Matsuyama, Ehime

city in Ehime prefecture, Japan
Matsuyama Castle and skyline of city

Matsuyama (松山市, Matsuyama-shi) is the capital city of Ehime Prefecture in Japan.[1]

Matsuyama is on the northwest coast of Shikoku.[1]

It has been recognized as a core city since 2000.[2]



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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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Matsuyama" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 620.
  2. Jacobs, A.J. "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," Urban Studies Research, Vol. 2011 (2011), p. 8 [PDF 8 of 14]; retrieved 2012-12-5.

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