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Japan Matsuyama Ramen

7 November 2023

No view roof garden

Matsuyama shopping areas

Now I have seen Matsuyama. At least the connected by covered shopping streets dual central areas.
It is a little quiet, but does have a large shopping area. The covered shopping streets are long, and mostly still have actual shops. There is a department store on each end, Mitsukoshi and Takashimaya, so none of the cheap rural brand department stores either.
The Mitsukoshi has a really good food court, but then also right over the road from my hotel is a Coco curry, which I have not even been to yet on this trip. Such a tough future decision. Tonight however, I found the proper ramen that had so far eluded me.

The Takashimaya has a roof garden! I could tell it did, because there is a ferris wheel. So I went up.. and was disappointed in what they call a roof garden.

Now I must do a bit of study to get to tomorrow's hike. It's another Yamap Japanese hiking website only kind of a hike, google will be of no help, alltrails is badly outdated.

Japan-Matsuyama-Ramen - Here is covered shopping street 1 of 2. This one is about 100m from my hotel. It is the nicer of the 2.

Here is covered shopping street 1 of 2. This one is about 100m from my hotel. It is the nicer of the 2.


Japan-Matsuyama-Ramen - The lobby area at the front of the Mitsukoshi department store is quite grand. They close at 7pm, but the great food court stays open until 10pm.

The lobby area at the front of the Mitsukoshi department store is quite grand. They close at 7pm, but the great food court stays open until 10pm.


Japan-Matsuyama-Ramen - When you get to the end of covered shopping street 1, you make a 90 degree turn, and head down covered shopping street 2 of 2. The lower rent version.

When you get to the end of covered shopping street 1, you make a 90 degree turn, and head down covered shopping street 2 of 2. The lower rent version.


Japan-Matsuyama-Ramen - It is a bit hard to see, but this is an e-sports stadium in a mall. Where you and 3 of your friends you never met in person before, can battle 4 peopl

It is a bit hard to see, but this is an e-sports stadium in a mall. Where you and 3 of your friends you never met in person before, can battle 4 people you have racially abused and hurled homophobic slurs at via voice chat while virtually murdering each other in person to settle some serious internet business.


Japan-Matsuyama-Ramen - Roof garden. I climbed on things I should not have to try and get a view of any kind.

Roof garden. I climbed on things I should not have to try and get a view of any kind.


Japan-Matsuyama-Ramen - Seriously, this is the best view you can get of the ferris wheel. I am not capitalising the f in Ferris.

Seriously, this is the best view you can get of the ferris wheel. I am not capitalising the f in Ferris.


Japan-Matsuyama-Ramen - After the disappointment of the no view roof, I descended down to the Tokyu hands to console myself. They have a stupid new logo, the old one was icon

After the disappointment of the no view roof, I descended down to the Tokyu hands to console myself. They have a stupid new logo, the old one was iconic.


Japan-Matsuyama-Ramen - They have really tried hard to hide the damn ferris wheel.

They have really tried hard to hide the damn ferris wheel.


Japan-Matsuyama-Ramen - My fantastic ramen. With a pile of leeks on top of it. It was the best meal of the trip so far. More of this.

My fantastic ramen. With a pile of leeks on top of it. It was the best meal of the trip so far. More of this.


Japan-Matsuyama-Ramen - This looks like it would be a nice street during the day with those yellow trees and the trams.

This looks like it would be a nice street during the day with those yellow trees and the trams.


Japan-Matsuyama-Ramen - Just past my hotel is the red light district. You can tell by all the 'information' places. The red lights seem to be mainly green though. Now to retu

Just past my hotel is the red light district. You can tell by all the 'information' places. The red lights seem to be mainly green though. Now to return to my hotel and try on all the clothes I washed today to see how much they shrunk, a fun part of any holiday.


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