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Kazahaya Fireworks Festival

Kazahaya Fireworks Festival

Rod Walters

Kazaya Umi Matsuri is the quintessential summer fireworks event in rural Japan. Join yukata-clad locals for cold beer and oohs.

Sunday - Jul 28th 1 Free
The Murakami Suigun Boat Race

The Murakami Suigun Boat Race

Rod Walters

The Murakami Suigun Boat Race is a festival that takes place every July. The venue is Oshima Island in the Seto Inland Sea.

Imabarishi murakami navy.. Monday - Jul 29th Free
The Mitsuhama Fireworks Festival

The Mitsuhama Fireworks Festival

Rod Walters

The summer fireworks in the old port of Mitsuhama are not to be missed. This is Matsuyama’s main fireworks event.

Mitsuhama Ryokuchi Park Saturday - Aug 3rd Free

Where to eat in Ehime

La Sera Restaurant

La Sera Restaurant

Rod Walters

La Sera is an unassuming Italian restaurant on Chifunemachi in central Matsuyama serving a hearty and authentic lasagna.

Dogo no Machiya café

Dogo no Machiya café

Rod Walters

Dogo no Machiya is a beautiful café with courtyard gardens and stylish Japanese décor. It’s ideal for breakfast, lunch, or a r..

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Asian Café Lotus

Asian Café Lotus

Rod Walters

Asian Café Lotus - Fancy yourself in Bali just a short distance from Dogo. Get your nasi goreng and brightly painted frog hold..

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Places to stay in Ehime

Sen Guesthouse in Dogo

Sen Guesthouse in Dogo

Rod Walters

Sen Guesthouse in Dogo offers accommodation for tourists on a budget and pilgrims on the Shikoku 88 temple trail. The facilities..

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Furuiwayaso

Furuiwayaso

Ekaterina Bespyatova

Furuiwayaso offers basic accommodation with hot spring bath in a remote mountainous part of Ehime Prefecture. It's close to..

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About Ehime

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
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 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.

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