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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Exploring Uchiko Japan – A Charming Village in the Japanese Countryside

Walking through the Japanese village of Uchiko, you feel like you are slipping back in time to the Meiji period. The preserved streets of Yokaichi Old Town is is a must see.

Are you interested in experiencing a different side of Japan that is often overlooked by tourists? Would you like to venture off the typical tourist path and discover places that locals love to visit? If you answer yes, then we have just the thing for you – a guide to Uchiko Japan, a delightful Japanese […]

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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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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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