Mount Ishizuchi is the highest mountain on Shikoku and also the highest mountain in western Japan.
Matsuyama Castle is a hilltop castle standing on the summit of Mt. Katsuyama, an imposing hill in the middle of Matsuyama.
The largest city in Shikoku, Matsuyama has maintained its vitality and cultural traditions across the centuries.
The tiny locomotives and carriages of the Botchan Train are a picturesque sight as they chug around Matsuyama Castle and into the period station at Dōgo.
A French-style château on the hill below Matsuyama Castle