What not to miss in Matsuyama-shi !

As I arrive Matsuyama, on of the cities in Shikouku,
the one thing that caught my attention was this tram ride.

It is unlike Kumamoto tram as they have more varieties of antique trams and we get the chance to travel around with it with a good price!
What Matsuyama is MOST Famous of , is the Dogo Onsen and this Clock tower.
We didnt do much research about this but apparently we were lucky to see this old clock tower transforming with motion and music ! Super nice to see and right beside is afree footbath so it would be a great timing to have a footbath and watch it transform everyhour. 

We were just nice in time also for the Dogo Hotspring Festival
which u can read more about it HERE.

After going through the long shopping lane, you will stand upon this huge old building
known as the Dogo Hotspring.

Its about 500yen for a public bath , and 1000yen above onwards to have a few minutes of refreshment in a private room served tea and mochi.

Most Japanese would stay around the Resorts here and you will see most of them in their Yukatas =)
It might be cold out there but its not especially right after a Hot Bath!
Among the shopping streets, we spotted one tiny restaurant at the entrance nearby the clock tower that has a TRIP Advisor sticker on it´s doors.
Well, we went in and tried it ! WE LOVED IT !
We went that restaurant again the next day !

This is some Spicy noodle. About 900Yen
While mine was 700Yen Dan dan Mein and the portion is so huge n yummy!

*Photo credits and copyrighted of Christian Bjerknes

There are much to take pictures with at the dogo onsen area as well .
What I am holding is their famous known dessert in that area.

And the common thing all over Japan 

And remember i told you that they do have other kinds of Trams?

*Photo credits and copyrighted of Christian Bjerknes

However, this ride would be much more pricey than the normal Tram ride due to it´s popularity. 

Well, other thing to check out is the Matsuyama Castle.
It is sure a nice walk uphill and too bad we were too early to see full bloom sakuras around it.

*Photo credits and copyrighted of Christian Bjerknes

Lastly, check out Ishijitei Temple´s hidden creepy shrine

Another thing famous in Matsuyama is this fish cake.
Well, it is pretty similar to the chinese fish cakes and probably the food presentation is much better than the chinese style but i reckon you not to waste 500yen on this piece.
What I have with me is the famous know fish dish from Uwajima.
900Yen for this is not filling for a man but decent enough for the tiny me =)

Since we missed Japan so much , we instantly went to take our picture in the Booth ( Purikura)
and had a fun out of it ! It is surely cheap for 400Yen !
Well, do prepare that in Shikouku, there isnt any ATM Machines suitable for foreign cards as they DO NOT HAVE 7-eleven here.
Free internet is hard to get as well unless you have had pre-signed your Starbucks wifi membership.

But in this rural part of Japan, they sure do make Nice graffiti .

We headed next to Iyo-Otsu and spent a night at Shima checking out the more rural parts of Shikouku.

Well, there is a tiny castle in Otsu though, so we thought of checkin it out !

Looks like some Sakuras are starting to Bloom ! YEAH!

And here Shima, 
the agricultural part of Shikoku.
It was sure a nice view and scenic drive through the Mts and Valley to this place.

And then we had to say Good BYe and take out Ferry Back to Mainland Japan, Oita !

Thanks for reading !
Keep up with the next story of our Journey in Japan 3. =)


HI, Im Felicia, a Youtuber, Special-Effect Makeup Artist , Linguist whom loves Batik painting. My blog started as a personal blog but then I gradually find that I enjoy writing reviews on products and sharing my experiences and travel stories with other readers. Feel free to drop me a message, and you can always email me at feliciazoe@live.com..

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