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Island with lots of deer

A beautiful small island of the coast of Hojo Town. Very near to Matsuyama and worth a day out... read more

Reviewed February 3, 2012
Duncan F
Matsuyama, Japan
An Hour Trip

I was been recommended to Hojo by the tourist information member, during my inquiry to spend time... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
Penang Island, Malaysia
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Sep 3, 2018
“An Hour Trip”
Sep 18, 2016
“holy land for lovers”
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Hojotsuji, Matsuyama 799-2430, Ehime Prefecture
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

I was been recommended to Hojo by the tourist information member, during my inquiry to spend time (few hours) in Ehime prefecture. The Kashima island is located near Hojo station, walk along the straight road after the exit, until you saw a Torii gate. Feel...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank HS_YEOH84
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Kashima is famous place for holy land of lovers.You can easy access Kashima island from Matsuyama town. The ferry between land and island runs every 20 minutes. A lot of deers will welcome you.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank RabbitMan41
Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

We went by some of the recommendations here, and was quite disappointed. The island was very small and being in mid Sept, the water already got cold. Only a small part that we could swim at, the beach is clean but rocky. Not much to...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank monkichichan
Reviewed July 31, 2014

We went to this cute little island for half a day (just 20 minutes by train and 1 minute by ferry!!). The water around the island is just superb. The view of the Inland sea is breathtaking. You can walk around the island in just...More

Date of experience: July 2014
4  Thank FelixVanVugt
Reviewed February 2, 2014

I took a half day-trip here with my mom from Matsuyama and found it a very nice outing, even in the hot humidity of summer. From Hojo station, it's a few minutes walk through a peaceful little town to the ferry port. The "port" is...More

Date of experience: July 2013
2  Thank Traci M
Reviewed August 2, 2012

Just a short train ride from Matsuyama, this is a great place to get away for a day on the beach. Kashima means "Deer Island", and it lives up to its name. Wild deer roam island, not really afraid of humans (although it`s not a...More

Date of experience: August 2012
4  Thank Alissa G
Reviewed February 3, 2012

A beautiful small island of the coast of Hojo Town. Very near to Matsuyama and worth a day out (half a day). Once you've walked up to the view point and fed the deer there is not much to do. That said it is a...More

Date of experience: March 2011
1  Thank Duncan F
Reviewed July 12, 2009

Hojo is a great day trip Takes about 30 minutes from matsuyama to hojo station. Walk about ten mins to the small harbour and then a two minute ride to the island. Walk around to the far side of the island.It only takes ten minutes....More

13  Thank Fionnbarra
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