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Upcoming Ehime Events

Nanrakuen Plum Festival

Nanrakuen Plum Festival

Jan 27th - Mar 3rd

Each year from around late January through to early March, Ehime's Nanrakuen Garden is home to a plum festival which showcases..

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Dogo Onsen Festival

Dogo Onsen Festival

Mar 19th - Mar 21st

Every March, Dogo Onsen is dressed up in lanterns and red pinstripes to celebrate its cultural history and provide a platform for..

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Matsuyama Spring Festival

Matsuyama Spring Festival

Early Apr

The Matsuyama Spring Festival is held during the first weekend in April when the cherry blossoms are in bloom. There’s a parad..

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Where to eat in Ehime

Culinary specialties of Matsuyama

Culinary specialties of Matsuyama

Anonymous

Matsuyama and Ehime offer a variety of culinary specialties reflecting the geographic diversity of the region. The best advice is..

Imabari: Guide to Food

Imabari: Guide to Food

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The people of Imabari are often said to be impatient, and this is reflected in the way they cook. Consequently, the region has produced..

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Memorable Matsuyama

Memorable Matsuyama

Arlene Bastion

Matsuyama has a lot of impressive and memorable attractions, but what prevails is really its air of unpretentious simplicity.

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Nanrakuen Azalea Festival

Nanrakuen Azalea Festival

Kim

Each year from around mid to late April, Ehime's Nanrakuen Garden hosts a festival to celebrate the color of around 32,000 azalea..

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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 km²

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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