[Matsuyama Castle]
(6 min walk from the hotel to the ropeway station)

Also known as "Iyo Matsuyama Castle," "Kinki Castle," or "Katsuyama Castle," this castle is a flat mountain castle with the main citadel on the top of Katsuyama Mountain and the Ninomaru and Sanomaru structures at the southwest foot of the mountain, and is one of the three largest flat mountain castles in Japan. The castle tower at the top of the mountain is one of the 12 existing castle towers in Japan.
Although the buildings were frequently destroyed by arson or fire, 21 buildings, including the castle tower, which survived the fire in 1950, have been designated as National Important Cultural Properties.

Matsuyama Castle

[Sakanoue no Kumo Museum]
(1 min walk from the hotel)

Designed by architect Tadao Ando, the four-story building with one basement floor was opened in April 2007 as the core facility of Matsuyama City's urban development efforts, with an awareness of the history and culture of the Matsuyama Castle area and the surrounding natural environment. There are exhibitions and various events related to Ryotaro Shiba's novel "Saka no ue no kumo (Clouds over the Hill)".

Sakanoue no Kumo Museum

[Dogo Onsen]
(17 min from the hotel by tram & on foot)

Known since ancient times as one of the three oldest hot springs in Japan, its existence is mentioned in the Manyoshu, and it is also depicted in Soseki Natsume's novel "Botsuchiyan". The alkaline simple spring water is gentle and smooth, with little stimulation, and is said to be suitable for hot-spring cures and beauty treatments. It is a nationally rare hot spring that is not heated or watered, and is free-flowing from the source.

Dogo Onsen

[Okaido Shopping Street](2 min walk from the hotel)

This 483-meter-long, pedestrian-only arcade shopping street stretches in a north-south direction from Ichiban-cho street to Chifune-machi street. Around the early Taisho period, the name "Ohkaido" was established.
Bordered by Ropeway Street to the north and Matsuyama Ginten-gai to the south, the area is bustling with a variety of stores, including branch streets, for gourmet and shopping.

Okaido Shopping Street

[Bansuisou](4 min walk from the hotel)

It is a French-style Western-style house that conveys the romanticism of the Taisho Era, built in 1922 by Count Sadakoto Hisamatsu, a descendant of the former lord of the Matsuyama Clan, as his villa. As a valuable building that escaped the ravages of war and retains its original architectural appearance, it was designated a Tangible Cultural Property by Ehime Prefecture in 1985, and two buildings, the main building of Bansui-sou and the caretaker's house, were designated as National Important Cultural Properties in 2011.
Currently, paintings, hanging scrolls, traditional art works, various events, and private exhibitions are held here.


[Botchan Stadium]
(30 min from the hotel by tram & JR)

Matsuyama Center Park Baseball Stadium, also known as "Botchan Stadium," opened in 2000. It has hosted many events from professional baseball to high school baseball. The stands are flat and Omusubi-shaped, with seating for approximately 30,000 spectators and night game facilities, allowing spectators to enjoy powerful games from every seat. In addition, "Madonna Stadium" is located next to the stadium as a sub-stadium.

Botchan Stadium

[Ehime Prefectural Budokan]
(15 min drive from hotel)

The Ehime Prefectural Budokan, located in Matsuyama Center Park, was built in 2003 to revive the martial arts.
The interior and exterior are made of materials produced in Ehime Prefecture, with a focus on "Ehime-ness. In addition to sporting competitions and live concerts, many sports classes are held here, and the "Botchan Stadium" is located nearby. The unique Ehime crafts scattered throughout the museum are also a highlight.

Ehime Prefectural Budokan

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