〓 Conference Venue
The conference will be held in Johoku Campus, Ehime University. The campus is conveniently located near the city center of Matsuyama in Shikoku island; many hotels and restaurants are in just 10-20 minutes walking.
Matsuyama has an easy access from Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND). It takes about 1.5 hours from HND, and there are frequent flights throughout a day. Matsuyama is also connected to Kansai International Airpot (KIX) and Narita International Airport (NRT) via LCC.
〓 City of Matsuyama
Matsuyama is a city in Shikoku island. Facing a beautiful sea, Seto Inland Sea, the city offers a pleasant climate throughout a year with little rainfall. Matsuyama and the surrounding area attract many tourists, both domestic and overseas, seeking for the unique culture and experience.
Just one-hour drive north of Matsuyama is a mecca of all cyclists, the Shimanami Kaido Highway. The highway connects Imabari in Shikoku island with Onomichi in the main island (本州 Honshu). It is famous for the 70 km bicycle route across the Seto Inland Sea. Cyclists will love the beautiful ocean view and the sea breeze while passing over the bridges. Stop by at six small islands for local food and culture. If you enjoy enough and not feel like cycling anymore, don’t push yourself too much and take a ferry for cosy cruising to your destination.
Matsuyama is a major sightseeing destination for its cultural resources. You can enjoy hot springs (温泉 Onsen in Japanese), including the Dogo Onsen, which is said to be an oldest hot spring in Japan with over 3,000-year history. The massive traditional building, Dogo Onsen Honkan, is a symbol in this historic town, and has been awarded three stars by the Michelin Green Guide Japan.
Another symbol of Matsuyama is the castle in the city center. The Matsuyama Castle was built over 400 years ago, and you can feel the history of Matsuyama back in the Edo era. Built on the top of a hill, the main Castle tower offers a 360-degree panorama view of Matsuyama.