s accessed by the Shimanami Kaido expressway via a suspension ..

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Dogo Onsen: Tradition Stripped Bare

Dogo Onsen: Tradition Stripped Bare

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Dogo Onsen, the inspiration for the Studio Ghibli film Spirited Away, is one of Matsuyama's most prized buildings and one of..

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