Map of Ehime
This is a map for sights to see, things to do, and places to shop at in Ehime. Help us keep the map updated by sending the Ehime AJET Team a message.
Famous Places in Ehime
Here are some of the places that are famous in Ehime Prefecture! From castles, temples and shrines; to natural scenery, Ehime has a lot to offer!
Matsuyama Castle is one of the symbols of Ehime. It is a hill-type castle (similar in design to Himeji Castle) and was built at around 1603 by Kato Yoshiaki, one of the so-called Seven Spears of Shizugatake. It can be reached by foot, chairlift, or ropeway. The ropeway station is just past the northern entrace of Okaido. Matsuyama Castle lies in the center of Matsuyama and can be seen from most places in the city. The cherry blossoms are particularly beautiful here in spring.
Dogo Onsen is currently undergoing restoration that began in 2019. A timeline of completion has not yen been established.
Dogo Onsen is the oldest hot spring in Japan, dating back 3,000 years. Prominent writers like Natsume Soseki and Masaoka Shiki (the father of haiku) called Dogo home. It is located in Matsuyama and can be reached by tram, bus, or the antique “Botchan Ressha“. Set courses can be purchased that include a visit to the onsen, a tour of the building, and the famous Dogo dango. It is connected to both Dogo park and a nice shopping arcade.
Mt Ishizuchi is the tallest mountain in Shikoku at 1,982 meters (6,503 feet) and is located in Kumakogen-Town and near Saijo City. It is a major object of worship of Shugendo, a mixture of Shintoism and Buddhism. It is a popular place to hike in autumn and spring. A ropeway will take you halfway up the mountain. From there it takes roughly 4 hrs roundtrip to reach the summit.
Located in Imabari, the Shimanami Kaido are a series of bridges spanning several islands in the Seto Inland Sea. They stretch from Shikoku to Hiroshima Prefecture on mainland Honshu. A popular activity is to rent bicycles in Imabari and bike the bridges to Onomichi City. A one-way trip will take about 5 to 8 hours. You can stay the night in Onomichi and bike back or take the ferry/bus back to Imabari.
Newly built in 2008, Emifull Masaki is located in Masaki and is the largest shopping mall in Shikoku. It comes complete with many Western-brand shops, a cinema, a game center and a large food court.