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Ehime is home to Dogo Onsen, one of Japan's oldest hot springs with a history going back almost 1,000 years. In the loosely auto-biographical novel Botchan, famous late 1800s author Matsume Soseki has the main character frequent the springs as a favorite retreat. The prefectural capital Matsuyama is best known for its castle. Of course Ehime's many temples are on Kobo Daishi's 88 temple pilgrimage, a route that goes across all four prefectures of Shikoku. The mild weather and the Seto Inland Sea make for delicious food in Ehime. Try the local seafood, sake and mikan (Mandarin oranges) and be sure to taste the "goshiki somen" (five-colored thin noodles).

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Dogo Onsen Hot Spring

Located close to Dogo Onsen Station, this historic hot spring spa is one of the oldest in Japan, its history stretching back over 1,000 years.Read more

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Matsuyama Castle

Built in 1603 on Mount Katsuyama, this flatland-mountain castle is listed as National Cultural Property. It is accessible from the city central via...Read more

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Aoshima Island (Cat Island)

Aoshima is a small island off the coast between Shikoku and Honshu, just off the coast of Ehime famous for it's feline population.Read more

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Dogo Onsen Station

Dogo-Onsen is the oldest hot spring resort in Japan.Read more

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Dogo High Collar Street

Dogo High Collar Dori is a shopping street in Dogo Onsen with many souvenir shops.Read more

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Uwajima Castle

This castle, built in 941, was the Uwajima Clan's center of power during the Edo Period (1603-1868).Read more

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Mount Kiro Observatory Park

Open all year round, this observation point allows for a 360-degree vista of the Seto Inland Sea and is famous for the spectacular sunset views it ...Read more

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