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Studio Ghibli Shop and Café

If you’ve ever enjoyed a film from Studio Ghibli, chances are you’ll like the shop too. It's in Dogo arcade, close to the onsen that inspired Spirited Away.

The Giant Store Imabari

If you want to explore the Ehime side of the Shimanami Kaido by bicycle, the Giant Store Imabari is a good place to start. You can rent a high quality bicycle here.

Iyotetsu Takashimaya Department Store

There are two prestigious department stores in Matsuyama, Iyotetsu Takashimaya and Mitsukoshi, within easy walking distance of each other. The Iyotetsu Takashimaya building is actually the terminus for the Iyo Railway Co., (Iyotetsu), the first railway in Shikoku and was also the third private railway in Japan. This follows the Japanese tradition of major railway lines that would build department stores at the terminus of the lines, so that they could literally feed warm bodies into the maw of Mammon from all directions with their steel conveyor belts.

Hands-on Pottery in Tobe

At Tobe you can watch craftsmen at work in their studios, browse for a work of Tobe-yaki that takes your fancy, and stroll around an area rich in art and natural beauty.

Dogo Onsen Arcade

Dogo Shopping Arcade, runs from Dogo Station, taking a sharp right at Tsubaki no Yu onsen, and heading up a slight incline to the famous Dogo Onsen Honkan.