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Colors and Shapes of the Ecole De Paris

Colors and Shapes of the Ecole De Paris

Nov 14th - Jan 31st

The Nagoya City Museum of Art has one of the world's best collections of art from the School of Paris (École de Paris). As..

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Tsubaki Matsuri

Tsubaki Matsuri

Late Jan - Early Feb

Tsubaki Matsuri is one of Matusyama's most popular festivals, and one that is unique to the region.

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Where to eat in Ehime

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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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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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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