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.

Things to Do in Ehime

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Vintage Train Car Restaurant

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Penchant for Pottery: Tobeyaki

Traditional Pottery Techniques at a Tobeyaki Workshop

Mitsu's Okonomiyaki Granny

Okonomiyaki so good it doesn't need dressing up

Zuio-ji

A large, mountain monastery of the Soto Zen sect

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Vintage Train Car Restaurant

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Besshi Copper Mine Site in Ehime

The power source and substation of Besshi Copper Mine

This looks like a wonderful experience - incredibly unique!

Regional Products at Ehimesm

All good things from Ehime

The other popular area to buy Ehime related souvenirs is the Dogo Shopping Arcade, found just next to the Dogo tramway stop. The shopping street has gift shops selling a wide range of local crafts, foods,...

EPIC

Ehime Prefectural International Center

EPIC is a fantastic resource for foreigners in Matsuyama City - the staff are so welcoming and knowledgeable, if you have any queries or problems relating to your trip or as a more permanent resident,...