48 days in Ehime Prefecture Itinerary

48 days in Ehime Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ehime Prefecture trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Matsuyama
— 12 nights
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Ozu
— 7 nights
Drive
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Uwajima
— 8 nights
Drive
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Kumakogen-cho
— 8 nights
Drive
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Saijo
— 9 nights
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Matsuyama

— 12 nights
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Taisanji Temple and Joruriji Temple. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Takahama Coast and Futami Seaside Park Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Matsuyama: Imabari (Hoshinoura Seaside Park & Nibukawa Valley). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle, examine the collection at Itami Juzo Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Matsuyama Station, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dogo Onsen Main Building.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Matsuyama journey maker site.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Matsuyama is an approximately 34-hour flight. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 12 hour difference. In January, Matsuyama is cooler than Buenos Aires - with highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ozu.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Ozu

— 7 nights
Ōzu is a Japanese city of about 48,000 inhabitants located in Ehime Prefecture.HistoryŌzu Castle is a castle in Ōzu. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Streets in Yokaichi-Gokoku Areas and Shikoku Karst Onogahara. Get in touch with nature at Cape Sada Melody Line and Sambaitani Falls. Explore Ozu's surroundings by going to Shimonada Station (in Iyo), Uchiko-cho (Izumidani Terraces & Yuge Shrine) and Seiyo (Mitaki Valley & Meisekiji Temple). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Garyu Sanso, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shussekiji Temple, stop by Ozu Houses Of The Meiji, and explore the galleries of Mokuro Shiryokan Kamihagatei.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ozu trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Matsuyama to Ozu takes 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 drive to Uwajima.

Things to do in Ozu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Uwajima

— 8 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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Warei Shrine and Ryuko-in Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dairyu-ji Temple and Shidenkai Museum. Explore Uwajima's surroundings by going to Ainan-cho (Uwakai Observatory Tower, Shidenkai Exhibition Hall, &more), Nijino Mori Koen Osakanakan (in Matsuno-cho) and Seiyo (Lake Nomura Dam & Museum of Ehime History and Culture). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Sada Misaki, get outside with Uwajima City Bull Ring, look for gifts at Michi-no-Eki Tsushima Yasuragi no Sato, and take in breathtaking views at Yakushidani Canyon.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Uwajima online day trip planner.

You can drive from Ozu to Uwajima in an hour. February in Uwajima sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kumakogen-cho.

Things to do in Uwajima

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kumakogen-cho

— 8 nights
Get some cultural insight at Kaiganzan Iwayaji Temple and Kamikuroiwa Iwakage Iseki. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Omogo Valley and Daihō-ji Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kumakogen-cho: Toon (Namekawakeikoku, Shirai Fall, &more).

For ratings and tourist information, go to the Kumakogen-cho driving holiday 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. On the 18th (Mon), you'll travel to Saijo.

Things to do in Kumakogen-cho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Saijo

— 9 nights
Saijō is a city in Ehime Prefecture, Japan.DemographicsAs of December 31, 2013, the city has a population of 113,786. Get outdoors at Kamegamori Forest and Michi-no-Eki Tatara Shimanami Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Central Shrine of Ishizuchi Jinja and Isono Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saijo: Imabari (Thermal Spas, Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge, &more) and Shikokuchuo (Senryuji Temple & Sankaku Shrine). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Yokomineji, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Ishizuchi, cruise along Kamegamori Road, and make a trip to Maegamiji Temple.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Saijo trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kumakogen-cho to Saijo in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saijo

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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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