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Special Terrain Spots in Matsuyama / Dogo Area

  • Tobe Thrust Fault
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    Ehime Iyo-gun Tobecho Ominami Iwayaguchi
    This geological fault is located along National Route 379 in Iwayaguchi, Tobe Town, Iyo County. This exposed portion of the Japan Median Tectonic Line is an example of a reverse fault. This rare type of thrust fault is notable for having the older stratum move up and over the newer stratum. The fault has also been designated as a national natural monument and the entire area has been developed into Tsukiagedanso Park (Thrust Fault Park).

Ehime Main 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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