Matsuyama New Grand Hotel

3-4-10 Nibancho, Matsuyama, Ehime, Shikoku, 790-0002, Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Matsuyama

Matsuyama fun while Chris sits at a conference

A travel blog entry by jamiekrussell

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... I will admit that since I was in the woods by myself they did kind of give me the creeps when they would just stare as I approached. More than once I looked over my shoulder to make sure I wasn't being followed.
The clear water and view from the top made the trip worth while to me, and since it only took half a day, I was able to return to the city and spent the remainder of my time in the onsen. I started at the historical Dogo onsen, which I had seen from the outside on ...

Day 7

A travel blog entry by thebyrnes

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... a pot with broth. It was really yummy! Then after dinner there was a karaoke machine so everyone did some karaoke! But most of it was in Japanese and only 5 songs were in English. But it was still really funny and fun! Also today we learnt that our futon beds and hard rice pillows are actually luxury for us in Japanese standards. This is because in Japan it is the harder the better. Some pillows are made of straw or even ceramic. How horrible would that pillow be? Bye ~ ...

Day 6

A travel blog entry by thebyrnes

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... castle burnt down a long time ago so it was rebuilt to look exactly the same as the original. But some parts where still original! It was really old! Then we walked up to the top of the castle and had to climb the steepest steps in the whole world! The view from up there was amazing! You could see all of Matsuyama! After we finished at the castle, we had to go back down the chairlift and gondola and then had ...

Day 5

A travel blog entry by thebyrnes

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... After that we went back to Cha Chan's house and one lady taught us how to make origami cranes. It was quite funny though because all of the Japanese people made their cranes in one minute flat and all of us Aussies took half and hour and needed their help to make one crane each!!! Then for dinner we had another huge feast of traditional Japanese New Years foods! 'Oishii ne' as the Japanese say! Bye ~ ...

Day 4

A travel blog entry by thebyrnes

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... we headed over to our 2nd cousins house to make omochi, a Japanese New Years specialty. First you put streamed rice into a concrete pot and then add some water to it. You then smash it with the wooden hammer-like thing while constantly adding water until it makes kind of a gluey paste. This takes maybe 20 minutes. Then you roll it into little balls and dip it in sauce and eat it! It was really yummy! ...

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This hotel, located on 3-4-10 Nibancho, Matsuyama, is near Matsuyama Castle and Dogo Onsen.
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    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent