Matsuyama Tourism, Japan

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Matsuyama (松山市, Matsuyama-shi, Japanese: [màtsùꜜyàmà]) is the capital city of Ehime Prefecture on the island of Shikoku in Japan and also Shikoku's largest city, with a population of 516,459 as of December 1, 2014. It is located on the northeastern portion of the Dōgo Plain. Its name means "pine mountain". The city was founded on December 15, 1889. The city is known for its hot springs (onsen), among the oldest in Japan, and is home to the Dōgo Onsen Honkan, a Meiji Period wooden public bathhouse dating from 1894. A second favorite tourist spot is Matsuyama Castle. Eight of the eighty-eight temples in the Shikoku Pilgrimage are in Matsuyama.


Planning a vacation to Matsuyama in Japan? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Hiroshima, Japan. Take a short trip from Matsuyama and set some time aside to explore the Hiroshima. Dotted with places like Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Castle, Shukkei-en; it will definitely be a good idea. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Matsuyama.

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Facts and Stats for Matsuyama*

  • Matsuyama: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Matsuyama for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Matsuyama.

    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
  • Living in Matsuyama - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 100 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Matsuyama

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Matsuyama

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.27 USD
    • International Movie per seat 16.45 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 27.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 59.42 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 86.84 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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