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Mountain Spots in Ehime Area

  • Furuiwaya
    Travel / Tourism
    Ehime Pref. Kamiukenagunkumakougenchou Naose
    These giant conglomerate stone spires, which towers over its surroundings and has some 20-million years of stratum, has been the nationally designated Place of Scenic Beauty. The sight of 20-some strange spires ranging in height from 60 to 100 meters tall will take your breath away. The naked rock face has had countless holes carved into it by water erosion over the years, leading to it being named Furuiwaya. Known for beautiful autumn colors, tourists flock to the area when the trees start changing in early November to see the contrast between the vivid fall colors and the unyielding rock face.
  • 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.Sanbongui
    Travel / Tourism
    Ehime
  • Mt.Takatsuki
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    Ehime
  • Mt.Gozaisho
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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.Nakatsu (Mt.Myojin)
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    Ehime
  • Mt.Tsutsujo
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    Ehime
  • Mt.Ninomori
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    Ehime
  • Mt.Tengu (Mt.Ishizuchi)
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    Ehime
  • Mt.Higashiakaishi
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    Ehime
  • Mt.Akaboshi
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    Ehime

Ehime Main 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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