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Dogo Onsen Festival

Dogo Onsen Festival

Mid - Late Mar

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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Hiroshige Exhibition

Hiroshige Exhibition

Jan 16th - Mar 21st

A special exhibition taking place at the Ehime Museum of Art looks at the works of Hiroshige Utagawa (1797 - 1858), who was considered..

¥1,200
Mitsuaki Iwago Photographic Exhibition

Mitsuaki Iwago Photographic Exhibition

Feb 11th - Mar 28th

A special event taking place at the Ehime Museum of Art looks at the photographic works of Mitsuaki Iwago, who is famous for his..

2 ¥1,100

Where to eat in Ehime

Culinary specialties of Matsuyama

Culinary specialties of Matsuyama

JapanTravel Guest

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

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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Latest Ehime Reports

Shimanami Kaido in Ehime 8

Shimanami Kaido in Ehime

Lily Taki

Shimanami Kaido is a cycling route leading from Onomichi City in the Hiroshima prefecture to Imabari city in Ehime prefecture. It..

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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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