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Ehime Prefecture

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Ehime Prefecture is a prefecture in northwestern Shikoku, Japan. The capital is Matsuyama.HistoryUntil the Meiji Restoration, Ehime Prefecture was known as Iyo Province. Since before the Heian period, the area was dominated by fishermen and sailors who played an important role in defending Japan against pirates and Mongolian invasions.After the Battle of Sekigahara, the Tokugawa shogun gave the area to his allies, including Kato Yoshiaki who built Matsuyama Castle, forming the basis for the modern city of Matsuyama.The name Ehime comes from the kuniumi part of the Kojiki where Iyo Province is mythologically named Ehime "lovely princess."In 2012, a research group from the University of Tokyo and Ehime University said they had discovered rare earth deposits in Matsuyama.GeographyLocated in the northwestern part of Shikoku, Ehime faces the Seto Inland Sea to the north and is bordered by Kagawa and Tokushima in the east and Kōchi in the south.
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Places to visit in Ehime Prefecture

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Neighborhood
Dogo Onsengai Matsuyama
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Castle
Matsuyama Castle Matsuyama
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Religious Site
Ishiteji Matsuyama
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Thermal Spa
Thermal Spas Matsuyama
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Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Ehime Prefecture

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Religious Site
Oyamazumi Shrine Imabari
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Castle
Imabari Castle Imabari
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Religious Site
Isaniwa Shrine Matsuyama
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Castle
Ozu Castle Ozu
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Duration: 1 hour

Museums in Ehime Prefecture

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Specialty Museum
Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum Matsuyama
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Specialty Museum
Towel Museum Imabari
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Duration: 1h 30 min
History Museum
Murakami Suigun Museum Imabari
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History Museum
Mokuro Shiryokan Kamihagatei Uchiko-cho
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Hidden gems in Ehime Prefecture

Religious Site
The Central Shrine of Ishizuchi Jinja Saijo
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Duration: 1 hour
Religious Site
Nishiyama Koryuji Temple Saijo
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Landmark
Sotodomari Ainan-cho
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Landmark
Shinrokaku Matsuyama
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Nature in Ehime Prefecture

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Water Body
Shirai Fall Toon
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Water Body
Sada Misaki Ikata-cho
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Mountain
Kamegamori Forest Saijo
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Valley
Shikoku Karst Onogahara Seiyo
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Shopping in Ehime Prefecture

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Karari Fresh Park Michi-no-Eki Uchiko-cho
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Shopping Mall
Emifull Masaki Masaki-cho
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Michi-no-Eki Tsushima Yasuragi no Sato Uwajima
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Matsuyama Gintengai Matsuyama
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Duration: 1 hour