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  • Uwajima City Date Museum
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Uwajimashi Gotenmachi 9-14
    This museum is just a 25-minute walk from the Uwajima Station. It exhibits treasured documents of the region the Date family is associated with, as well as cultural items of Uwajima. Although the exhibit has various artifacts on display, from weapons, armor, paintings, writings, earthenware, and clothes, the exhibit of the splendid and luxurious bride's furnishings is extensive.

    The relics were pretty cool to look at, but for me, the best part of the museum was the well written brochure you get explaining the history of the Date (pronounced DAH-TAY, by the way) Family. An...

  • Museum of Commercial and Domestic Life
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    4.0
    41 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Kitagunuchikochou Uchiko 1938
    The Museum of Commercial and Domestic Life is located in Uchiko Town. The building that houses the Museum is itself of great interest, having formerly been an apothecary’s shop that operated during the Edo and Meiji periods. Mannequins and period utensils are used to recreate the scene in the apothecary’s shop as it would have been in years gone by; the unique, highly-realistic mannequins surprise visitors by welcoming them using authentic phrases (researched with experts familiar with the period). The realistic scenes—which include the owners’ family eating together with the apprentices, the housemaid cooking a meal, and little details such as someone talking to himself as he works—are very popular with visitors. Models are used to present information about Uchiko Town’s history and way of life, famous local individuals, etc.

    This is vey interesting- an old house owned by a pharmacist. The guide was very friendly and informative. He was happy to answer questions even when there was a language barrier. Would recommend...

  • Matsuyama City Shiki Memorial Museum
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    4.0
    106 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Dougokouen 1-30
    Located roughly five minutes’ walk from Dogo Onsen Station, the Matsuyama City Shiki Memorial Museum has on display manuscripts and works by Masaoka Shiki, a leading writer of haiku poetry who was born in Matsuyama, as well as letters exchanged with Natsume Soseki and other major literary figures with whom he was friendly. The Museum provides detailed displays on the history of Dogo and Matsuyama, on the times in which Masaoka Shiki lived, and on his friendships and acquaintances. Special events are held on an occasional basis, and the Museum also functions as a community center for the local community.

    There is a 21 description audio guide for 100 yen in English as everything is in Japanese. It doesn’t cover everything but gives you a less detailed look at the exhibits. 25,000 poems and only lived...

  • Murakami Navy Museum
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    4.0
    82 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Miyakubochoumiyakubo 1285
    This museum, located in Miyakubo Town, Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture, preserves and displays artifacts related to Noshima Murakami, one of the Murakami pirates who was called “Daimyo of the seas” and who controlled Setouchi during the Sengoku, or warring states, period. The museum displays important artifacts and related works on the Noshima Murakami clan, as well as old documents, reconstructed models, and pieces unearthed during excavations. The restored Japanese armor and battle surcoat (a sleeveless campaign jacket worn over armor), said to have been actually worn, are must-see exhibits. The observation room with views overlooking the ruins of Noshima Castle, and the area where visitors can try on for themselves some armor and garments are also popular.

    I was on a tour so didnt plan on stopping here but is was so interesting. The artifacts of the museum was okay but the story and history of these pirates made the stop worthwhile. Especially if...

  • Ken Iwata Mother and Child Museum, Imabari City
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    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Omishimachoumunagata 5208-2
    The Sculpture Museum in Omishima in Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture exhibits 44 works of Ken Iwata, known for his works with warmth of style work and the theme of Mother and Child. The building is cylindrical made of concrete walls on the site of the schoolyard of the former Munakata elementary school. The works are placed on the lawn of the semi-outdoor space with almost no roof. Visitors can sit on a bench while feeling the sea breeze and enjoy the works leisurely. The adjacent building is a refurbished old wooden school building now used as an accommodation facility.
  • Ehime Prefectural Science Museum
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    4.0
    43 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Nihamashi Ojouin 2133-2
    The science museum has three permanent exhibition halls (the nature hall, the science and technology hall and the industry hall) and a huge planetarium 30 meters in diameter which has featured in the Guinness Book of Records. The centerpiece of the museum is a real dinosaur robot that moves. The museum plays host to many temporary exhibitions and hands-on events making it a great place to come for the whole family.

    I loved this museum. We took our 5 year old daughter here and spent at least 4 hours exploring the 4 levels and surroundings. The building itself is a great architectural work. There are many...

  • Texport Imabari
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    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Higashimonchou 5-14-3
    Imabari is Japan’s leading producer of towels in terms of volume. At Texport Imabari, visitors can observe Imabari’s towel manufacturing process, try making their own towel, and so on. The headquarters also has a wide variety of Imabari-brand towel products for sale.
  • Oozu Akarengakan (Red Brick Building)
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    3.5
    26 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Ozushi Ozu 60
    The building was constructed as the main branch of the Oozu Commercial Bank in 1901, and is a blend of Japanese and Western-style architecture, featuring British bricks and a tiled roof. The building is now used to sell local crafts and special products, and there is a place for tourists to take a break on the second floor.

    散策ついでに立ち寄りました。周りの景色のなかで、赤煉瓦が映えていました。お土産なども購入できるようになっていたので、ついでに立ち寄るのもおすすめです。

  • Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum
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    4.0
    33 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Ichibanchou 3-20
    “Saka no Ue no Kumo” (Clouds above the Hill) is a novel by Ryotaro Shiba, depicting the modernization of Japan through the life stories of brothers Yoshifuru and Saneyuki Akiyama, and poet Masaoka Shiki. Many materials related to the novel as well as the three main characters are exhibited in the museum. The four-story building with a basement was designed by Tadao Ando, and is made as a space expressing “clouds above the hill”.

    ミュージアムの休憩に、甘いものが食べたくなり、ロールケーキを注文しました。あまさ控えめで美味しかったです。

  • Museum of Ehime History and Culture
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    3.5
    19 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Seiyoshi Uwachounomachi 4-11-2
    This museum introduces and exhibits items related to the history and folklore of Ehime Prefecture. The expansive structure houses four historic and folklore exhibit rooms, and workshop classrooms. In addition to the displayed objects, on display are many scale-model replicas of iconic structures such as pit dugout dwellings, a town house during the Sengoku Age of Civil Wars, and a pre-war village main street, each depicting respective periods, affording one a sense of being transported back in time.

    It’s strange to find such a fine museum on Ehime’s history and culture in a small city like Seiyo rather than Matsuyama city. But it’s in an idyllic setting on top of a mountain. Entry is 510 yen per...

  • Stone Culture Denshokan Museum
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Miyakubochoumiyakubo 3546
    "This is the symbol of ""Stone Town Miyakubo-cho"" which has been producing beautiful durable Oshima-ishi granite since the start of the Edo-period. Oshima-ishi granite, which is as smooth to the touch as celadon porcelain, is marked by unwillingness to fade, with its deep grey increasing as time passes. It is used in both the National Diet Building and the imperial Akasaka Estate. There are displays on Oshima-ishi granite as well as other types of stone from around the world and you can learn about the history and culture of stone work. Unique stone works and monuments are dotted about the grounds and along with the main building there are grounds available for baseball and tennis and a multipurpose auditorium."

    広い運動場のほか、体育館、野球場等が整備された大きな公園です。格安に宿泊できる施設や食堂施設もあります。

  • Nihon Shokken Food Culture Museum
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    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Tomitashinkou 1-3
    This commodity manufacturing museum was built to resemble the Belvedere Palace in Vienna, Austria. It was founded on the site of the Nihon Shokken Holdings Ehime main office as a transmission base of world food culture. There are two tour courses to choose from; the Food Culture Museum Course (takes around three and a half hours) which includes lunch at the staff cafeteria, and the Palace Course which centers around the KO Palace factory. It is the world's only museum that showcases a wide range of information about the food culture of the world, from the things that are actually put in the mouth to the ingredients, utensils, tableware, and meal etiquette.
  • Ikazaki Kite Museum
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
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    Ehime Kita-gun Uchikocho Ikazaki Ko 1437
    This museum in Ikazaki, Uchiko Town, Kita County is Japan’s first publicly-operated museum specializing in kite. It features a permanent collection of around 400 kites from around Japan and the world including the kites used in the Ikazaki Big Kite Battle, a traditional event of the region. The museum also offers kite-making classes (reservation required).

    Lots of wonderfully decorated kites fill 4 rooms, along with kite making and kite flying tools. This town & the kite museum hold a kite flying contest every year. The man who sold us our tickets...

  • Oyamazumi Shrine Treasure Hall
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    Ehime Imabari-shi Omishimacho Miyaura 3327
    These treasure halls are located on the grounds of Oyamazumi Shrine in Miyaura, Omishima-cho, Imabari City Omishima Island. They are comprised of the Shiyoden, the Omishima Maritime Museum, and the Kokuhokan. They possess treasures such as sets of armor and swords that include eight National Treasures and 469 National Important Cultural Properties. In addition, the Omishima Maritime Museum features a variety of exhibits including the Hayamamaru, the boat used by Emperor Showa to collect samples for his marine biology research, as well as specimens of the flora and fauna from the Seto Inland Sea.

    6月17日、しまなみ海道を移動中、大三島に立ち寄り大山神社参拝の後寄りました。 大山神社は戦勝祈願に多くの武士が訪れた神社なので刀剣、甲冑類が奉納されていて、国宝、重文に指定されたものの内8割がここに収蔵されてるようです。 展示物は南北朝時代から鎌倉、平安にかかる製品が展示されており、源義経、頼朝など著名な武士が先勝祈願した際奉納されたと伝わる甲冑、刀剣も展示されてました。

  • Museum of Great People of Ehime
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    Ehime Matsuyama-shi Uenomachi Ko 650 Ehime Lifelong learning Center
    This museum is inside Ehime Prefectural Lifelong Learning Center, in Ueno-machi, Matsuyama. It has exhibits with items related to 178 great people of Ehime who left behind reputations in one of nine fields, including scholarship, the arts, government, and sports. They also have a Children’s Great Person Learning Area with documents relating to the individuals on display.
  • Matsuyama City Archaeological Museum
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
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    Ehime Matsuyama-shi Minamisayacho Otsu 67-6
    This museum is located in Minamisayacho, Matsuyama City. It possesses a collection of around 500 relics dating from the Paleolithic era to the Heian period excavated from sites in the Matsuyama Plain. The museum features permanent exhibits with the basic themes of “look,” “listen,” “touch,” and “think.” This includes hands-on exhibits such as earthenware that visitors can touch. The museum also holds several special exhibits each year.

    松山総合公園の一番奥。池を望む小高い場所に建つ立派な施設です。 愛媛は瀬戸内海に面しているので、古代でも文化が伝わってくるのは遅くない。平形銅剣の分布とか四国からは意外に重要な遺跡が発見されていることを初めて知りました。

  • Ehime University Museum
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    4.5
    9 Reviews
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    Ehime Matsuyama-shi Bunkyocho 3
    This museum located on Ehime University’s Johoku Campus in Bunkyo-cho, Matsuyama City has a mission of disseminating the results of university’s academic research. It features permanent exhibits on the four basic themes: Evolution of Earth and Universe, Ehime History and Culture, Diversity of Life, and Human Activities in the Environment. The museum also features spaces for special exhibits as well as an insect specimen repository and gallery with a collection of more than 1. 2 million specimens.

    展示の内容、すごく面白いですよ!!特に昆虫の標本……。 全然人がいないのでゆっくり見ることができるのも良きです。

  • Birthplace of the Akiyama Brothers
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    Ehime Matsuyama-shi Kachimachi 2-3-6
    This museum is located in Kachi-machi 2-Chome, Matsuyama City. The building is a recreation of the birthplace of the Akiyama brothers Yoshifuru and Saneyuki, whose military exploits were famously depicted in Shiba Ryotaro’s historical novel “Saka no Ue no Kumo.” The museum exhibits a variety of materials related to the brothers. Bronze statues of the brothers have also been erected on the grounds.
  • Kuma Kogen Astronomical Observatory
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    Ehime Kamiukena-gun Kumakogencho Shimohatanokawa Otsu 488
    This astronomical observatory is located in Shimohatanokawa, Kumakogen Town, Kamiukena County. It features an observatory equipped with a 60-centimeter reflecting telescope as well as a small 40-seat planetarium. Visitors can enjoy observing the shining stars over the highlands with expert commentary at the observatory’s nighttime stargazing parties (reservation required). Visitors can see a planetarium show every day in the daytime (except when the observatory is closed).
  • Omogo Mountain Museum
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
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    Ehime Kamiukena-gun Kumakogencho Wakayama 650-1
    This museum is located in Wakayama, Kumakogen Town, Kamiukena County. Its permanent collection features around 3,000 exhibits on a variety of subjects. These include the plants and animals that inhabit the Ishizuchi mountain range, the geology of Mt. Ishizuchi and the Omogo Gorge, and the history and folk culture of the area including mountain worship. The museum also holds three special exhibits each year as well as events such as nature observation parties and entomology seminars.

    石鎚山面河峡谷の自然をいろんな視点で解説展示していました。毎年の企画展も興味深いテーマで楽しめました。

Ehime Areas

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Stretched across the northwest corner of Shikoku island, Ehime is a nature-rich prefecture boasting beautiful coastlines and a rural center where mountains play host to 26 of the Buddhist temples that make up the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Matsuyama is home to an original post-feudal castle as well as Dogo Onsen, one of the country’s oldest natural hot springs. The northern city of Imabari marks the entrance to the Shimano Kaido, a road that crosses six spectacular bridges and several islands, forming a route between Shikoku and mainland Honshu.

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