Niihama City 新居浜市

Description

Niihama is the one of the larger cities in Ehime, and has a population of about 124,000.

Website - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niihama%2C_Ehime
http://www.city.niihama.ehime.jp/ (Japanese).


Location / Access / Transport

Niihama is located in the eastern part of the prefecture.

  • There are regular trains and buses from Matsuyama to Niihama.

Leisure

  • Movie Theatre

Nightlife

  • Jeandore – Niihama’s live house
  • Dance clubs: White Soul, The Gaslight, Ocean

Tourism / Festivals / Highlights

  • Zen Monastary
  • Taiko festival in October. This is really a must see – it’s one of the top taiko festivals in Japan! It coincides with other festivals in the region – Doi of Shikokuchuo and Saijo.