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Ehime is a Japanese prefecture covering the northwest quarter of Shikoku Island and dozens of smaller islands in the Seto Inland Sea. In Matsuyama, the prefectural capital, a cable car and chairlift rise to Matsuyama Castle. Established in the 1600s, the castle is set on a plateau in verdant grounds. Dogo Onsen is one of Japan’s oldest hot springs, with a spa resort centered on its 19th-century public bathhouse.

There are many things to do in Ehime, too many to list. So we decided on some of the best and most popular locations around Ehime. Please look at each city listed above in the menu to find the perfect place for you to visit.

Area: 5,676 km²Weather: 28°C, Wind SE at 7 m/s, 65% Humidity

Population: 1.441 million (Mar 31, 2012)

Capital: Matsuyama

Bird: Japanese robin

Colleges and Universities: Ehime University, more


If you are flying into Japan you will need to stop off at one of the main airports such as

Haneda Airport

Narita Airport

Kansai Airport

Fukuoka Airport

There are other airports that fly into Matsuyama but those are the most international ones in Japan.

Bus & Train

Most major cities have buses and trains that go to Matsuyama either directly or by transfer. Please check with your local city transit company if you are in Japan.