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.
The Nagoya City Museum of Art has one of the world's best collections of art from the School of Paris (École de Paris). As..
Tsubaki Matsuri is one of Matusyama's most popular festivals, and one that is unique to the region.
Every March, Dogo Onsen is dressed up in lanterns and red pinstripes to celebrate its cultural history and provide a platform for..
Matsuyama and Ehime offer a variety of culinary specialties reflecting the geographic diversity of the region. The best advice is..
Dogo no Machiya is a beautiful café with courtyard gardens and stylish Japanese décor. It’s ideal for breakfast, lunch, or a r..
The people of Imabari are often said to be impatient, and this is reflected in the way they cook. Consequently, the region has produced..
Kiya Ryokan in Uwajima is a stylish renewal of a historic inn. Guests can rent the whole building where Japan’s leading politi..
Spa Ryokan Dougoya offers a ryokan-like experience in a stylish 1930s building in Dogo for travelers on a budget.