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Visit Dogo Onsen – the inspiration for Spirited Away

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Live Earth Matsuyama

Live Earth Matsuyama

Rod Walters

Live Earth Matsuyama is a festival for music, environmental activism and ethnic food in the middle of May.

Horinouchi Sunday - May 19th ¥4,000

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Furuiwayaso

Furuiwayaso

Ekaterina Bespyatova

Furuiwayaso offers basic accommodation with hot spring bath in a remote mountainous part of Ehime Prefecture. It's close to..

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Ehime's Uwajima Castle

Ehime's Uwajima Castle

Sandra Isaka

Ehime's Uwajima-jo is one of only 12 remaining castles in Japan with an original main keep. It sits on the top of a hill with..

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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 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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