Shikoku's largest city, Matsuyama is known in Japan as the setting for Natsume Soseki's popular novel, Botchan. Matsuyama's 19th century Dogo onsen features in Soseki's novel but may be more familiar to anime fans as the inspiration for the bathhouse in Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away. Sights to see also include the well-preserved Matsuyama castle and its gardens, plus several ancient temples on the Shikoku Pilgrimage Route.
This ryokan is built in the traditional Japanese architectural style so you can see and feel Japan's beautiful culture and tradition. The rooms are Japanese style, complete with straw tatami mats. Guests can relax in the indoor and outdoor hots prings. Traditional Japanese cuisine is served, consisting of a wide variety of small dishes made with local, seasonal ingredients. For breakfast, guests can choose between Western-style and Japanese-style dishes.
Yamatoya Honten is only a 5-minute walk away from one of Matsuyama's main attractions, Dogo Onsen. The nearest train station is JR Dogo Onsen, which is about a 20-minute train ride from JR Matsuyama, or 15 minutes by taxi.
HOTEL MYSTAYS MATSUYAMA
HOTEL MYSTAYS Matsuyama offers outstanding convenience for tourism, ideally located in the centre of Matsuyama. It's only 8 minutes' walk from JR Matsuyama Station and 9 minutes from Iyotetsu Matsuyama City Station. The hotel is overlooked by Matsuyama Castle on the summit of Mt. Katsuyama (altitude 132 m), with the rooms and restaurant enjoying views over the tramway and castle moat against a backdrop of verdant forest.
A buffet-style breakfast is served in 'La Terrazza' restaurant, featuring a mix of Japanese and Western options created from the finest local produce. The rooms are fully air-conditioned and offer high-speed wireless internet.