58 days in Ehime Prefecture Itinerary

58 days in Ehime Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ehime Prefecture itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Hiroshima Airport, Drive to Imabari
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Imabari
— 12 nights
Drive
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Iyo
— 10 nights
Drive
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Ozu
— 12 nights
Drive
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Uwajima
— 13 nights
Drive
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Shikokuchuo
— 9 nights
Drive to Takamatsu Airport, Fly to Honolulu

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Imabari

— 12 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mt. Ishizuchi and Sasagamine. We've included these beaches for you: Hakata Beach and Sakurai Coast. Change things up with these side-trips from Imabari: Kamijima-cho (Yuge Ohashi Bridge Memorial Park & Yuge Shrine), Tatara Bridge (in Onomichi) and Saijo (Kamegamori Road, Dai 62 Banfudasho Tenyozan Kanonin Hoju Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Imabari Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Anaba Shrine, explore the landscape on two wheels at Michi-no-Eki Tatara Shimanami Park, and head off the coast to Oshima Island.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Imabari trip planner.

Honolulu, USA to Imabari is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 19 hours traveling from Honolulu to Imabari. In May, Imabari is little chillier than Honolulu - with highs of 71°F and lows of 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Iyo.

Things to do in Imabari

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Iyo

— 10 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. Get a sense of the local culture at Matsuyama Castle and Isaniwa Shrine. Get in touch with nature at Shikoku Karst and Namekawakeikoku. Change things up with these side-trips from Iyo: Kumakogen-cho (Mimidodake Rock & Ogawa Ridge), Matsuyama (Akiyama Yoshifuru Tomb, Shiki Masaoka Statue, &more) and Toon (Shirai Fall & Kamihayashi Mizunomoto Somen-nagashi). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Emifull Masaki, kick back and relax at Futami Seaside Park Beach, take an in-depth tour of Baseball History Museum No Ball Museum, and don't miss a visit to Okaido Shopping Street.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Iyo visit planner.

You can drive from Imabari to Iyo in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Iyo can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ozu.

Things to do in Iyo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Ozu

— 12 nights
Ōzu is a Japanese city of about 48,000 inhabitants located in Ehime Prefecture.HistoryŌzu Castle is a castle in Ōzu. Garyu Sanso and Ozu Castle will appeal to history buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Omori Japanese Candle Shop and Osu Roadside Station Asamoya. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ozu: Ikata-cho (Cape Sada Melody Line, Sada Misaki, &more), Uchiko-cho (Michi-no-Eki Odanosato Seseragi, Aino no Hana, &more) and Yawatahama (Uchinoura Kokaido, Kotohira Park, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Toyogahashi Eitokuji Temple, examine the collection at Kaze no Museum & Utamaro-kan, take in the views from Nagahama Ohashi Bridge, and take in the dramatic scenery at Sambaitani Falls.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ozu itinerary planner.

Getting from Iyo to Ozu by car takes about an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Ozu can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. You will leave for Uwajima on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Ozu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Uwajima

— 13 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 Uwajima Castle and Ryuko-in Temple. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Michi-no-Eki Tsushima Yasuragi no Sato and Michi-no-Eki Mima. Explore Uwajima's surroundings by going to Seiyo (Shikoku Karst Onogahara & Meisekiji Temple), Kihoku-cho (Michi-no-Eki Hiyoshi Yumesanchi & Michi-no-Eki Hiromimori no Sankaku Boshi) and Nijino Mori Koen Osakanakan (in Matsuno-cho). Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Nametoko Valley, see the interesting displays at Sei Bunkazai Dekoboko Shindo, take some stellar pictures from Uwajima, and get engrossed in the history at Uwajima City Historical Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Uwajima day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Ozu to Uwajima takes an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Shikokuchuo.

Things to do in Uwajima

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Shikokuchuo

— 9 nights
Sankaku Shrine and Tsubakaido ( Jofukuji Temple) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Kiyotaki Fall and Suiha Kogen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shikokuchuo: Niihama (Besshi Copper Mine Memorial Museum, Bessi Dozan Memorial Museum, &more).

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Shikokuchuo day trip planning site.

You can drive from Uwajima to Shikokuchuo in 2.5 hours. In July in Shikokuchuo, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 74°F at night. On the 17th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Shikokuchuo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

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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