An annual spring event, the Hojo Kashima Festival is held on the 3rd and 4th of May, 2015, at Hojo in Matsuyama City. The highlight of the festival is the “Kaineri Odori,” whi...
The population of Ehime is 1,404,260. The Local government is located in Matsuyama City.
Matsuyama City is famous for the Dogo Hot Spring which was the model of the pupular Ghibli animation
movie "Spirited Away", and so many tourists visit there every year.
In the hot spring district, there are many footbathes that you can soak in for free.
In the town, "Bocchan Train" runs and the tranquil street is characteristic.
Ehime is very famous for its mikan (tangerines), and there is even a rumour that Pon Juice runs from the taps. It faces to the Inland sea of Japan, or the "Setonaikai" so the seafood is all fresh and awesome. We highly recommend you eat some "Jyakoten", which is fried and dried young sardines and is the local speciality of the Uwa Island in the Nanyo area.
In addition, we recommend you buy an Imabari towel which has history from 1894 in the Toyo area. It absorbs an unbelievable amount of liquid and it is Ehime's main product. It is also famous for pilgrimage where people visit the Shikoku 88 points in clockwise order.