Matsuyama Castle

I visited Matsuyama castle in July, 2015.

On top of Katsuyama Hill, overlooking the city of Matsuyama, stands Matsuyama Castle. It is easily spotted from almost anywhere in the city, and gives a good vantage point above Matsuyama. In feudal times it must have been easy to defend from such high ground.

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Matsuyama Castle

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Dogo Onsen

I visited Dogo Onsen in July, 2015

According to legend, the hot spring (onsen) at Dogo was discovered back in ancient times when an injured white heron healed itself in the hot spring. Suffering from an injured shin, the heron soaked its wing in the water every day until one day the bird was healed and flew away. Word quickly spread through Japan about the water’s ability to heal.

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The entrance to Dogo Onsen

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Jimbocho

I visited Jimbocho in July, 2015

I have always loved books, always been an avid reader. My love goes back to when I was a child, when my mum would use to read to me before I went to bed. As I have grown older my love for books have stayed with me, and now I always try to combine my love for books and my love for travel.

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Jimbocho

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Picky Eater

The following episode happened in July, 2015

Watching him trying to eat sushi was horrible. He literally looked like he would throw up for every bite he took. He still kept trying though, he worked his way through every piece on the plate, if only a little taste. The tuna and the snapper he actually liked, he said so, but did not finish them without some encouragement.

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Sushi

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