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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Tsubaki Matsuri

Celebrating Setsubun in Matsuyama

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

Community discussion

Tsubaki Matsuri

Celebrating Setsubun in Matsuyama

They were! They also had candied mikans, a regional speciality!

Oyabu Onsen

Experience old Japan at a rustic hot spring

Nice Place!

Riding the Seto Inland Sea Currents

Exciting boat trips in the dramatic tidal currents

Love to Go!

Sakura at Matsuyama Castle

Impressive relic of feudal Japan

Hopefully will make it down there for sakura season.