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  • Ehime Prefectural Science Museum
    38 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ehime Pref. Nihamashi Ojouin 2133-2
    The science museum has three permanent exhibition halls (the nature hall, the science and technology hall and the industry hall) and a huge planetarium 30 meters in diameter which has featured in the Guinness Book of Records. The centerpiece of the museum is a real dinosaur robot that moves. The museum plays host to many temporary exhibitions and hands-on events making it a great place to come for the whole family.

    I loved this museum. We took our 5 year old daughter here and spent at least 4 hours exploring the 4 levels and surroundings. The building itself is a great architectural work. There are many...

  • Railway History Park in Saijo
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ehime Pref. Saijoushi Omachi 798-1
    Railway History Park in Saijo located about two minutes’ walk from JR Iyosaijo Station is a cultural facility built as the first full-scale railway museum in Shikoku. In the Shikoku Railway Cultural Building, it displays valuable railway carriages such as the first generation zero series bullet train and a diesel locomotive class DF50. There are also carriages where you can sit on the driver and passenger seats so it can be enjoyed by everyone from children to adults. In the property, there is also the Shinji Sogo Memorial Museum which introduces the profile and achievements of the 4th Japan Railways’ president, Mr. Shinji Sogo, and a tourist information center.
  • Kangawa Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nigata Pref. Murakamishi Kangawa
    This is the largest beach in Sanpoku district, Murakami City and it is a 10-minute walk from JR Echigo-Kangawa Station on the Uetsu Main Line. While not shallow, it stands out for its beautiful scenery made by the white sandy beach and emerald waters. Beach umbrellas are available for rent along with dressing rooms and showers which are available for a fee. You can BBQ on the beach and there is space for motor home camping near the parking lot. Lifeguards are on duty from mid-July to mid-August.
  • Kinsha-kohan Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ehime Shikokuchuo Kinshacho Hiranoyama 232 (Reinan Kominkan) Mae
    This park is located on National Route 319 in Hiranoyama, Kinsha-cho, Shikokuchuo City. It sits on the shore of the dam lake formed by Yanase Dam. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the surrounding mountains and of Hirano Bridge, which spans the lake. The park’s attractions include a promenade, playground equipment s, a museum featuring exhibits about the dam and the history of its construction, and more. Visitors can also enjoy outdoor activities such as bass fishing and camping.
  • Mori to Kohan no Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ehime Shikokuchuo Kanadacho Handa Ko 232
    This park is located next to Kaitani Pond in Handa, Kanada-cho, Shikokuchuo City. It features open spaces, an iris garden, a large playground equipment, a promenade, and other attractions. The park also has an auto camping site where campers can enjoy nature and the outdoors on the lakeshore.
  • Kirinokogen
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ehime Shikokuchuo Shingucho Kamiyama 4500
    This tourist attraction is located on the 1000-meter-high Shiozuka Highland in Shingu-cho, Shikokuchuo City. It features camping sites, cottages, barbequing areas, a hands-on woodworking shop, and other facilities. It is an outdoor play zone where visitors can enjoy activities such as mountain biking and hiking. It is also known as a Mecca of paragliding.
  • Niihama City Forest Park Yuragi no Mori
    2 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ehime Niihama Besshi Yama Ko 122
    This park is in Besshiyama, Niihama city. The natural parkland ranges in elevation from 700 to 900 meters, and there are facilities like Auberge Yuragi with lodging, restaurants, and more, and the Sakura Kobo workshop where you can try woodworking. In May, they hold the Pergola Fuji Matsuri in a 45 meter diameter dome-shaped wisteria trellis, Japan's largest.


  • Outdoor Oasis Campground
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ehime Saijo-shi Komatsucho Shinyashiki Otsu 22-29
    This camping ground is a part of Outdoor Oasis Ishizuchi, an outdoor recreation complex attached to the Ishizuchisan Service Area of the Matsuyama Expressway in Shinyashiki, Komatsu-cho, Saijo City. It features 10 auto camping sites and 10 first-come first-served sites located on high ground that overlooks the city. The complex features a variety of facilities such as a visitor’s center that includes a Montbell outdoor clothing and equipment store, the Oasis Market, which sells local produce, and the Tsubaki Koryukan hot spring bathhouse.
  • Shikisai Farm
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ehime Saijo-shi Tanbaracho Takamatsu 2008
    This farm is in Takamatsu, Tanbara-cho, Saijo city. They grow seven types of blueberry in a chemical-free environment, and nine types of grape in low chemical environments, as well as various other vegetables, fruits, and herbs. They offer all kinds of harvesting activities (by reservation only), like blueberry picking from mid-July through late August, then grapes from early August through late September.
  • Hakkiri Farm
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ehime Saijo-shi Tanbaracho Takamatsu Ko 1962
    This farm is located in Takamatsu, Tanbara-cho, Saijo City. It grows fruit using organic fertilizer. Guests can enjoy picking figs from late August to early November and persimmons from late October to mid or late November. The farm also offers chestnut harvesting from September to early October. Guests can roast and eat their chestnuts right there at the farm. All three activities require a reservation.
  • Tanbara Mogitate Club
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ehime Saijo-shi Tanbaracho Nagano 2234
    This sightseeing farm is on prefectural route 48 in Nagano, Tanbara-cho, Saijo city. This farm is run in cooperation with local fruit growers, and offers the chance to pick various fruits in different seasons. From early June they have peaches, then the season moves to blueberries, grapes, figs, chestnuts, persimmons, kiwi, and so on through the year. They also grow clusters of succulents, and they hold flower arrangement classes using roses year-round.
  • Gutokusan
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ehime Saijo-shi Tanbaracho Nagano 915
    This fruit farm is along prefectural route 48 in Nagano, Tanbara-cho, Saijo city. They grow a huge variety of fruits in chemical free plots, including about 30 types of grapes, Saijo's special Atago Persimmon, figs, kiwis, and the incredibly rare paw-paw fruit. You can try picking all kinds of fruit yourself in season.
  • Saijo Blueberry Farm
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ehime Saijo-shi Iioka 3108
    This fruit farm is located in Iioka, Saijo City. It raises a variety of berries including blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. The farm uses soil cultivation in order to create a growing environment as close to nature as possible. It has even been certified as an “eco-farmer” by the prefecture. The farm is open from mid-July to mid-August and offers blueberry picking (reservation required). . It also serves gelato made with blueberries and other fruits.
  • Saijo City Shimin no Mori
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ehime Saijo-shi Fukutakeotsu 50-9
    This park is located in Fukutake, Saijo City. It features a promenade, an open space with play equipment, an observatory with a sweeping view of the city, and other attractions. It is also adjacent to the Saijo Archaeological History Museum. Visitors can also enjoy seasonal flowers such as the 1,000 plum trees representing 20 varieties that have been planted in the park’s plum garden.
  • Saiki Engei
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ehime Saijo-shi Tanbaracho Ishikyo 578
  • Gohyakukame Memorial
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ehime Pref. Saijoushi Akeyashiki 238-2
  • Saijo Municipal Saijo Historical museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ehime Saijo-shi Akeyashiki 237-1
  • Besshiyama Shinrin Park Yuraginomori
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ehime Pref. Nihamashi Besshiyama
  • Mori To Kohan no Park Auto Camping Ground
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ehime Shikokuchuo Kanadacho Handa Ko 232
  • Kirino Kogen Auto Camp site
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ehime Pref. Shikokuchuoushi Shinguchoukamiyama 4500

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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