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The Wet and Wild Kashima Festival

The Wet and Wild Kashima Festival

Early May

In early May, the Hojo Kashima Spring Festival is held in the area known as “Kazahaya” to the north of Matsuyama. On the first..

Kashima Shrine Free
Ikazaki Kite Fighting Festival

Ikazaki Kite Fighting Festival

Early May

On May 5th every year, teams fight it out on the banks of the Oda River in Ikazaki--with traditional Japanese paper kites.

Uchiko 1 Free
Live Earth Matsuyama

Live Earth Matsuyama

Mid May

Live Earth Matsuyama is a festival for music, environmental activism and ethnic food in the middle of May.

Horinouchi ¥4,000

Where to eat in Ehime

Imabari: Guide to Food

Imabari: Guide to Food

Rod Walters

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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Places to stay in Ehime

Kiya Ryokan

Kiya Ryokan

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Kiya Ryokan in Uwajima is a stylish renewal of a historic inn. Guests can rent the whole building where Japan’s leading politi..

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Spa Ryokan Dougoya

Spa Ryokan Dougoya

Rod Walters

Spa Ryokan Dougoya offers a ryokan-like experience in a stylish 1930s building in Dogo for travelers on a budget.

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Umi to Cafe 19

Umi to Cafe

Illaura Rossiter

On Kashima Island in Japan's Ehime prefecture awaits a quirky and rustic cafe and rest area, where you can relax the day away...

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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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