Island Spots in Ehime Area

  • Omishima Island
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    Ehime prefecture Imabari city Oimachima cho
    Located in the northernmost part of Ehime prefecture, it is the largest island of the Geiyo Islands. Ooyamazumi-jinja Shrine, the symbol of the island, has been collecting faith as the god of fighting since ancient times, and many weapons designated as National Treasures and Important Cultural Property have been given as offerings. It is also called “The Island of Gods” or “Island of National Treasures”, and it is full of highlights besides Ooyamazumi-jinja Shrine, such as the Omishima Art Museum and Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture.
  • Hakata-jima Island
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    Ehime Town, Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture
    This island is in the Shimanami Kaido Expressway, connected to Omishima Island by Omishima-ohashi Bridge, and to Oshima by the Hakata, Oshima-ohashi Bridge. The area thrives on salt production, and offers many local dishes with salt such as salt ramen noodles and salt flavored soft serve ice cream. These are popular with cyclists. In Hirakiyama Park, to the north west of the island, there are about 1,000 cherry blossoms creating a breathtaking scene in the spring. The park overlooks the beautiful view of Omishima-ohashi Bridge, Hakata-Oshima-ohashi Bridge, and Tatara-ohashi Bridge.
  • Hiburi Island
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    Ehime Uwajima-shi Hiburishima
    This island is located in the Uwa Sea to the west of Uwajima City. In olden times, it was known as the base for Fujiwara no Sumitomo, who led pirates in the Inland Sea. The uniquely winding shapes of the inlets, the sea caves, and the rock formations make this a scenic area worth seeing. In addition to rock fishing and line fishing, the island offers a swimming beach that is open in the summer.
  • Oshima Island
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    Ehime Imabari-shi Yoshiumicho Miyakubocho
    This island is one of the Geiyo Islands in the western part of the Seto Inland Sea. It is part of Imabari City and linked to the mainland of Shikoku by the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge. It was formerly the home base of the Noshima-Murakami clan, so it has a historical connection with piracy and Murakami Piracy Museum. At the southern end of the island is the Mt. Kiro Observation Point, where visitors can enjoy nighttime views of the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge and the cityscape of Imabari.
  • Hojo Kashima Island
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    Ehime Matsuyama-shi Hojo Tsuji
    This island is in the western part of Hojo Harbor in Hojotsuji, Matsuyama City. This small island, a few minute ride by ferry from the harbor, features a swimming beach, a campground, and an observation point. The excursion boat Ai no Koro, which travels around to the best spots for viewing the sunset, also operates here.
  • Kashima Island
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    Ehime Minamiuwa-gun Ainancho Kashima
    This uninhabited island in Ainan Town, Minamiuwa County. It has a lush natural environment designated as Uwa Marine Park, and in former time, it was part of the Uwajima fief and used as the Date clan's hunting grounds. It has a beach that the Ministry of the Environment has selected as one of the Top 88 Swimming Beaches in Japan, as well as a campground. Visitors can enjoy snorkeling and operate marine observation boats to view coral and tropical fish.
  • Okamurajima Island
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    Ehime Imabari-shi
  • Yurijima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Ehime Matsuyama-shi
  • Nojishima Island
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    Ehime Minamiuwa-gun Ainancho
  • Atekijima
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    Ehime Prefecture Minamiuwa County Ainancho
  • Yokoshima Island
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    Ehime Minamiuwa-gun Ainancho
  • Koyokoshima Island
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    Ehime Minamiuwa-gun Ainancho
  • Ojishima Island
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    Ehime Minamiuwa-gun Ainancho
  • Ozarujima Island
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    Ehime Minamiuwa-gun Ainancho
  • Kozarujima Island
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    Ehime Minamiuwa-gun Ainancho
  • Shiogojima Island
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    Ehime Minamiuwa-gun Ainancho
  • Oitsukamijima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Ehime Uwajima-shi
  • Yokoshima
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    Ehime Uwajima-shi
  • Netokojima Island
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    Ehime Uwajima-shi
  • Kuroshima
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    Ehime Uwajima-shi

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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