32 days in Ehime Prefecture Itinerary

32 days in Ehime Prefecture Itinerary

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Fly to Hiroshima Airport, Drive to Imabari
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Imabari
— 8 nights
Drive
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Iyo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ozu
— 6 nights
Drive
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Uwajima
— 7 nights
Drive
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Shikokuchuo
— 4 nights
Drive to Takamatsu Airport, Fly to Honolulu

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Imabari

— 8 nights
The city of Imabari encompasses several islands in Japan's inland sea, and due to this strategic location it changed hands regularly during the feudal era.
Do your shopping at Kurushima strait Service Area and Aeon Mall Imabari Shintoshi. Escape the urban bustle at Mt. Ishizuchi and Michi-no-Eki Tatara Shimanami Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Imabari: Saijo (The Central Shrine of Ishizuchi Jinja, Ishizuchi Ski & Snowboard Resort, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Imabari Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oyamazumi Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Kawara Museum, and explore the activities along Sakurai Coast.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Imabari tour planning site.

Honolulu, USA to Imabari is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Imabari is 19 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in May; daily highs in Imabari reach 71°F and lows reach 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Iyo.

Things to do in Imabari

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Iyo

— 5 nights
Iyo is a city located in Ehime Prefecture, Japan.On August 1, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 37,982 and a population density of 195.93 persons per km². Visit Futami Seaside Park Beach and Takahama Coast for some beach relaxation. Popular historic sites such as Matsuyama Castle and Dogo Park (Ruins of Yuzuki Castle) are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Iyo: Shikoku Karst (in Kumakogen-cho) and Matsuyama (Ishiteji, Hojo Kashima, &more). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Emifull Masaki, take in the pleasant sights at Lover's Sanctuary, stop by Ichiroku Hompo, Katsuyama Honten, and see the interesting displays at Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Iyo trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Imabari to Iyo in 1.5 hours. In May in Iyo, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ozu.

Things to do in Iyo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Ozu

— 6 nights
Ōzu is a Japanese city of about 48,000 inhabitants located in Ehime Prefecture.HistoryŌzu Castle is a castle in Ōzu. Head to Omori Japanese Candle Shop and Osu Roadside Station Asamoyafor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Garyu Sanso and Ozu Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Ozu side-trips: Yuge Shrine (in Uchiko-cho), Yawatahama (Suwazaki Nature Resting Grove & Mokkin Road) and Sada Misaki (in Ikata-cho). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Iyo Ozu Sukunahikona Shrine, steep yourself in history at Streets in Yokaichi-Gokoku Areas, examine the collection at Machiya Resource Center, and take an in-depth tour of Kaze no Museum & Utamaro-kan.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ozu road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Iyo to Ozu takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Uwajima.

Things to do in Ozu

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Uwajima

— 7 nights
Uwajima is a city located in Ehime Prefecture, Japan.As of October 1, 2010, the city has an estimated population of 86,631 and a population density of 184.53 persons per km². Uwajima Castle and Uwa Rise Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Nametoko Valley and Mitsuhatada-jima Island will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Uwajima side-trips: Ainan-cho (Sotodomari, Nishiumi Kashima, &more), Meisekiji Temple (in Seiyo) and Kihoku-cho (Michi-no-Eki Hiyoshi Yumesanchi & Michi-no-Eki Hiromimori no Sankaku Boshi). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Uwajima City Historical Museum, see the interesting displays at Sei Bunkazai Dekoboko Shindo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Warei Shrine, and don't miss a visit to Butsumokuji Temple.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Uwajima trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Ozu to Uwajima takes an hour. In June in Uwajima, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 67°F at night. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Shikokuchuo.

Things to do in Uwajima

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Shikokuchuo

— 4 nights
Museum-lovers will appreciate Paper Museum and Tonaru Historical Museum. Sankaku Shrine and Zuioji Temple will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shikokuchuo: Niihama (Minetopia Besshi, Besshi Copper Mine Memorial Museum, &more).

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Shikokuchuo journey planning app.

You can drive from Uwajima to Shikokuchuo in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shikokuchuo

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Ehime Prefecture travel guide

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Castles · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
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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