Things To Do In ehime


Special Things To Do to travel in ehime Prefecture that Japanese travelers and locals recommend.

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Shimonada Station

A Scenic Unmanned Station Near The Seto Inland Sea

Shimonada Station is well known as a scenic station which is the closest to the sea. It has appeared in movies and TV dramas. And many tourists come to see this beautiful scenery at the time of train arrivals. I want to see it much longer!

A Scenic Station With A Beautiful View Of Seto Inland Sea Over The Platform

Shimonada Station is a proud station with a superb view in Ehime pref. A simple platform and photogenic Seto Inland Sea behind that. Many tourists visit the station to have a look at the scenery.

Imabari Castle

The Imabari Castle Illuminated Every Night as Symbol of Imabari

The Imabari castle is illuminated in warm-color and looks like floating. Of course, it's also good in daytime.

A Bronze Statue Of A General Takatora Todo

As a military commander, he was also good at building castles. His brave statue and Imabari Castle as a background attract us castle enthusiasts very much.

Ishizuchi Shrine

A Shrine At A Top Of The 1982-Meter Mountain

The mountain 'Ishizuchi-san' is the highest in western Japan. It's one of the 4 Ishizuchi-Shrines. When you go there, you have to use a chain to climb. And the path is called 'Chain Ascetic Training'. It's like a very risky thing to do!

Dogo Onsen Main Hall

The Hot Spring Facility that is a National Important Cultural Property and a Model of Studio Ghibli Film "Spirited Away"

The Studio Ghibli Film "Spirited Away" is modeled on it. Regardless of nationality, people warm their body and look happy in the historical hot spring. Then I recognized again the Japanese traditional custom as wonderful one.

Matsuyama Castle

100 Best Castles In Japan. A Magnificent View Of A Castle With The Sea

It's located in the central of Matsuyama with the easy access, and going up on the lift would be one of the attractions. I was very surprised at the beauty of the keep, that only twelve keeps remained in Japan. It's one of the best 100 castles in Japan, but the very best one among them.

Iwaya-ji Temple

A Spectacular Rock Cliff Of A Buddhist Temple

One of the dangerous spot of Shikoku 88 Buddhist Temples, Iwaya-ji Temple. It was built with the rock cliff at its back, and the scenery is so superb that has introduced in The New York Times.

Mine Topia Besshi

The Mysterious Land Called 'Oriental Machu Picchu' in the Sky

It is called Japanese Machu Picchu as well as Takeda-castle in Hyogo and was the copper mine site. The misty view is very fantastical like being in the sky. Because Peru ambassador to Japan visited here, I think it's one-up the other owns in Japan.

An Emerald River

From the Sarutobi Bridge near the sightseeing gate of mining gallery. A clear stream of shining emerald can be seen very beautifully.

Tatara Shimanami Park

The Perfect Location for Seeing Tatara Ohashi which is One of the Longest Oblique Bridges

This longest-lank oblique bridge shows high construction techniques in Japan. The spot is the perfect location for seeing it and it seems swan spreading own wings.

Enman-ji Temple

Pray With 'Omusubi-dama' At A Very photogenic & Spiritual Power Spot For Love

Located at Dogo Onsen Town, Enman-ji Temple has a big statue of Jizo, and you can take a grace for long life, avoiding fire accidents and what's more, good fortune for love. You can make a wish with colorful 'Omusubi-dama'

Love Fortune Slip With Haiku At A Temple In Dogo Onsen Town

Enman-ji Temple is known as a spiritual power spot at Dogo Onsen town. You can draw a fortune slip with Haiku saying about love. Let's draw it to pray for better fortune!

Nametoko Valley

Ghibli World? Forest Bathing Making Me Healing

I remembered 'Princess Mononoke'. A forest minus ions heal my minds and body. But to go there, a little physical strength is needed.

Yukiwa Waterfall Flowing Down While Drawing A Pattern Of Light Snow

A beautiful waterfall that is selected as one of the most beautiful 100 waterfalls in Japan. It's a piece of rock and has length of 300 meters. You can see this scenery after waking 40 minutes on steep mountain path.

Senryuji Temple

The Scenery Like 'Spirited Away' Of Ghibli Movie

The scenery of the precinct and the virgin forest is like a scene of 'Spirited Away'.

Enclosed By A Virgin Forest, A Stage Structure Giving Rise To A Subtle And Profound Atmosphere

Surrounded by a thick green of a virgin forest and moss, the temple has a subtle and profound atmosphere when I look up its stage structure.

Oyamazumi Shrine

Outstanding Scale Of The Tree Energy! A Spiritual Power Spot In Omi-shima, An Island Of God

In Omi-shima called an island of God, Oyamazumi Shrine has many huge trees such as a 2000 years old sacred tree and the Japan's oldest camphor tree. Their outstanding scale and energy are very mysterious. Must visit spot on the Shimanami-kaido Expressway.

Shikoku Karst Mezuru-daira

Very Close To The Sky & Clouds! The Great Nature In Shiokoku Region

Shikoku Karst is the most highest among the three famous karsts in Japan. Many cattle walk around and wind power generation goes around at this area called Mezuru-daira. For its campsite, here's one of the popular spots.

Swirling Current Viewing

Get Into The Swirling Current! Boat Riding At The Most Difficult Spot Of Seto Inland Sea

The area was a territory of Murakami Suigun (pirate), and said to be the most dangerous place in the sea for the fast swirling currents. You can enjoy the nice scenery, and the thrill of getting into the currents!

Karei Mountain Observatory Park

Setouchi Scenery From A Reproduced Lookout Place Of The Strongest Japanese Pirates

Around No-shima Island, a small one at the center of pics, strange tides swirl and it used to be a base of the strongest pirates, Murakami Suigun. Karei Observatory is build as an imitation of the pirate's lookout place. You can enjoy the superb view of Setouchi and cherry blossoms in spring.

Kirozan Observatory

The Super Scenic Observatory Designed By A World-famous Architect, Kengo Kuma

I can't turn my eyes away from the scenery of Shimanami-kaido that suddenly appears in front of me! And also I recognized the design of this observatory was very refined. To my surprised, an architect known in the world, Kengo Kuma designed here. There's nothing that obstructs the view, but only handrails.

Hijikawa Arashi Observation Park

Hijikawa Arashi, A Sea Of Clouds Flowing Down The Mountain To The Sea!

From October to March, on sunny days with some conditions, you can see Hijikawa Arashi (means Storm) that is a phenomenon of fog moving from the mountain to the sea along Hijikawa River. When it happens on a big scale, the fog could cover the whole river even its entry.

Shikoku Karst

Enjoy The Great Nature In All Directions! Karst Plateau Of Shikoku

Shikoku Karst is counted as one of the 3 largest karsts in Japan. It's located at the border of Ehime and Kochi, and you can look out to the mountains so far for it's as high as 1400 meters. Feel so refreshed!

Asahi Beer Shikoku Factory

Tasting Just Made Beer! Visiting Asahi Beer Factory Makes You Happy So Much

You can make a field trip to Asahi beer factory in Saijyo city where is famous for excellent water. And drink up to three glasses of beer. You will feel the beer better than usual after learning how they make the beer.

Towel Museum

Photogenic Towel Art 'Cheese Winding Wall'

Located at Imabari, a city of towel, Towel Museum has a fusion of towel and art. There're 1800 pieces of colorful cheese winding of yarn used for towel, and this photogenic wall is so lovely to take pictures!

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