Ehime Prefecture | Travel Information

Ehime Prefecture is found in the Shikoku region of Japan, in the coastal area that lines the Seto Inland Sea of Japan. With a population of only 1.3 million people, Ehime is a very spread out prefecture, and small clusters of cities can be found primarily along the coastlines. Matsuyama City is the largest city in the prefecture, with a population of just over half a million. One of the local specialties in Ehime are Mandarin Oranges, and a special breed of Orange called Iyokan. These can be found primarily in rural areas of the prefecture.

Map outlining where Ehime Prefecture is located

Ehime Prefecture is home to the oldest hot spring hotel (Onsen) in Japan – Dogo Onsen -, which had some renovations to modernise the facilities and to restore other parts in 2019.

Things to do in Ehime Prefecture

Matsuyama Castle

Tours & Experiences in Ehime Prefecture

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