About Ehime
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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Community discussion

Himedaruma

The Princess Daruma Dolls from Matsuyama

I was given such a doll, but didn't know its story. Thanks!

Terraces to Heaven

One of Japan's 100 Beautiful Farming Villages in Ehime

Very beautiful photos. Is this village easy to reach without a car?

The Shimanami Kaido

The cycle path across the Seto Inland Sea

Thanks for this vey interesting article. Can you tell me if it is easy to stop on the way (cycling path) for taking photos ? Thanks!

Niwatori Kojima Campsite and Beach

A beautiful campsite with its own beach and sea views

Great photos and nice to highlight this beach :)