Tag Archives: Matsuyama

June 18

A bridge (and a saddle) too far

Starting the day lugging your bike about in a bag isn’t fun. Even less fun after the Japan Rail Shikoku staff the previous night had given me grief about my saddle sticking out of my bike bag – as per the bike bag instructions. In order to take your bike on a train in Japan, […]

June 12

Spirited Away

Fancy feeling like you’ve stepped into animated Studio Ghibli film? Try stepping straight into Spirited Away by visiting Dogo Onsen in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture. This enormous three storey 19th century wooden bathhouse was apparently the inspiration for the spooky bathhouse of otherworldly beings in Spirited Away. In this world, the hot spring waters of Dogo […]