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Doronko Matsuri Mud Festival

Doronko Matsuri Mud Festival

Sunday - Jul 5th

Shirokawa's Doronko Mud Festival in early summer has it all – bulls, devils, wrestling, pulsing drums and dancing virgins ..

Mishima Shrine 4 Free
Kazahaya Fireworks Festival

Kazahaya Fireworks Festival

Sunday - Jul 26th

Kazaya Umi Matsuri is the quintessential summer fireworks event in rural Japan. Join yukata-clad locals for cold beer and oohs.

Hojo Port 1 Free
The Murakami Suigun Boat Race

The Murakami Suigun Boat Race

Late Jul

The Murakami Suigun Boat Race is a festival that takes place every July. The venue is Oshima Island in the Seto Inland Sea.

Imabarishi murakami navy.. Free

Where to eat in Ehime

Culinary specialties of Matsuyama

Culinary specialties of Matsuyama

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Matsuyama and Ehime offer a variety of culinary specialties reflecting the geographic diversity of the region. The best advice is..

Dogo no Machiya café

Dogo no Machiya café

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Dogo no Machiya is a beautiful café with courtyard gardens and stylish Japanese décor. It's ideal for breakfast, lunch, or a r..

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Places to stay in Ehime

Kiya Ryokan

Kiya Ryokan

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Kiya Ryokan in Uwajima is a stylish renewal of a historic inn. Guests can rent the whole building where Japan's leading politi..

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Spa Ryokan Dougoya

Spa Ryokan Dougoya

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Spa Ryokan Dougoya offers a ryokan-like experience in a stylish 1930s building in Dogo for travelers on a budget.

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Shimanami Kaido in Ehime

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Shimanami Kaido is a cycling route leading from Onomichi City in the Hiroshima prefecture to Imabari city in Ehime prefecture. It..

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About Ehime

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Shikoku
Island Shikoku
Capital Matsuyama
Population 1,431,493
Area 5,676.10 sq. km

Located in northwestern Shikoku and bordering the Seto Inland Sea, Ehime Prefecture (愛媛県, Ehime-ken) is surrounded by nature - visitors can enjoy great views of the Inland Sea coast and the Seto Inland Sea National Park. 

Many tourists also flock to Ehime to visit Dogo Onsen, arguably the most storied hot springs in Japan, as well as the historical Matsuyama and Uwajima castles. In fact, Ehime has five of Japan’s “Top 100 Castles,” the most of any prefecture (tied with Hyogo and Nagano).

The capital city of Matsuyama is perhaps most famous for being the scene of Natsume Soseki’s Botchan, one of Japan’s most beloved novels. As a result, many attractions in the city bear its name, such as the Botchan Train.

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