Okaido (Bansuiso Villa and Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum etc.)

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[Introduction]

I traveled to Matsuyama, the capital of Ehime Prefecture, for 4 days and 3 nights. The main purpose of this trip was to watch Yuru-chara Grand Prix 2016 on the last 2 days. My favorite Milan, which is the mascot character of Ehime Prefecture, did not participate in the contest, but entertained other local mascot characters and the audience as a host of the event with Barysan, Imabari city’s mascot character. I also participated in a PR event for the Grand Prix and did some sightseeing. In this article, I will write about Okaido (Bansuiso Villa and Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum etc.) as part of Day 3.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1 (1) Yuru-chara Grand Prix PR event 1 (Okaido and Gintengai) 
* Day 1 (2) Yuru-chara Grand Prix PR event 2 (Ropeway street and Dogo Onsen) 
* Day 1 (3) Dogo Onsen (Light up)
* Day 2 (1) Mican Center at Ehime prefectural government office
* Day 2 (2) Ninomaru Historical Garden and Matsuyama Castle
* Day 2 (3) Matsuyama Castle (Light up)
* Day 3 (1) Yuru-chara Grand Prix 2016 1st day part 1
* Day 3 (2) Yuru-chara Grand Prix 2016 1st day part 2
* Day 3 (3) Okaido (Bansuiso Villa and Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum etc.) [This article]
* Day 4 (1) Yuru-chara Grand Prix 2016 2nd day part 1
* Day 4 (2) Yuru-chara Grand Prix 2016 2nd day part 2
* Day 4 (3) Matsuyama City Station (Tram, Matsuchika Town etc.)

[Travel Date]
2016.11.03-06

[Main Part]

After the first day of Yuru-chara Grand Prix 2016, I went to Bansuiso Villa and Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum at Okaido and took night view photos around there.

Bansuiso Villa

To begin with, I visited Bansuiso Villa.Bansuiso Villa1

Bansuiso Villa is a French-style château, which was built in 1922 as a second home for Count Sadakoto Hisamatsu, a descendant of the feudal lord of the Matsuyama Domain.

Here are some photos of Bansuiso Villa. Bansuiso Villa2

Bansuiso Villa3

Bansuiso Villa4

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Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum

Then, I visited Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum.Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum1

“Saka no Ue no Kumo” (Clouds Above the Hill) is a Japanese historical novel by one of Japan’s leading novelists Ryōtarō Shiba. The novel is partly set in Matsuyama and the museum is related to it.

This triangle shaped museum was designed by architect Tadao Andō and visitors see its exhibits while moving along slope.

The entrance and information centre was on the second floor.Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum2

The hall in the center part had an open ceiling space.Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum3

There was a cafe on the second floor as well.Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum4

I moved forward along ramp.Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum5

Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum6

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This area showed pictures taken in Meiji Era.Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum8

Now I reached on the third floor.Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum9

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Slope to move up to the fourth floor. Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum11

This is one of the exhibitions rooms on the fourth floor.Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum12

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This was the final exhibition room.Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum14

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Night view snap photos at Okaido

Now the sun went down and I took night view photos around Okaido area.

First, Bansuiso Villa. The villa was illuminated in the evening.Bansuiso Villa light-up1

Bansuiso Villa light-up2

Bansuiso Villa light-up3

Bansuiso Villa light-up4

Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum was also light up.Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum light-up1

Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum light-up2

I came to the intersection of Okaido Ichiban-cho.Okaido night view1

The entrance of the shopping arcade.Okaido night view2

Okaido is the biggest entertainment area in Matsuyama.Okaido night view3

Okaido night view4

With tram.Okaido night view5

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Okaido night view7

Dinner at Yoshi

I had a dinner at Yoshi.鮮魚旬菜 吉1

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I oreded Tai Meshi (steamed sea bream).鮮魚旬菜 吉 鯛土鍋めし御膳1

鮮魚旬菜 吉 鯛土鍋めし御膳2

After dinner, I took several snap photos.""

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[Closing]

That’s it for the article about Okaido (Bansuiso Villa and Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum etc.) as part of Day 3. Regarding “Yoshi” I visited for dinner, this was my third visit. Whenever I visit it, it met my expectation with its delicious food and good service. I recommend this restaurant 🙂

In the next article, I will write about Yuru-chara Grand Prix 2016 2nd day as part of Day 4.

[Map]

[Related Link]
The official Website of Tourism Matsuyama


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