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  • Botchan Train
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    Matsuyama-shi Ehime Prefecture
    Based on the steam locomotive that ran for 67 years since the opening of Iyotetsu Railway, this diesel engine train was restored in October of 2001. It is often called the “Botchan train”, as one of the characters in Natsume Soseki’s famous novel “Botchan” rode the old steam locomotives. You can board at the following stops: Dogo Onsen, Okaido, Matsuyama City Station, JR Matsuyama Station, Komachi Station.

    And if you haven't read Botchan yet, you're missing out on your visit to Matsuyama and cannot fully appreciate the clock, either.

  • Tobemachi Ceramics Creation Center
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    Ehime Pref. Iyoguntobechou Gohonmatsu 82
    Try out polishing or glazing at the “Tobemachi Ceramics Creation Center.” It offers a wide variety of experiences, like using the potter’s wheel, painting a pattern with pigments called “gosu”, and working the pottery by hand.

    砥部焼の手びねりもできますが、絵付けが手軽にでき、町立なので、リーズナブル!昔から時々、寄ったり、観光に来た友達にもおススメしています。

  • “Sea floor-viewing tour boat” Yumekaina Gaiyana
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    Ehime Pref. Minamiuwagunainanchou Funakoshi 1599
    This ocean-view tour boat lets you see radiantly colorful coral and swimming fish up close. You can see all the way to the sea floor near coral colonies. On a lucky day, you may even come across sea turtles or large schools of lustrous sardines. No reservation required for this wonderful 40-minute experience with the beautiful ocean view.
  • Pony Farm
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    Ehime Pref. Seiyoshi Nomurachouonogahara 210
    The well-known Mominoki Shikoku Karst, famous for its rich homemade cheesecakes, operates this farm. The ponies, donkeys, rabbits, and goats come out to greet you in the lush green surroundings.
  • KOKUDO KYUSHI FERRY
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    Ehime Pref. Nishiuwagunikatachou Misaki 1700-2
    A sea ferry that connects Saganoseki Port in Oita Prefecture with Misaki Port in Ehime Prefecture. This is the shortest connection between Shikoku and Kyushu at 31 kilometers wide, taking about 70 minutes to cross. It is part of National Route 197 which connects Kochi City with Oita City, but instead of using a bridge to cross the water, it has a ferry passing over the sea. The ferry makes 16 round-trip crossings every day, from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. Along with scenic view seats, shops, gallery seats, and group seating, there are a variety of accessible facilities including wheelchair accessible elevators (phone reservation required) and multipurpose bathrooms.

    九州に行く際にはよく利用しています。安く70分程で行けて本数も多く九州での滞在時間も長くとれます。三崎港まで少しありますがメロディーライン等あって楽しめますよ!!

  • Mon Pearl Shinju Kaikan
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    Ehime Pref. Uwajimashi Takagushi 3-58
    Uwajima pearls stand out worldwide for color, brilliance, and condition and here you will find them available for purchase and can try your hand and making things with them as well. Uwajima, blessed with pearl farms in the deep bays of the rias coastline, is home to the best pearls in Japan. By skipping the middleman and processing all pearls in house, they can offer high-quality pearl products at wholesale prices. There is also an onsite restaurant offering traditional Uwajima cuisine made from fresh seafood straight from their aquarium. Their locally made and sold Pearl Sweet Crunch is a popular souvenir.
  • Mitsu no Watashi
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    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Mitsu 1-10-18 Tochi-Mitsu side boat landing site
    A public ferry that bridges the 80 meters distance between Mitsu Port (Saisho-ji Temple Mae) and Minatoyama District in the Matsuyama port district. Its official name is City Road Takahama 2. It's a city road that runs over the sea. Its origin stretches back to around the time of the Onin War during the Muromachi Period, where it's said to have first started to transport food and materials. During the Edo Period it is said that famous haiku poet Kobayashi Issa boarded the ferry on his way to a haiku poetry gathering and it also appeared in the recent movie, Ganbatte Ikimasshoi. The ferry is free and runs year-round and is still an indispensable part of the local transportation system, being used by 40,000 people every year.
  • Ishizuchi Tozan Ropeway
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    Ehime Pref. Saijoushi Nishinokawa Shimotani shell 81
    This rope-way cable car leads to the peak of Mt. Ishizuchi, western Japan's tallest sacred mountain. Starting from Shimodani Station at the foot of the mountain with an elevation of 455 meters, the cable car takes an eight-minute trip up to Joju Station at a height of 1300 meters. From the cable car you can look out over nature including the vast Kamegamori forest, and from Joju Station you can also see out to the Seto Inland Sea. As the cable car ascends, a cool breeze fills the car, even during the summer season, and there's a picnic area which has the Japanese Horned Beetle Dome, where you're almost guaranteed to see a horned beetle. During the summer and fall season they offer a popular Mt. Ishizuchi Star Night Tour, showing off the nightscapes and the starry heavens where you can take an exciting stroll under the stars.
  • Kurushima Strait Tidal Current Cruise
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    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Yoshiumichoumiyou 4520-2 Yoshiumi Iki Ikikan
    Take a boat tour and experience the whirlpools of Kurushima strait up close. These three straights, the Kurushima, the Naruto, and the Bakanseto (Kanmon), are said to be the world's most challenging seas with waves to traverse, with wave speeds of up to 18 kilometers per hour. This whirlpool is one of Japan's largest as well as the Naruto straight and the Kanmon straight. Along with the whirlpools you can also view the world's first ever triple suspension bridge the Kurushima Straight Bridge, and the Imabari shipyards in the bay, making this a popular tourist destination with a lot of things to see. The boat tour's operation times vary daily due to the tidal current etc., so prior inquiry is essential.
  • Nomauma Highland
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    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Noma A8
    At this family park you can ride the Noma pony, Japan's smallest native horse. The Noma ponies, designated cultural properties of Imabari, can be ridden by children under 30 kilogram in weight from 3 years-old to 6th grade elementary students (helmet and padded vest must be worn). You can also pet rabbits and guinea pigs in the small animal petting zoo area. In the Makiba Hall in the center of the park you can use computers in the Noma Pony Knowledge Classroom to learn about Noma ponies making this a common field trip location.

    しまなみ海道サイクリングのために今治に行き、5歳と8歳の子供が楽しめる場所を探してこちらに。レトロな巨大遊具で遊び、売店前の一人10円のシャボン玉で遊び、野間馬の乗馬(引き馬)体験(一人200円、3歳-小学生、30キロ以下限定)をしました。野間馬はポニーで、とても可愛らしい顔立ちで、娘はとても気に入っていました。モルモットとも遊べるようでしたが、今回は時間がなくて遊べず。地元らしい、もう少し小さい...

  • Nature Resort in Kumakogen
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    Ehime Pref. Kamiukenagunkumakougenchou Shimohatanokawa-otsu 488
    The entirety of this Kumakogen Town combined complex averages 800 meters above sea level leading to the nickname Town in the Sky. The expansive nearly 16-hectare grounds house a multipurpose field, campground, planetarium, and astronomical observatory. Amongst this reproduction of rural life in the midst of peaceful nature is a large training hall where up to 80 people can stay the night and can accommodate families or groups. You can enjoy trying to make actual hand pulled udon noodles or baking pizza in a stone oven.
  • Sotodomari Stone-Walled Village
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    Ehime Minamiuwa-gun Ainancho Sotodomari
    "This small village is located on an inlet on the western side of the Nishiumi Peninsula jutting out from the southwestern side of Ehime Prefecture. Consisting of a group of homes gathered close together on a steep slope, the village's orderly stone walls, built to protect the homes from typhoons and strong seasonal winds, has led to it being called the ""Stone-Walled Village."" The village has remained largely unchanged since the end of the Edo period and in 2007 was selected as one of the 100 Most Beautiful Japanese Historical Landscapes. The village holds a doll festival called the Dandan Hina Festival from March through April each year. During the festival, works of art and stones painted to look like traditional hina dolls in honor of the village's famous stone walls are put on display. Also during this time, the village is lit up at night, creating romantic, magical scenery."

    予約しておくと郷土料理にも対応してもらえるらしい。私は予約無しだったのでコーヒーだけ。飲み物の味よりも眼下の石垣の里の景色、景観を味わうレストランでした。ここまで登ってくるのは少ししんどいが・・・。次に訪れる時には事前に郷土料理を予約しておこうか、と思う。

  • Noson Kogei Taikenkan
    Travel / Tourism
    Ehime Iyo-gun Tobecho Sozu 117
  • View Farm
    Travel / Tourism
    Ehime Iyo-shi Nakayamacho Nakayama 271
  • Gururi Uwakai Tourist Boat Ride
    Travel / Tourism
    Ehime Uwajima-shi Sakaemachiminato 2-600-15
  • Tidal Currents Experience Cruise
    Travel / Tourism
    Ehime Imabari-shi Miyakubocho Miyakubo 1293-2
  • Kiki’s Strawberry House (Inoue Ichigoen)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ehime Imabari-shi Kamiuracho Amazaki 379
  • Armor Wearing Experience
    Travel / Tourism
    Ehime Matsuyama-shi Marunouchi 1 Tower 1F
  • Takemori Garden
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ehime Kamiukena-gun Kumakogencho Shimohatanokawa Otsu 209-39
  • Kuma Agricultural Park Agripia
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ehime Kamiukena-gun Kumakogencho Shimohatanokawa Ko 500

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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