Sightseeing Spot Spots in Nanyo / Uwajima Area

  • Japanese Sea Fig Tree
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    Ehime Pref. Nishiuwagunikatachou Misaki
    This giant tree is growing near Misaki Port. The tree is 18-meters tall and 14-meters around and is estimated to be 600 years old. A key trait is its countless aerial roots. These, somewhat resembling octopus tentacles, has led to the tree sometimes being called the Octopus Tree. Being the northernmost example of the subtropical Moraceae plant family it was designated as Shikoku's first natural monument. With its overwhelming size and thick powerful roots entangled with a stone wall you can feel the power of nature. This famous tree has also appeared in television commercials.
  • Ishidatami no Yado
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    Ehime Kita-gun Uchikocho Ishidatami 2877
    This inn operates out of a kominka (old Japanese home) built over a century ago. Boasting a stately exterior that belies its nature as a public inn, everything, from the management of the inn to the cuisine served to guests, is handled by local women living in Uchiko Town. Since it opened in 1994, this popular inn has been used by around 1,000 guests annually.
  • Odamiyama Gorge
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    Ehime Kita-gun Uchikocho
    This gorge stretches along some 10 kilometers of the Kurokawa River inside Odamiyama National Forest in Odamiyama, Uchiko Town, Kita County. It is a place of scenic beauty where visitors can enjoy a rich natural environment with virgin forests of Japanese maple and Japanese zelkova. Visitors can also enjoy activities such as forest bathing along the gorge’s promenade, fishing in the mountain streams, and camping. An especially large number of people visit during the fall foliage season to see the amazing scenery along the gorge.
  • Kannonsui Spring
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    Ehime Seiyo-shi Uwacho Akanma
    This is a natural spring in Akanma, Uwa-cho, Seiyo City. About 8,000 tons of water per day bubbles out of a limestone cavern, and many people come to draw water there. The spring has been selected as one of the Top 100Famous Water, and it maintains an average temperature of 14°C year-round. Meisuitei, a restaurant specializing in Nagashi Somen (chilled noodles served in flowing water), operates during the summer and uses water from that spring.
  • Ozu Cormorant Fishing
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    Ehime Ozu-shi Ozu Nyohoji Kawahara
    This traditional fishing method is practiced in Ozu, Ozu City. Cormorant fishing on the Hiji River is counted among the three great cormorant fishing traditions of Japan along with those of the Nagara River and Mikuma River. The fishing season runs from June 1st to September 20th. The sight of cormorant fishermen using fishing fires at night on the Hiji River has become one of the features of summer in the region. It is also possible to watch the cormorant fishermen at work from the houseboats that operates on the river during the fishing season.
  • Nanreku Omoriyama Park
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    Ehime Minamiuwa-gun Ainancho Renjoji 234
    This park is located in Renjo-ji Temple, in Ainan, Minamiuwa District. It is a famous cherry blossom-viewing spot, and around 3,000 cherry trees blossom in the garden from late March to early April. There is a cherry blossom festival that is held during the flowering season, and visitors can enjoy the blossoms at night when the trees are illuminated.
  • Danbata (terraced fields) in Yusumizugaura
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    Ehime Pref. Uwajimashi Yusu
    The mountainside to the summit has been transformed into a staircase of stacked rocks creating the Yusumizugaura stepped rice fields. The beauty of the cultivated land on the slope of the mountain can only be called a masterpiece. In 2007 the area was selected as a National Important Cultural Landscape.
  • Niraga Pass
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    Kochi Takaoka-gun Yusuharacho Iko
    This pass is located on the border with Ehime Prefecture, and is well known as the path Sakamoto Ryoma took when leaving the domain. The old road stretches to a post town running along Prefectural Route 379 between Kochi and Ehime prefectures and the Niragatoge Bunmaru Line from Niraga Pass, crossing Izumigatoge Pass. It's been chosen by the Agency for Cultural Affairs as one of the Top 100 Historic Routes.
  • Kotohira Park
    Travel / Tourism
    Ehime Yawatahama-shi Honaicho
  • Uchiko No Fern tears
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    Ehime Pref. Kitagunuchikochou Ishidatami
  • Goro River Bed
    Travel / Tourism
    Ehime Ozu-shi Goro
  • Tenshakoen
    Travel / Tourism
    Ehime Uwajima-shi Tenshakoen
  • Niiya Shobuen
    Travel / Tourism
    Ehime Ozu-shi Niiyako
  • Nofuku Toge
    Travel / Tourism
    Ehime Seiyo-shi Akehamacho Tawarazu
  • Maruyama Park
    Travel / Tourism
    Ehime Ozu-shi Hijikawacho Yamatosaka
  • Kobokuen
    Travel / Tourism
    Ehime Pref. Minamiuwagunainanchou Mishouhirajou 5736
  • Suichutembosen Yumekaina To Gailla
    Travel / Tourism
    Ehime Pref. Minamiuwagunainanchou Funakoshi
  • Tenshaen Garden
    Travel / Tourism
    Ehime Uwajima-shi Tenshakoen

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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