48 days in Ehime Prefecture Itinerary

48 days in Ehime Prefecture Itinerary

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48 days in Ehime Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  40​h
1
Matsuyama
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ozu
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Uwajima
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kumakogen-cho
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Saijo
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  40​h
End: Buenos Aires

12
nights
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Relax by the water at Kashima Kaisuiyokujo and Takahama Coast. Step out of the city life by going to Ehime Tobe Zoo and Gogoshima Island. Venture out of the city with trips to Futami Seaside Park Beach (in Iyo) and Imabari (Hoshinoura Seaside Park & Nibukawa Valley). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Matsuyama Castle, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Dogo Onsengai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsubaki Shrine, and make a trip to Taisanji Temple.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Matsuyama tour itinerary planner .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Matsuyama is an approximately 40-hour flight. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Matsuyama, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in January, expect Matsuyama to be colder, temps between 11°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ozu.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Tobe-cho, Imabari, Iyo
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Tsubaki Shrine ©
Tsubaki Shrine
Isaniwa Shrine ©
Isaniwa Shrine

7
nights
Ozu

Ozu ©
Ōzu is a Japanese city of about 48,000 inhabitants located in Ehime Prefecture.HistoryŌzu Castle is a castle in Ōzu. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Garyu Sanso and Izumidani Terraces. Get a sense of the local culture at Streets in Yokaichi-Gokoku Areas and Mokuro Shiryokan Kamihagatei. Get out of town with these interesting Ozu side-trips: Uchiko-cho (Yuge Shrine, Karari Fresh Park Michi-no-Eki, & more), Shimonada Station (in Iyo) and Seiyo (Mitaki Valley, Meisekiji Temple, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Toyogahashi Eitokuji Temple, take in the views from Yanetsuki Covered Bridge - Roman Yatsuhashi, take a stroll through Ozu Houses Of The Meiji, and stroll through Setokaze no Oka Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ozu trip planner .

Drive from Matsuyama to Ozu in an hour. In January, daytime highs in Ozu are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uwajima.

Things to do in Ozu

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Uchiko-cho, Seiyo, Ikata-cho, Yawatahama First Air-raid Shelter Trace, Shimonada Station
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Ao Island ©
Ao Island
Ozu Castle ©
Ozu Castle
Iyo Ozu Sukunahikona Shrine ©
Iyo Ozu Sukunahikona Shrine

8
nights
Uwajima

Uwajima ©
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. Step out of the city life by going to Nametoko Valley and Lake Nomura Dam. Visit Uwajima Castle and Ryuko-in Temple for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Uwajima: Ainan-cho (Shidenkai Museum, Uwakai Observatory Tower, & more), Nijino Mori Koen Osakanakan (in Matsuno-cho) and Seiyo (Uwa Mingukan, Kaimei School, & more). There's much more to do: get outside with Uwajima City Bull Ring, contemplate the long history of Dairyu-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Warei Shrine, and stop by Michi-no-Eki Tsushima Yasuragi no Sato.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Uwajima online tour planner .

Getting from Ozu to Uwajima by car takes about an hour. In February, daytime highs in Uwajima are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kumakogen-cho.

Things to do in Uwajima

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ainan-cho, Seiyo, Nijino Mori Koen Osakanakan, Cape Sada
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Cape Sada ©
Cape Sada
Uwajima Castle ©
Uwajima Castle
Kanjizaiji Temple ©
Kanjizaiji Temple

8
nights
Kumakogen-cho

Kumakogen-cho ©
Get some historical perspective at Kaiganzan Iwayaji Temple and Daihō-ji Temple. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Namekawakeikoku and Shikoku Karst. Explore Kumakogen-cho's surroundings by going to Toon (Shirai Fall, Kazaana - Kamihayashi Forest Park, & more).

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kumakogen-cho trip planner .

You can drive from Uwajima to Kumakogen-cho in 2 hours. February in Kumakogen-cho sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. You will leave for Saijo on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Kumakogen-cho

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Toon
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Shikoku Karst ©
Shikoku Karst
Mimidodake Rock ©
Mimidodake Rock

9
nights
Saijo

Saijo ©
Saijō is a city in Ehime Prefecture, Japan.DemographicsAs of December 31, 2013, the city has a population of 113,786. Popular historic sites such as Oyamazumi Shrine and The Central Shrine of Ishizuchi Jinja are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mt. Ishizuchi and Michi-no-Eki Tatara Shimanami Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saijo: Bessi Dozan Memorial Museum (in Niihama), Imabari (Thermal Spas, Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge, & more) and Shikokuchuo (Senryuji Temple & Sankaku Shrine). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Kamegamori Forest, take an in-depth tour of Railway History Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Isono Shrine, and fly down the slopes at Ishizuchi Ski & Snowboard Resort.

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You can drive from Kumakogen-cho to Saijo in 2 hours. February in Saijo sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saijo

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Imabari, Niihama, Shikokuchuo
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Mt. Ishizuchi ©
Mt. Ishizuchi
Oyamazumi Shrine ©
Oyamazumi Shrine
Yokomineji ©
Yokomineji