Niihama City 新居浜市


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

Website - (Japanese).

Location / Access / Transport

Niihama is located in the eastern part of the prefecture.

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


  • Movie Theatre


  • 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.