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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Walking on Cloud, Sea, and Sky

Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge, Imabari

Towel Town

Soft and fluffy in Imabari

Kiri no Mori

A local delicacy

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Walking on Cloud, Sea, and Sky

Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge, Imabari

You are making me jealous again, Arlene!

Towel Town

Soft and fluffy in Imabari

Nice share.

Dogo Onsen Arcade

Good shopping and good eats in a covered shopping area

Dogo arcade is one of Matsuyama's little gems. An excellent place to spend time souvenir shopping, perusing Imabari towels, and sampling the prefecture's famous mikan juice.

Dogo no Machiya café

A little Japanese oasis in Dogo

Dogo no Machia has specialised in recent years and is now most popular for its burgers. The food is extremely reasonable as a lunch set (approximately 1000yen including a drink), and the burgers combine...