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Mountain Spots in Matsuyama / Dogo 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
    Travel / Tourism
    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. Iwaguro
    Travel / Tourism
    Ehime Kamiukena-gun Kumakogencho Wakayama Kochi Agawa-gun
    This is a 1,746 meter mountain that straddles the boundary between Wakayama, Kuma Kogen-cho, Kamiukena County in Ehime Prefecture and Nishinokawa, Saijo City, Ehime Prefecture and Inomachi, Agawa County, in Kochi Prefecture. It is the endpoint of the Ishizuchi Skyline Drive, and visitors can climb to the summit of Mt. Ishizuchi from the earthen hut that marks the trail head. It is a famous spot for viewing Akebono azaleas in the spring.
  • Mt.Gongen
    Travel / Tourism
    Ehime Iyo-gun Tobecho
  • Mt.Katsuragamori
    Travel / Tourism
    Ehime Kamiukena-gun Kumakogencho

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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