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.
Every March, Dogo Onsen is dressed up in lanterns and red pinstripes to celebrate its cultural history and provide a platform for..
A special exhibition taking place at the Ehime Museum of Art looks at the works of Hiroshige Utagawa (1797 - 1858), who was considered..
A special event taking place at the Ehime Museum of Art looks at the photographic works of Mitsuaki Iwago, who is famous for his..
Matsuyama and Ehime offer a variety of culinary specialties reflecting the geographic diversity of the region. The best advice is..
Spa Ryokan Dougoya offers a ryokan-like experience in a stylish 1930s building in Dogo for travelers on a budget.
Kiya Ryokan in Uwajima is a stylish renewal of a historic inn. Guests can rent the whole building where Japan’s leading politi..