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Matsuyama (Japan)

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Local Time
2019-09-21 18:14

min: 70 °F (21 °C) / max: 81 °F (27 °C) 75°F
Wind: 68°/ 8.2 m/s  Gust: 9.8 m/sWind: 68°/ 8.2 m/s  Gust: 9.8 m/sFresh breeze
8.2 m/s
Min / Max Temperature81 °F / 27 °C
70 °F / 21 °C

Matsuyama is a port city and the capital of Japan's Ehime Prefecture (northeastern Shikoku Island), with population around 520,000. The town was founded in 1889, and was best known for Matsuyama Castle (17th century, 5-story, stone-built castle) and its hot springs and wooden bathhouses (among Japan's oldest).

Port Matsuyama (Japan) ferry cruise port

Traditionally for Japan, the current-day city was formed via mergers with several neighboring towns, the largest of which were Dogo, Mitsuhama, Hojo, Nakajima. The city is served by Matsuyama Airport, with domestic and international flights connecting to Naha, Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo, Nagoya, Kagoshima, as well as to China (Shanghai), Taiwan (Taipei) and South Korea (Incheon-Seoul).

City's transport links connect it to Japan's national railway system (via Yosan Line). Most suburban connections include are via Iyo Railway (trams). Regularly scheduled ferries connect Matsuyama with Hiroshima (day crossings) and also with Kobe (Osaka), Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu and other seaports. Hydrofoil ferry service to Hiroshima is also available.

Popular among tourists annual events held in the city include Dogo Festival (spring), Matsuyama Festival (August), Fall Festival (October). City's economy features as largest employers Miura (boiler manufacturer), Iseki (engines and tractor equipment) Hatada Ichiroku (confectionery), Poem (food processing division of Ehime's Pong Juice company), also the retailers Fuji and Daiki.

As cruise port, Matsuyama became popular with the homeported in Kobe ship Diamond Princess (Princess Cruises). The 3250-passenger liner included Matsuyama in its summer 2019 Japan cruise program, based on 7-day "Japan Explorer" and 14-day "Southern Islands Explorer" itineraries (shown below).

7-day "Japan Explorer" (prices from USD 820 pp)

Date / TimePort
18 May 17:00Departing from Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan
19 May 08:00 - 18:00Kochi, Japan
20 May 09:00 - 18:00Hiroshima, Japan
21 May 06:00 - 18:00Matsuyama
22 May 07:00 - 16:00Miyazaki, Japan
23 May 12:00 - 22:00Busan, South Korea
25 MayArriving in Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan

14-day "Southern Islands Explorer" (prices from USD 1450 pp)

Date / TimePort
01 Jun 17:00Departing from Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan
02 Jun 08:00 - 18:00Kochi, Japan
03 Jun 07:00 - 18:00Matsuyama
04 Jun 08:00 - 20:00Miyazaki, Japan
05 Jun 08:00 - 18:00Kagoshima, Japan
06 Jun 11:00 - 22:00Busan, South Korea
08 Jun 06:00 - 17:00Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan
10 Jun 07:00 - 18:30Naha, Okinawa Island, Japan
11 Jun 08:00 - 17:00Ishigaki Island, Japan
12 Jun 07:00 - 18:00Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan
15 JunArriving in Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan

Matsuyama cruise port videos

Port Matsuyama cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Matsuyama, Japan. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

28 March, 2020
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