Thursday, 3 May 2012

From Matsuyama Station To Dogo Onsen

Getting to Dogo Onsen from Matsuyama Station is easy.
In front of Matsuyama Station
 
You have the choice of taking the street-car/tram or any other wheeled vehicle to get directly to the famous onsen or you can be like us and do the hard way. You can take one right in front the Matsuyama Train Station. No worries.

Our way? Walk all the way from Matsuyama Station to Dogo Onsen. Come on. If a 9-year can do it, why can’t you? Right? Furthermore, you get to see plenty of interesting sights along the way!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pretty interesting stuff to see, right? I'll post up more details on these photos and the places we visited or passed by along the way to Dogo Onsen some time soon. No, Rurousha - wait for the explanation in the next post(s). Be patient. xD But anyhoo, I know you know about them or if not; will research them anyways. Am I right or am I right? hahaha
 
In front of the Dogo-onsen station, there is a karakuri-dokei; a gadget clock and a tub( footbath?), which was used in the Meiji-era (1867-1912) in Hojoen.
The L-shaped Dogo shopping street stretches from Dogo-Onsen-Honkan to the street-car/tram Dogo-onsen Station. Souvenir shops and restaurants line the street and public bathhouse "Tsubaki-no-yu" is at the intersection of the L-shaped shopping street. It is a white-walled, storehouse-style building and creates a different atmosphere from that of Dogo-Onsen-Honkan, which was constructed in a wooden castle-style design.

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  1. Walking is good. I always like to walk cos you can see interesting stuffs along the way. Unless there is no interesting stuffs to see, then take the bus or tram. LOL!

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    1. But how to know whether got interesting stuff to see if we don't walk around, get lost, wander a bit, stop, and take lots of time getting to a destination, right? ^^

      But then, taking a bus/transportation is an adventure too! ;p

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  2. 1) I can't research all this stuff. I'm too busy reading up about silat, you terrible woman, you.

    2) "Let only the eager, thoughtful, reverent enter here." So you stayed elsewhere, did you? Muekeke! :D

    3) What is that Western-looking building in the 5th photo? Oh, all right, I'll wait. Hmph.

    4) Raimie looks like Zaini. Refer photo 6. Something in the profile.

    5) Raimie looks naughty even (especially?) when he's smiling angelically.

    6) Hurry.

    7) Please?

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    1. 1. and that's why you adore me. Bwahahaha!!!!

      2. That's a sign in front of a Women's College lah. Me and studying don't go well together. ^^!

      3. Yes, you should! So impatient. Hmph! xD

      4. and he has his mother's chin. ^^

      5. it's the eyes. Never trust a boy who knows how to do puppy eyes. Daddy has them too. I should've known better, but I melt at them eyes even though I know they are up to no good or try to weasel themselves out from being yelled by Mommy. ;p

      6. & 7. I can't do anything fast. You should have known by now. kakaka!!!

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    2. 2. I thought it was just a regular school when I was in Matsuyama. I stayed at a hostel/guesthouse about a block or two from that school. Just 1 night though. It was pretty nice in that area.

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    3. Yes. Silat was really interesting!

      It's a school for eager, thoughtful, reverent students? So it's a haikyo? :-p

      He has his mother's chin? Stubborn chin?

      OK, I've waited a day. What's next? :D

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    4. @Dru,
      It's a college founded in 1886 and chartered as a university in 1992.

      I agree with you. It's a pretty nice place. :)

      @Ru, (ahaks! can't resist)
      What do you mean, there aren't any students with that attributes anymore? Not even in Todai? ;p

      Yup, very set chin. I wouldn't call it a stubborn one just that the chin is rather set in its ideas. ^^

      I'm ignoring the last paragraph. OKbabai. hahaha

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    5. Todai is waiting for Raimie. ^^

      I wish I had a set chin; instead, I have a double chin. :-p

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    6. If the photo of the petite(?) girl fishing is anything to go by, there is absolutely no double-chin with this hime-sama. ;p

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  3. I opt to walk~~ Can see the scenery, can look at bird chirping (and get their dropping XD), can bump into cute guys (if there are any), can wow at the building architecture, can self-admire at the shop's window, hahaha!

    At least more things to see, compare to fast-forward view through the window of the vehicle.

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    1. Right? Much more to see.

      But for cute guys... plenty of them in Tokyo trains. Cute guys don't seem to wander where I wander. Boohoo!

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    2. Cute guys with nice legs, and Lina dawdling behind them ...

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    3. I like to see cute guys up front, thank you very much.

      LOL

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    4. LOL, yeah~ what's the point of dawdling behind them? Can't see their cute faces :p

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    5. I am very the "perigi mencari timba" when it comes to cute guys. Just ask the old boy. ;p

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    6. Ladies, ladies, ladies, have you never ogled a sexy bum?

      What is ... aargh, you knew I'd ask this! ... what is perigi mencari timba? It has something to do with wells?! o_0

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    7. I've got my own personal sexy bum to ogle every day. Muahahaha!!!!

      Sexy bum can only be ogled if the person in question dress appropriately i.e. showing enough bum to be appreciated. xD

      It's a proverb. Perigi = well. Timba = bucket.
      Perigi isn't suppose to go around looking for a bucket to take water from it, right? It's suppose to be the other way round. When a lady goes looking for a suitor, then she is said to be like a "perigi mencari timba". Like I did, 17 years ago.

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    8. Thanks for that explanation! So what do you call a woman who stalks a man halfway around the world?! ;)

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    9. That's called true love. ^^

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  4. The man riding the horse, hmm, he looks very familiar... like the Japanese version of Teddy Roosevelt :p

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    1. Ahhh... you have to wait for a post about him! ;p

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    2. Okay, I can wait.... but don't keep me waiting for long.

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    3. Hoping you'd forget all about him in a day or two! kakaka

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  5. "Let only the eager thoughtful reverent enter here", I'm so dumb, what does it mean?

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    1. My guess... make sure you are serious about studying lah... Those who doesn't, no need to waste time. ;)

      That sign is at the entrance of a Women's college. :)

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    2. Aiks! Then I better not step my foot closer there, otherwise will be kicked out by the headmaster, bluekkk!

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    3. I bet you the studious one. Tiger Mom sure like that right? ;)

      Me, OTOH better stay away. Far far away. Has never been a good student all my life. ;p

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  6. I don't mind walking now and then especially if time is on my side, but how long did it take you guys to walk from Matsuyama Station to Dogo Onsen?

    Japan Australia

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    1. It's only about 4km from Matsuyama to Dogo Onsen. We stopped a lot, checked out a lot of things, played at the park, etc so it took us almost 3 hours to get to Dogo Onsen. The walk there is pretty interesting. Shops, a park, museum, well plenty to see that I can tell you! :)

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  7. Looks like a fun walk. When I was in Matsuyama, I only had one pair of "shoes". They were actually motorcycle boots. It would have been nearly impossible for me to walk that distance in those boots. If I go back, maybe I'll try going there again. Who knows.

    Dogo was a nice area. Did you see a cool brewery next to the original onsen? I keep dreaming of that place. I need to go back for the great food and beer. Too many places to go. :(

    BTW, did you go to Kotohira/Konpira-san? I walked all the way up in motorcycle boots. Not recommended but I did it. One of my few proud accomplishments. :D

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    1. My respect for you and your motorcycle boots for making the trip! :)

      Nope, we didn't. We unfortunately ha a very short stay in Shikoku. And even axed a few places that was in the itinerary in favour of using the JR pass to travel all the way to Hokkaido. Ah well, there's always next time.

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  8. I spot that the white castle looks like it is standing in the middle of the air! :D That's cool

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    1. That's Matsuyama Castle and with that high up the hills, sure it must've felt like one is up in the sky in it. ^^

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