Right at the base of the first bridge of the Shimanami Kaidō, Sunrise Itoyama is the most convenient starting point on the Shikoku side of the route. Everything is very well set up here. Rental bicycles (normal, tan…
Running every 20 minutes, this colourful cable-car carries hikers from the Shimodani cable-car station at Nishi-no-kawa at 455m up to 1300m in eight minutes. From January to April it runs daily for skiing.
Runs buses between JR Iyo-Saijo station (earliest departure is at 7.47am) and the Shimodani cable-car station (one hour). The latest departure back is at 5.23pm.
Matsuyama airport, 6km west of the city, is easily reached by bus (¥310, 15 minutes, half-hourly) from the front of the JR Matsuyama Station.
Regular services from Yawatahama to Beppu (¥3100, three hours, six daily) and Usuki (¥2310, 2½ hours, six or seven daily) on Kyūshū.
Has regular hydrofoil connections between Matsuyama and Hiroshima (1¼ hours, 12 daily) and Kure on Honshū.
Available at the large bicycle park to the right as you exit JR Matsuyama Station.
Runs between Matsuyama and Kita-Kyūshū (seven hours, daily).