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Matsuyama Castle Tower 3 (Iyo) JAPAN
Matsuyama Castle and skyline of city

Matsuyama (松山市 Matsuyama-shi) is the capital city of Ehime Prefecture in Japan.

Matsuyama is on the northwest coast of Shikoku.

It has been recognized as a core city since 2000.



  • 1603 (Keichō 8): Kato Yoshiakira built Matsuyama Castle
  • 1854 (Ansei 1 ): Matsuyama Castle destroyed by fire
  • 1889 (Meiji 22): Modern city is incorporated
Dogo Hot Spring5(Matsuyama City)
Dōgo Onsen main bath house building

The city is known for hot springs (onsen). Dōgo Onsen in Matsuyama is the oldest hot spring bath house in Japan.

Eight of the eighty-eight temples in the Shikoku Pilgrimage are in Matsuyama.

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