Ehime

About Ehime

Ehime is home to Dogo Onsen, one of Japan's oldest hot springs with a history going back almost 1,000 years. In the loosely auto-biographical novel **Botchan**, famous late 1800s author Matsume Soseki has the main character frequent the springs as a favorite retreat. The prefectural capital Matsuyama is best known for its castle. Of course Ehime's many temples are on Kobo Daishi's 88 temple pilgrimage, a route that goes across all four prefectures of Shikoku. The mild weather and the Seto Inland Sea make for delicious food in Ehime. Try the local seafood, sake and mikan (Mandarin oranges) and be sure to taste the "goshiki somen" (five-colored thin noodles).

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Nikitatsu Brewery

Founded in 1895, the Nikitatsu Brewery currently services as the single sake brewery in the Dougo area and produces a nation-wide recognized sake called “Nikitatsu”, which has drawn in tourists from all around the world for more than 100 years.

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Kurushima Strait Whirlpools

Arguably the most well-known attraction of Ehime prefecture is the Kurushima Strait Whirlpools: the naturally occurring water phenomenon created by salt currents in the water.

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Uchiko-za Theater

Uchiko-za is a kabuki theater that was built in 1916. It is still in operation today.

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Yokaichi Old Town

100 year old historical district, Yokaichi Old Town in Uchiko is a preserved street of houses and craftsman shops.

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Sankaku-ji Temple

Sankaku-ji Temple, located in Ehime, is the sixty-fifth temple of the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage.

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Isshin

Located right next to Uwajima Castle, this restaurant serves local cuisine. Especially popular for their seafood, highlights on Isshin's menu include sea bream

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Hotels in Ehime

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Umenoya

Umenoya is set in Matsuyama, 2.1 km from Matsuyama castle and 800 metres from Himegin Hall. Free private parking is available on site. Each room at this ryokan

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Uwajima Regent Hotel

Uwajima Regent Hotel offers accommodation in Uwajima. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Every room at this ho

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Komecho Ryokan

Situated in Imabari, 34 km from Matsuyama, Komecho Ryokan features air-conditioned rooms and free private parking. Certain units have a seating area to relax i

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Vessel Hotel Kumamoto Airport

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Vessel Hotel Kumamoto Airport offers accommodation in Ozu. Free private parking is available on site. Each room at

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Daiwa Roynet Hotel Matsuyama

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Daiwa Roynet Hotel Matsuyama offers accommodation in Matsuyama. Private parking is available on site.

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Hotel Clement Uwajima

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Hotel Clement Uwajima offers accommodation in Uwajima. Private parking is available on site. Each room at this hotel is a

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Kochi, on Shikoku Island, is quite rural. In fact, 85% of the prefecture is covered in forests. This lush, green area is perfect for adventurers and is famous f

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Kagawa

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