Updated: November 14, 2016
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5 Things To Do In Ehime, Japan
Ehime is located in Shikoku, the smallest of 4 main islands in Japan but it sure packs a punch with its awe-inspiring attractions and hearty cuisine! Here are 5 things you must do in Ehime.
1) Take a dip at Dogo Onsen
When a historic onsen is said to have inspired the setting for Hayao Miyazaki's "Spirited Away", you know that it is a characterful place full of intricate details. Visit Dogo Onsen 道後温泉 to find out yourself!
2) Visit Matsuyama Castle
To learn about life in a feudal castle, Matsuyama Castle is not to be missed. It has the additional advantage of being located on a mountain which enables travellers to take in an astounding bird's eye view of Matsuyama City and the Seto Island Sea.
3) Board a Botchan Steam Train
To spice up your trip to Dogo Onsen, board the dignified Botchan Train 坊ちゃん列車 that is a faithful representation of the train depicted in Soseki Natsume's novel. Even if you are unfamiliar with his novel, you will be amazed by how this train putters around the city, much like a steam locomotive!
4) Savor mikan sakana (Japanese citrus fish)
Ehime is famous for its citrus fruits and fish-rearing, so what could be better to indulge in its essence than tuck into its unique specialty combination, mikan sakana: fish enriched with a refreshing dose of citrus!
5) Sample free mikan juice
To show hospitality to travellers, Matsuyama Airport provides delicious orange juice from its mikan juice dispensing tap once a month. So time your visit to coincide with this special event!
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