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  • “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.
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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.

    往復で買うと帰りの料金が10パーセント割引になります。 游なぎに乗りました、カップ麺の自動販売機とジュースの販売機と売店が有りますが、弁当類は売って無いので、乗船前に買っておく方が良いです。

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gururi Uwakai Tourist Boat Ride
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    Ehime Uwajima-shi Sakaemachiminato 2-600-15
    This pleasure boat operates out of Uwajima Shinnai Harbor in Sakaemachiminato, Uwajima City. It offers three different round trips through the Uwa Sea. Whether it is the beautiful ria coastline, the Hosoki Canal said to be Japan’s narrowest canal, or Hiburi Island which was the site of the stronghold of Heian period warrior Fujiwara no Sumitomo, passengers can experience the nature and history of the Uwa Sea.
  • Tidal Currents Experience Cruise
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    Ehime Imabari-shi Miyakubocho Miyakubo 1293-2
    This pleasure cruise service operates out of Oshima Island, one of the Geiyo Islands that lay in the western part of the Seto Inland Sea. The ship departs from a boarding dock across from the Murakami Suigun Museum and proceeds through intense rapids long known as being the most perilous part of the Seto Inland Sea to destinations such as the Noshima Castle Ruins, a National Historic Site, as well as the Hakata–Oshima Bridge.

    Ive read several books on Murakami Pirates. Of course, I visited Murakami Sea Forces Museum first. However, seeing is believing. You can feel how and why pirates used to have supremacy over other...

  • Hiji River Pleasure Boat
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    Ehime Ozu-shi Ozu
    This pleasure boat operates on the Hiji River in Ozu, Ozu City from June to September. Passengers can enjoy a meal while viewing the scenery of the Hiji River. Two types of boats are available; shared boats and chartered boats. Both require a reservation. The meeting place for shared boats is the tourist information center inside Ozu Machi no Eki Asamoya.
  • Nishiumi Sightseeing Boat
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    Ehime Minamiuwa-gun Ainancho Funakoshi 1599 Se No Hama Waiting Room
    This sightseeing boat service operates from the Senohama Machiaijo located on Prefectural Route 34 in Funakoshi, Ainan Town, Minamiuwa County. There are underwater observation boats that allow passengers to view the coral reefs, tropical fish, and other undersea life in Uwakai Marine Park. There are also regular ferries to Kashima Island, an uninhabited island that features beaches, campgrounds, and other facilities. During the summer, visitors can use a Seawalker diving helmet to walk under the sea even without a diving certification.

Ehime Areas


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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