Trip with a Rent a Car in Matsuyama city: Art and relaxation in Matsuyama City
What we'll do
This is a tour for going around to popular spots that have been made over the course of Matsuyama's long history. At the The Museum of Art Ehime on the grounds of Matsuyamajo Castle, they have on display a wide range of excellent artwork both from Japan and abroad that also includes artwork that has a connection with the local area. And then you visit Matsuyama Castle, the symbol of Matsuyama. After that at the Dogo Giyaman Glass Museum, you can view rare Japanese glasswork such as red plate glass that is used in the main building of Dogo Onsen. Lastly, at Dogo Onsen that is said to be Japan's oldest spring, spend a relaxing time while reminiscing about the entire day.
We can meet here, at the TOYOTA Rent a Car Matsuyama Airport Shop.
From Matsuyama Airport Ext., 3-minute walk toward the shop.
The type of car we rent and the rental fee will depend on the number of people participating in the tour.
*One-way: Available inside / outside the prefecture
- Price per person
- 5,000 JPY ~ / person
- Max participants
- Up to 4 people
- Hosted in English
- Things you need to know before the tour
-Taxis or Train are recommended for transportation.
-Transportation and Admission fees are not included in the price.
-Recommend comfortable shoes.
1The Museum of Art Ehime
The Museum of Art, Ehime lies within the grounds of the Matsuyamajo Castle and has adopted "appreciate works, create works, and learn through them" as a concept. Around 11,900 individual pieces of art have been collected here, including works by present-day Japanese artists as well as those by artists from outside Japan, such as Monet, Cezanne, Bonnard. One of the museum's biggest characteristics is its space called the Prefectural Atelier where the general public can try their hand at making art themselves. The collections that are on display change 5-6 times per year, so if there's a particular piece you're interested in seeing, make sure you check in advance.
Matsuyama Castle, towering over the Matsuyama city center, is where one of Japan's most treasured castle towers exists today. Inside the castle, there are sections where visitors are free to try on armor worn by samurai and guns wielded in warfare, and commemorative photos can be taken with the armor in the setting of Matsuyama Castle. It is a place where you can enjoy the castle's charms to the fullest extent by not just seeing it but experiencing it at the same time.
3Dogo Giyaman Glass Museum
An art museum displaying about 300 treasured glass works from modern day Japan. You can enjoy delicate and elegant glass artifacts that were introduced from the West and refined to become a traditional Japanese craft. There are many attractions in the garden adorned with objects made of glass and water. The building style is modern with a red and black theme, and at night is illuminated and transformed into a whimsical space.
Dogo Onsen holds about 3000 years of history, and is one of the most famous hot springs in Japan. Appearing even in important ancient documents, it is said to be Japan's oldest hot springs. Moreover, It was awarded three stars in the Michelin Green Guide Japan, and was the first public bath in Japan to become a National Important Cultural Property. Because it was frequented by famous people throughout history, and is associated with numerous legend myths, it is a bustling area even today.