Street Spots in Ehime Area

  • Tourigaoka
    Travel / Tourism
    Ehime Iyo-gun Tobecho Gohonmatsu 885 Near
    This neighborhood located on high ground in Gohonmatsu, Tobe Town, Iyo County is lined with numerous potteries and pottery galleries. These establishments make and sell Tobe-yaki Ware, one of the area’s local specialties. The Tourigaoka Golden Week Tobe-yaki Ware Fare held here between the end of April to early March features a variety of events including sales and exhibitions by each pottery.
  • Toban no Michi
    Travel / Tourism
    Ehime Iyo-gun Tobecho
    This walking path is located in Ominami, Tobe Town, Iyo County. Some 580 Tobe-yaki ceramic tiles are embedded into the walkway and the walls along it. Tobe-yaki is a local style of pottery that is a specialty of the region. One of the highlights along the path is Tosogaoka, where a monument to Josuke Sugino, the originator of Tobe-yaki pottery, has been erected. The path is a place where people can feel the history of Tobe-yaki pottery.
  • Pokopen Yokocho
    Travel / Tourism
    Ehime Ozu-shi Ozu 103
    This retro market in Ozu 3-Chome, Ozu City recreates a typical backalley shopping district of the 1950s to the 1960s. It features restaurants serving ramen, croquettes, and other foods, as well as a variety of stores including toy shops and antiques dealers. There are also booths where visitors can try playing old-fashioned games from the period. The market’s Omoide Soko, meanwhile, is a veritable warehouse of nostalgic items from the Showa period including vintage toys and enamel signs. The market is held every Sunday from April to the end of November and every third Sunday from December to the end of March.
  • Ohanahan Street
    Travel / Tourism
    Ehime Pref. Ozushi Ozu
    Ohanahan Street is an area with nostalgic atmosphere out of the Edo (1603-1868) and Meiji (1868-1912) periods and named after the filming of Ohanahan, an NHKTV drama series. There is an Ohanahan rest area almost in the middle of the street which displays materials related to Ohanahan.
  • Keyaki Daira
    Travel / Tourism
    Ehime Kamiukena-gun Kumakogencho Nishidani
  • Nikitatunomichi
    Travel / Tourism
    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Dougokitamachi
  • Jukudentunomichi
    Travel / Tourism
    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Dougoyunomachi

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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