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Imabari (今治) is a city in Ehime, Shikoku. The city contains some islands nearby.

Imabari Castle



Tourist information site


The local tourist association has a Japanese-only guide site with some English materials.

Get in


There are many options for getting to Imabari. The JR Yosan Line connects Imabari to Matsuyama and Uwajima in the southwest and Takamatsu to the east. From Okayama, it can be reached in less than 2.5 hours on the Shiokaze Express.

It's also connected to Onomichi on Honshu via the Shimanami Kaido expressway, accessible to cars and bicycles.

There are also buses from Hiroshima and Fukuyama. You can take a bus from Onomichi however, there are no direct buses, so you must transfer.

If that's not enough, you can also arrive by ferry. There are ferries from Takehara. There are also many ferries connecting Imabari to the islands along the Shimanami Kaido.

Get around



  • 1 Imabari Castle (今治城, imabari-jō). Imabari Castle (Q1071856) on Wikidata Imabari Castle on Wikipedia
  • 2 Kōno Art Museum (河野美術館, kōno bijutsukan). Kōno Museum of Art, Imabari (Q11377196) on Wikidata
  • 3 Tamagawa Modern Art Museum (玉川近代美術館, tamagawa kindai bijutsukan). Tamagawa Museum of Modern Art, Imabari (Q11377199) on Wikidata
  • 4 Enmei-ji (延命寺). The 54th temple of the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage. Enmei-ji (Q11486488) on Wikidata
  • 5 Nankobo (南光坊). In spite of its small size, it is a must-visit for Shikoku Pilgrims, as it is temple number 55 of the pilgrimage. Nankou-bou (Q11407501) on Wikidata
  • 6 Taisan-ji (泰山寺). The 56th temple of the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Taisan-ji (Q11555707) on Wikidata
  • 7 Eifuku-ji (栄福寺). The 57th temple of the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Eifuku-ji (Q11535734) on Wikidata
  • 8 Senyū-ji (仙遊寺). The 58th temple of the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Senyuu-ji (Q11378194) on Wikidata
  • 9 Iyo Kokubun-ji (伊予国分寺). This is the former head temple of Iyo Province. It's now the 59th temple of the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage. Iyokokubun-ji (Q10884820) on Wikidata













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Bridge over Ikuchijima
Routes through Imabari
Onomichi  N  S  END

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