I traveled to Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture for three days and two nights in late April. This was my sixth trip to Ehime Matsuyama and I was able to enjoy the trip as my first travel since I changed my camera and lens. In this article, I will write about Dogo Shopping Arcade as part of Day 3.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Matsuyama Airpot
* Day 1: Mitsuhama, Baishinji and Takahama
* Day 1: Emifull Masaki
* Day 1: Matsuyama City Station and Okaido (Light-up)
* Day 2: Ehime Prefectural Government
* Day 2: Dogo Onsen Honkan
* Day 2: Dogo Onsen Honkan (Light-up)
* Day 3: Asuka-no-yu and Mican Room
* Day 3: Dogo ONSENART
* Day 3: Dogo Arcade [This article]
* Day 3: Dogo Arcade and Matsuyama Airport (Mican)
As I have finished watching art works of Dogo ONSENART 2018 in the previous post, I will walk around Dogo Shopping Arcade for the rest of the day. Regarding Dogo Shopping Arcade, I wrote an article when I visited it in January 2016.
FYI: this past article has recorded the most page views in my blog (40,000 PVs so far). So, I will try to catch lightning in a bottle twice this time as well 🙂
Walking around Dogo Shopping Arcade
Let’s start to go around Dogo Shopping Arcade.
To begin with, I visited “10FACTORY”.
“10FACTORY” is a speciality shop of mikan (mandarin oranges). The shop sells products that use citrus, such as gelato, ice cream, jelly and juice.
In the shop.
I had a cup of gelato at its eat-in space.
This is “Rokuji-ya (六時屋)”, which is one of the most famous “Taruto (sweet cake rolls)” shops.
“Mikan-no-ki (みかんの木)” is another speciality shop of mikan (mandarin oranges).
I had a cup of soft cream with “Botchan Milk”.
“Iori (伊織)” is a famous store of Imabari towel.
In relation to “Dogo ONSENART 2018”, banner art works were displayed along Dogo Shopping Arcade.
The models were junior high school students at Dogo area.
I mainly use a wide-zoom lens (SEL1635GM), and will switch to other lenses (SEL55F18Z and SEL90M28G). Here are some snaps.
Poster Cats at Dogo Shopping Arcade
There was a restaurant called “Shokubo Yumejikon” adjacent to “10FACTORY” and the restaurant had two cats. They spent most of time in front of the restaurant, so I took several photos.
Starbucks @ Dogo Onsen Station
There was only one hour left before I moved to the airport and I visited Starbucks that was opened at Dogo Onsen Station.
Starbucks at Dogo Onsen Station was opened in December 2017 as part of the station renewal project.
In the shop.
Visitors were able to enjoy train views from the window table.
Now it was time to leave Dogo Onsen. When I saw the platform of Dogo Onsen station, I found a two-toned beige and orange painted tram.
Personally, I like this type of tram the best 🙂
Finally, I took a photo of Dogo Onsen station with Botchan train and left Dogo Onsen.
Then, I will move to the airport to return to Tokyo.
That’s it for the article about Dogo Shopping Arcade as part of Day 3 of my Ehime Matsuyama trip.
Whenever I visit Dogo Onsen, I find it has been ever changing. For example, Starbucks was opened at Dogo Onsen station and other new shops were opened at Dogo Shopping Arcade as well.
Note: the renovation work of Dogo Onsen Honkan will start from January 2019 and continue for 7 years. So, if you are would like to see the current facility, I recommend you visit Dogo Onsen Honkan during 2018 🙂
In the next article, I will write about Mican snaps at Dogo Shopping Arcade and Matsuyama Airport as part of Day 3.
3 Shokubo Yumejikon
4 Starbucks at Dogo Onsen Station
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