Outside the city

  • Art & Culture


  • Sakamoto-ya
  • Sakamoto-ya
  • Sakamoto-ya


    Until the opening of National Route 33, Kyū-Tosa Kaidō — the old route to Tosa (present day Kōchi Prefecture), which connects Kuma and Matsuyama — served as the Henro pilgrimage route as well. Sakamoto-ya, an inn for Henro pilgrims that had fallen into decay after closing its doors, was restored by residents of the local area in 2004 and has now been revived as a place where travelers on the Henro pilgrimage can interact with the local community. On weekends, visitors making the pilgrimage on foot are greeted with o-settai (spiritually-motivated hospitality) provided by volunteers, bringing back scenes of bustling activity to the site as in days of yore.

    Basic information

    2187 Kubono-machi, Matsuyama City
    How to Get There
    30 minutes by car from the Matsuyama IC
    • Travel by car recommended
    • Parking available
    Who are you traveling with?
    • Alone
    • Senior
    Recommended seasons
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Autumn
    • Winter
    Please be aware that changes may be made to the information due to various circumstances.
    For the latest information, please contact the respective facilities directly.

    Detailed information

    This information is correct as of 12/2023. For details, please visit the official website of each facility or contact each facility.