53 days in Ehime Prefecture Itinerary

53 days in Ehime Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ehime Prefecture tour itinerary planner

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Fly to Takamatsu Airport, Drive to Shikokuchuo
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Shikokuchuo
— 6 nights
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Saijo
— 9 nights
Drive
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Kumakogen-cho
— 8 nights
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Uwajima
— 8 nights
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Ozu
— 8 nights
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Matsuyama
— 10 nights
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Shikokuchuo

— 6 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Sankaku Shrine and Enmeiji Temple. Get some historical perspective at Mishima Shrine and Tsubakaido ( Jofukuji Temple).

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Shikokuchuo day trip website.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Shikokuchuo is an approximately 41-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Shikokuchuo is 12 hours. Traveling from Buenos Aires in January, expect Shikokuchuo to be cooler, temps between 8°C and 1°C. You'll set off for Saijo on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Shikokuchuo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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 some historical perspective at The Central Shrine of Ishizuchi Jinja and Isono Shrine. Take a break from the city and head to Kamegamori Forest and Kamogawa River. Venture out of the city with trips to Imabari (Mt. Hiraki Viewing Platform, Hakata Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yokomineji, take an in-depth tour of Railway History Park, get outside with Kamegamori Road, and don't miss a visit to Maegamiji Temple.

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Getting from Shikokuchuo to Saijo by car takes about an hour. In January in Saijo, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kumakogen-cho.

Things to do in Saijo

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Kumakogen-cho

— 8 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kaiganzan Iwayaji Temple and Namekawakeikoku. Visit Daihō-ji Temple and Kamikuroiwa Iwakage Iseki for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Kumakogen-cho side-trips: Toon (Shirai Fall, Kamihayashi Mizunomoto Somen-nagashi, &more).

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kumakogen-cho online trip builder.

You can drive from Saijo to Kumakogen-cho in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 6th (Wed), you're off to Uwajima.

Things to do in Kumakogen-cho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

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. Get some historical perspective at Warei Shrine and Kanjizaiji Temple. Explore hidden gems such as Nametoko Valley and Uwajima. Get out of town with these interesting Uwajima side-trips: Nijino Mori Koen Osakanakan (in Matsuno-cho) and Ainan-cho (Shidenkai Exhibition Hall, Uwakai Observatory Tower, &more). There's lots more to do: stop by Yusumizugaura Terrace Field, take in breathtaking views at Yakushidani Canyon, admire the natural beauty at Tenshaen Garden, and head outdoors with Uwajima City Bull Ring.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Uwajima trip planner.

You can drive from Kumakogen-cho to Uwajima in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ozu.

Things to do in Uwajima

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Ozu

— 8 nights
Ōzu is a Japanese city of about 48,000 inhabitants located in Ehime Prefecture.HistoryŌzu Castle is a castle in Ōzu. Popular historic sites such as Iyo Ozu Sukunahikona Shrine and Yuge Shrine are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Streets in Yokaichi-Gokoku Areas and Shikoku Karst Onogahara. Get out of town with these interesting Ozu side-trips: Seiyo (Meisekiji Temple & Suzaki Kannon), Izumidani Terraces (in Uchiko-cho) and Ikata-cho (Setokaze no Oka Park & Cape Sada Melody Line). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Garyu Sanso, steep yourself in history at The Ruins of Residence of Toju Nakae - Shitoku Do, take in the spiritual surroundings of Toyogahashi Eitokuji Temple, and wander the streets of Ozu Houses Of The Meiji.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ozu tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Uwajima to Ozu in an hour. February in Ozu sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Ozu

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Matsuyama

— 10 nights
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Step off the beaten path and head to Taisanji Temple and Botchan Hiroba. Visiting Gogoshima Island and Lake Tamagawa will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Matsuyama: Futami Seaside Park Beach (in Iyo) and Nibukawa Valley (in Imabari). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsubaki Shrine, make a trip to Shinrokaku, and see the interesting displays at Itami Juzo Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Matsuyama online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ozu to Matsuyama takes an hour. In February, daily temperatures in Matsuyama can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · 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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