Private tour

Matsuyama: Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

Activity provider: JGA Inc.

Matsuyama: Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

Activity provider: JGA Inc.

From US$ 74 per person

Explore the best of Matsuyama and learn about its rich history on a private walking tour with a local nationally-licensed and multilingual tour guide.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 - 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Pickup included
Your guide will be waiting in your hotel lobby, in front of your accommodation, or the main entrance of the train station. Please be there 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Discover the best of Matsuyama on a private guided walking tour
  • Enjoy a personal and professional experience with a licensed local guide
  • See all of the most important Matsuyama highlights
  • Learn fascinating insights about Japan’s history and culture
  • Customize to your route or let your guide take care of the itinerary planning
Full description
Enjoy a private walking tour with a local guide and discover the most popular sites and the fascinating history and culture of Matsuyama. Choose from a 4 or 6-hour  tour, which can be customized to your interests. Benefit from a professional guide who holds a certification issued by the Japanese government that requires good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history. With its abundance of cultural offerings, pleasant mild climate throughout the year, and the tranquil Seto Inland Sea to the west and the mountains to the east, Matsuyama features both the convenience of a city and the slow pace of the countryside.  Example 6-hour itinerary: Meet up with your guide in the morning at your hotel in Matsuyama and head off to the ancient Ishite-ji Temple, known as one of the 88 temples along the Shikoku Pilgrimage. See the national treasures displayed inside such as its three-story pagoda and its Sanmon Gate. Continue to the 3000-year-old Dogo Onsen, Japan’s oldest hot spring and an inspiration for the famous anime film “Spirited Away”. Experience an atmosphere of age and nobility as you walk around the main surrounding the hot spring. Take a break for lunch and sample the dishes of Matsuyama with recommendations of authentic dishes from your guide. After, start your journey for Matsuyama Castle on the Botchan Ressha, an old-fashioned train running through the town. Go through the Matsuyama Ropeway Shopping District to reach the Matsuyama Castle, famous for keeping its precious and historic appearance from the Edo Era. View its various exhibits and visit the castle tower for a spectacular view of the landscape. Most popular places to visit on this tour: • Dogo Onsen Honkan • Dogo Onsengai • Matsuyama Castle • Matsuyama Castle • Ninomaru Historical Garden • Ishiteji • Isaniwa Shrine • Bansuiso • Okaido Shopping Street • Botchan Train Museum • Ehime Prefectural Museum
  • Private 4 or 6-hour walking tour
  • Licensed local guide
  • Pickup from your accommodation on foot (within reasonable distance)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation to/from the meeting point
  • Public or private transportation fees
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Your guide will pick you up at the meeting point on foot
  • If you wish, this walking tour can be conducted with the aid of public transportation or taxis. If so, you will be responsible for the travel cost of your guide as well

Product ID: 393538