Imabari is on the northern tip of Ehime and the start of the Shimanami Kaido bridges to mainland Honshu. In addtion to being one of Ehime’s largest cities, it contains a host of beautiful islands in the Seto Inland Sea.

Kamijima Town is a cluster of islands at the northernmost tip of Ehime, although they are actually closer to Hiroshima prefecture. They’re near the islands on the Shinanami Kaido Expressway, but aren’t connected to the mainland.

Saijo is famous for its crystal clear spring water. There are several great festivals held here throughout the year, the most famous being the autumn festival. This is also the waypoint for those wanting to hike Mt. Ishizuchi.