Mountain Spots in Ehime Area

  • Mt. Ishizuchi
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    Saijo City, Ehime Pref.
    At 1,982 meters tall this sacred mountain, also called the roof of Shikoku, is the tallest mountain in west Japan. It stands over Saijo City and Kumakogen Town and from the highest point, Tengudake peak, you can of course see the Seto Inland Sea but also the mountains in the Chugoku and Kyushu regions. It is counted alongside Mt. Fuji, Mt. Tateyama, Mt. Hakusan, Mt. Shakagatake, Mt. Omine, and Mt. Daisen as one of Japan's Seven Holy Mountains. The area around Mt. Ishizuchi has been designated a quasi-national park and displays a different mysterious form every season. The four separate chained areas for climbing the mountain are a rarity nationwide. As there are detours it is safe even for beginners.
  • Mt. Kamegamori
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    Saijo City, Ehime Prefecture, Kamogawa-gun, Kochi Prefecture
    This mountain, a two-hour drive from the Iyo-Komatsu Interchange on the Matsuyama Expressway, has been selected as one of the 300 Famous Japanese Mountains. The peak sits at 1,897 meters above sea level with a plain spread across the peak. The contrast and beauty between the fir and Japanese hemlock and the sun-bleached stumps earns this area's name of Shikoku's Panorama Platform. The local road Kamegamori line, commonly called the UFO Line (Yuho Line), is a beautiful 27 kilometers driving route with Mt Ishizuchi, west Japan's tallest holy mountain, in the background. On clear days you can see as far as the Pacific Ocean and the road has been used for TV commercials. It's a popular mountain for beginner climbers and the summit can be reached in one hour from the trailhead.
  • Mt. Sekizen
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    Ehime Ochi-gun Kamijimacho Iwagi
    This is a mountain on Iwaki Island, one of the Geiyo Islands in the western part of the Seto Inland Sea. From the mountain’s 370-meter summit, one can enjoy a view of the Chugoku and Shikoku regions. It is also known as a prime spot for viewing cherry blossoms, with about 3000 trees covering the mountainside. The sight of the blooming trees on the mountain is referred to as “the angel’s cape.”
  • Mt. Kushi
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    Ehime Ochi-gun Kamijimacho Yuge Hibi
    This is a 142-meter mountain on the southern part of Yuge Island, one of the Geiyo Islands in the Seto Inland Sea. Walking paths are available from the eighth station, and in addition to hiking, visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the islands of the Seto Inland Sea. An additional attraction is the Mt. Kushi burial mound, built in the latter part of the Kofun Period.
  • Mt. Iwaguro
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    Ehime Kamiukena-gun Kumakogencho Wakayama Kochi Agawa-gun
    This is a 1,746 meter mountain that straddles the boundary between Wakayama, Kuma Kogen-cho, Kamiukena County in Ehime Prefecture and Nishinokawa, Saijo City, Ehime Prefecture and Inomachi, Agawa County, in Kochi Prefecture. It is the endpoint of the Ishizuchi Skyline Drive, and visitors can climb to the summit of Mt. Ishizuchi from the earthen hut that marks the trail head. It is a famous spot for viewing Akebono azaleas in the spring.
  • Mt.Nakatsu (Mt.Myojin)
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    Ehime
  • Mt.Gozaisho
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    Ehime
  • Mt.Washigato
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    Ehime Imabari-shi Omishimacho Miyaura
  • Mt.Sanbongui
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    Ehime
  • Mt.Takatsuki
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    Ehime
  • Mt.Izushi
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    Ehime
  • Mt.Kannan
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    Ehime
  • Mt.Kasatori
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    Ehime
  • Mt.Tsubogami
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    Ehime
  • Mt.Shoji
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    Ehime
  • Mt.Ishizumi
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    Ehime
  • Mt.Higashisanpogamori
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    Ehime
  • Mt.Takanawa
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    Ehime
  • Mt.Tsutsujo
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    Ehime
  • Mt.Ninomori
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    Ehime

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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