8 Top Things to Do and See in Ehime, Japan

Discover the top things to do and see in Ehime Prefecture in Shikoku Island. This stunning region is beautiful and underrated area waiting to be explored.

Ehime Prefecture is situated in Shikoku Island on the southern end of Japan. The prefecture, located between sea and mountains is famous for its sweet tangerines (called mikans), pilgrimage of the 88 temples, spa towns and is home to some of the country’s original castles. With so many things to do and see in Ehime, […]

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Kokemushiro Moss Garden Cafe, a Hidden Gem in Ehime

Looking for secret treasures? Kokemushiro Moss Garden Cafe, a hidden gem in the heart of Ehime Prefecture.

Kokemushiro Moss Garden Cafe: I can’t remember how my friend came to learn of this moss garden cafe’s existence, but I was delighted she did. Hidden in a cedar forest in Seiyo City, the heart of the Japanese countryside, Kokemushiro Cafe is a secret haven for nature lovers. After visiting Sankeien Garden, I was happy […]

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Exploring Shikoku Island: Beyond Japan’s Golden Route

View of hilltop Ochiai Village, Shikoku from observation deck

Shikoku Island is Japan’s best-kept secret. Packed with all the things that people seek out for when planning a trip to Japan: breathtaking scenery, culture, tradition, authenticity and hospitable people. If you want to experience something different, where nature and traditions still live on, I would urge you to go to Shikoku. Let’s explore the […]

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Exploring Ozu, Japan’s Hidden Gem

Street in Ozu - Take a trip down to Ozu City to discover another side of Japan. This small town located in Ehime Prefecture on Shikoku Island is a gem worth visiting.

You probably haven’t heard of Ozu City because of its remote location. But this rural town located in the heart of Shikoku is a perfect place to discover another side of Japan. My last trip to the “land of the rising sun”made me discover places I knew nothing about. Ehime Prefecture was a big surprise […]

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Hidden Japan: The Best Things to Do in Matsuyama

Drawing of Dogon Onsen Honkan

Matsuyama is located in Shikoku Island, Japan’s fourth island. It is an underrated city, ready to be explored. Matsuyama (Ehime Prefecture) wasn’t initially in my itinerary however a friend of mine who had recently moved there invited me. I left my trip planning to my friend and instructed her to show me her city. I […]

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