Volunteer guide group in Matsuyama!
Team Camellia (which is Matsuyama’s city flower) has been guiding foreigners around Matsuyama’s important points for more than 5 years. With great English, in-depth cultural/historical information and local food and craft knowledge; team Camellia makes a visit to Matsuyama a memorable one. Best of all, it’s free-all that they ask of you is to pay your admission to the places you visit. No need to book, just show up at the meeting point 5 mins before the tour begins.
Every Wednesday, starting at 9:30 am, they have 3 “tours” that they offer:
Matsuyama Castle tour
- Meeting point: Ropeway station (1f)
- Time: 1.5-2.5 hours
You must feel the atmosphere of the Samurai period!
Matsuyama castle is a historical heritage site of the Edo era. The castle complex consists of more than 50 structures; 21 which are designated as important cultural properties.
Dogo area tour
- Meeting point: Botchan Karkuri clock (in front of Dogo Onsen tram station)
- Time: 1.5-2 hours
Let’s enjoy Japan’s oldest onsen town!
Taking in many important spots, such as: Dogo Onsen Honkan, Isaniwa Shrine, etc…
- Meeting point: In front of Ishiteji temple by the statues of the dragon and Buddha
- Time 1.5 hours
Dogo Onsen heals the body; Ishiteji heals the spirit.
Ishiteji temple is the 51st temple on the 88 temple pilgrimage and houses many important buildings, stautes and treasures…must be seen to be believed.
For more information please visit their well-informed website