Very convenient and roomy
Posted Nov 18, 2015
Being a first time visit to Matsuyama, my first priority was location.
Approx 10-15 min walk down the main street from JR Matsuyama station or short tram ride (160 Yen).
Had a nice room overlooking the park with a great view of Matsuyama castle in the distance.
Most impressive feature for a Japanese hotel is plenty of floor space for placing luggage.
Experiencing Dogo onsen is a must (don't just take photo's from outside).
The ropelift to Matsuyama castle is convenient though only a short ride.
Trams are easy to ride and most places are walkable. Day passes for around 400 yen are good value as it is very convenient to catch trams around the city.
There is a tasty izakaya style restaurant nearby called Kippei, featuring various bbq skewer items. Just ask for omakase (chef's selection). 10 skewers (or more) per person provides a sufficient meal.
English is limited however the staff are very friendly and helpful.