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Ehime Prefecture (愛媛県 Ehime-ken) is on the Japanese island of Shikoku.


Ehime was formerly known as Iyo (伊予).

Tourist information[edit]

  • Ehime Prefectural Information Center (EPIC) (愛媛県国際交流センター), 1-1 Dogo Ichiman (Iyotetsu tram or bus to Minamimachi/Kenminbunka Kaikan Mae), +81 89-917-5678. M-Sa 08:30A-17:00. Internet access, study rooms, and bike rentals. It's behind the Ehime Prefectural Cultural Hall.


Map of Ehime

  • 1 Matsuyama - the prefectural capital, with Dogo Onsen, one of Japan's oldest and most famous hot springs
  • 2 Imabari - maritime city, 3rd largest ship building company in the world (no 1 in Japan), with over than 200 hundred ship owners.
  • 3 Uwajima - home to bull sumo and sex shrines
  • 4 Saijo - gateway to Mount Ishizuchi
  • 5 Shikokuchuo
  • 6 Niihama - known as many industrial factories are located.
  • 7 Ozu Ōzu, Ehime on Wikipedia
  • 8 Ikata - beautiful mountains and ocean scenery along Japan's narrowest peninsula
  • Uchiko

Other destinations[edit]

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

By train[edit]

By bus[edit]

Take a bus from Matsuyama

By bicycle[edit]

The 1 Shimanami Kaido Bikeway is a 70 km (43 mi) path on dedicated cycle lanes, connecting Onomichi in Hiroshima prefecture with Imabari in Ehime.

Get around[edit]


Matsuyama Castle



  • Bamboo Craft is a specialty of Ehime, renowned for its durability and beauty.



  • Pon Juice. is a famous 100% fresh orange juice.

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