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Dogo Onsen

Dogo Onsen is one of Japan’s oldest and most famous hot springs and is a very popular tourist attraction in Matsuyama. Dogo Onsen has also been a frequent destination for Japan’s Imperial Family and is also thought to be the inspiration for the bath house in the Studio Ghibli movie Sprited Away. The main attraction…

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Matsuyama Castle

Constructed between 1602 and 1628, Matsuyama Castle is one of Japan’s twelve “original castles” which have survived the post-feudal era since 1868 intact. It is also one of the most interesting castles in Japan. Perched atop Mount Katsuyama, a steep hill in the city centre, the castle’s main circle of defense (Honmaru) is accessible through…

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