Cruises from Matsuyama
Matsuyama (“Pine Mountain”) is the capital of Ehime Prefecture on the Shikoku island of Japan. This city of half a million people is known for its hot springs and bath houses. Dogo-onsen Hot Spring that is said to have a 3,000 year history, is the oldest spa in Japan, The good quality of the spring, its noteworthy tradition, and easy access from downtown have made Dogo-onsen the most popular destination of newcomers. At the heart of the city, at Matsuyamajo, stands a beautiful castle restored from WWII bombing.
The castle's hilltop vantage point that can be reached by a chair-lift, offers a view of the city and even a glimpse of the Seto Inland Sea.