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Saijo Festival

Saijo Festival

Oct 12th - Oct 17th

The Saijo Festival is held at the Kamo, Ishioka, Isono and Iizumi shrines in the middle of October, to give thanks for an abundant..

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Niihama Drum Festival

Niihama Drum Festival

Oct 16th - Oct 18th

Niihama Drum Festival is one of the top three festivals in Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku — an autumn taiko festival celebrating th..

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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..

Imabari: Guide to Food

Imabari: Guide to Food

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The people of Imabari are often said to be impatient, and this is reflected in the way they cook. Consequently, the region has produced..

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Wagura Ichijoan Café

Wagura Ichijoan Café

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Wagura Ichijoan Café in Kuma Highland was originally a thatched farmhouse built in the Edo Era. Today coffee and lunch are ser..

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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Shimanami Kaido in Ehime 8

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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