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... for the morning and investigate the castle.
After nipping to Lawson for a quick breakfast of onigiri and pastry, we left the bags at our hotel and walked down to Matsuyama-jo.
It was a beautiful sunny day and we even saw the small steam train on the tram rails again, with passengers waving as they passed!
The hill up to the castle is pretty steep so you can either walk up or get the convenient ropeway to the top.
... and looked around but there was no one in sight. We ended up having to tie him to a railing and had to carry on. We saw Ben wizz past us and he told us to go to the observatory which overlooks the bridge. We got to one area which had a lookout with some binoculars which had amazing zoom. You got to see how huge the bridge really was. Then we cycled up a small hill to some steps that went up to another viewing area which was higher up. We felt such a sense ...
... shrine) which has a long history of Shinto and Buddhist worship together. It also had hundreds of steps to get to the top.
We ended the day with a walk into Dogo Park, which has some ruins of Yuzuki Castle, but is basically a lovely park with flowery bushes and shady trees, an old moat which is covered in water lilies and full of carp and turtles.
The old railway station is now the tram terminus and we enjoyed a pleasant trip back to our hotel.
... three rooves and a cellar.
Many structures in the castle were destroyed during WWII bombing attacks, and since 1966, the City of Matsuyama has continued reconstruction of the castle complex using wood in the original style of the castle. It is an ongoing project with the view of reconstructing the castle to its original form.
At the foot of the mountain are the intermediate gates and turrets of the castle, as well as the moat area, and ...
... WE ATE: - lunch at a really traditional Noodle bar where they cooked in clay pots and grabbed the noodles by hand out of the pot. -Botchan dangl sweets (3 different coloured balls of goo on a stick). WE LOVED: - Getting help from 3 university students to translate our names into kanji. - Going to the arcade and using a machine to change a ¥1000 note into coins - only to discover it ...