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About Ehime
steps to the sea from a shrine (Photo: erika m / Unsplash)

Top Attractions in Ehime

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Upcoming Ehime Events

Doronko Matsuri Mud Festival

Doronko Matsuri Mud Festival

Early Jul

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

5 Free
Live Earth Matsuyama

Live Earth Matsuyama

Sunday - Jul 24th

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

¥4,000
Uwajima Ushioni Festival

Uwajima Ushioni Festival

Jul 22nd - Jul 24th

Every year in July, Uwajima City celebrates a festival in honor of the ushi-oni, or demon bulls, the city's protectors. Enjoy..

5 Free

Where to eat in Ehime

Imabari: Guide to Food

Imabari: Guide to Food

JapanTravel Guest

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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Gokaku

Gokaku

JapanTravel Guest

The smallest and most popular Donburi shop in Saijo, with a wonderful small town feel. A single proprietor does it all, and katsu..

Places to stay in Ehime

Yu no Tani Ryokan

Yu no Tani Ryokan

JapanTravel Guest

If you need to unwind, de-stress, and heal your body and soul, there's no better place than Saijo's Yu no Tani Ryokan.

Latest Ehime Reports

Memorable Matsuyama

Memorable Matsuyama

Arlene Bastion

Matsuyama has a lot of impressive and memorable attractions, but what prevails is really its air of unpretentious simplicity.

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Nanrakuen Azalea Festival

Nanrakuen Azalea Festival

Kim

Each year from around mid to late April, Ehime's Nanrakuen Garden hosts a festival to celebrate the color of around 32,000 azalea..

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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 km²

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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