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Beautiful sceneries of small islands on the Seto Island Sea and the oldest hot spring, Dogs Onsen

Ehime prefecture is located at the northwest of the island of Shikoku. North part of Ehime faces the Seto Island Sea and offers beautiful scenery with the view of tons of small islands on the sea. 

Matsuyama, the capital of Ehime, is well known for Dogo Onsen, one of the oldest hot springs in Japan. 

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Matsuyama, a capital of Ehime, has long been a home of one of the oldest and most famous hot springs in Japan, Dogo Onsen with 3000 years of history. The place is mentioned in the Nihon Shoki, the second oldest Japanese chronicles from 8th century. Shimanai kaido boasts its beautiful scenery of more than 700 islands on the Seto Island Sea for cyclists from all over the world.

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It is a 70 kilometers cross road from Onomichi in Hiroshima to Imabari in Ehime. Matsuyama Castle is one of the 12 existing castles that were built before 1867 (during or before the Edo period).


No.1 production of citrus fruits, especially orange. 

Taimeshi - Mixed rice with Tai, a sea bream. Tai is a fish eaten on occasion for celebration. 

Maruzushi - sushi using tofu refuse instead of rice. In the past, south part of Ehime couldn't  produce rice so tofu refuse was used as a substitute of rice

Jakoten - Fried paste of blended minced baby fish caught nearby


Imabari towels are popular local products made in Imabari where it produces the most towels in Japan followed by Senshu in Osaka.


Its quality towels are highly acclaimed worldwide. Tobe ware is a type of porcelain made in the Tobe region in Ehime.


The area is known as most production of potteries in the island of Shikoku due to the supplies of quality pottery clay. Tobe ware is famous for indigo colored hand paint on white ceramic.

Ozu Washi is another local product in Ehime known as quality hand made paper. 

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