Ehime

13 of Japan’s Cat Islands for Serious Cat Lovers

If cat cafes are a happy place for all cat lovers, then a cat island will be paradise for them. Having cats surround you while you’re enjoying nature may be a new experience for many people which is making cat islands a popular tourist attraction. Here is a list of all 13 cat islands in…

Matsuyama–jo: a Castle in the Mountains

Matsuyama may seem like an unlikely tourist destination, but even though you need to make a trip all the way to Shikoku, it is very much worth the effort! Matsuyama-jo (jo means castle in Japanese) is just one of the many things Matsuyama has to offer. This castle doesn’t only give you a spectacular look…

Spend Your Holidays on the Amazing Shikoku Island!

Most people visit only the biggest island of Japan, Honshu, but if you have time you should definitely visit the smallest of the four main islands, Shikoku. This article will show you how attractive Shikoku could be and that it is totally worth to plan a trip there! shikokuhenrotrail.com/ The name “Shikoku” means four provinces,…

The oldest and most historical Onsen in Japan!

How many hot springs (Onsen) have you been to? I want to recommend for you the oldest and the most historical hot spring in Ehime Prefecture! Dogo Onsen (道後温泉) Dogo Onsen has over 3000-year history. It is located in Matsuyama City. It was first written in Nihon-shoki, the Japanese second oldest historical book. There is…

Shimanami Kaido: A Scenic ride from Honshu to Shikoku

If you’ve travelled Japan a lot then you’ve probably spent a lot of time near the sea. This slim country with over 2000 islands has a lot of coastline to cover and nearly all of the major cities are on a coast. However, one of the most beautiful and rewarding ways to enjoy this is…