What to do and see in Shikokuchuo, Japan: The Best Places and Tips

January 31, 2018 Leonardo Torrence

Shikokuchūō is a city located in Ehime Prefecture, Japan. Shikokuchūō is the leading producer of paper and paper products in Japan. It is also a port city and one of Ehime’s major centers of industry.
Restaurants in Shikokuchuo

1. Kiri no Mori

4491-1 Shingucho Matate, Shikokuchuo 799-0301, Ehime Prefecture +81 896-72-3111
Excellent
30%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 30 reviews

Kiri no Mori

Reviewed By Jessjhs - Sydney, Australia

Access into this beautiful places surrounded by lush greens and rushing rivers isn't easy without a car. Even so the roads in become very narrow and windy. However, if you're a lover of Japanese green tea and all sorts of lovely delectable foods then this is a must visit. There are a few eateries with a proper restaurant facing a the stunning maple trees especially in Autumn, where you can try green tea noodles and their special firm tofu.
There is also a Japanese style tea house where you can sit down and enjoy the sweets leisurely or opt for the cafe which has green tea soft serve. Don't miss the shop where you can try their quality Kirinomori green tea produced locally (you can even see the tea fields as you drive in) before making a purchase. We also tried the green tea purin but preferred the houji tea flavour instead. However, the highlight of the sweets is definitely the green tea daifuku which has a soft chewy layer of mochi coated in green tea and in its centre is a smooth red bean paste mixed with creamy goodness. It's definitely worth the drive in particularly if you enjoy scenic routes and a bit of adventure driving on mountain roads though you can always pay the toll and enter via the expressway.

2. Sankaku Shrine

75 Sankakuji Kanadacho, Shikokuchuo 799-0124, Ehime Prefecture +81 896-56-3065
Excellent
15%
Good
65%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
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0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 20 reviews

Sankaku Shrine

Reviewed By お遍路さん京都市 - 京都市

毎年、遍路をしているので今年もここへ参拝しましたが、アクセスが極めて不便で大型バスでは境内駐車場までは乗り入れ出来ません。非効率にも途中でかなり割高のマイクロバスに乗り換えて行く必要があります。堂宇は然程、規模も大きくなく、行基開山の古寺にしては縁起とは異なり、小さなものでした。本堂の欄間に鏝でレリーフのように作成されている塗り物がユニーク、と云う程度のものでした。

3. Umatate Parking Area Up Line

2 Henchitoko Shingu-choumatate, Shikokuchuo 799-0301, Ehime Prefecture +81 896-72-2468
Excellent
7%
Good
78%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 13 reviews

Umatate Parking Area Up Line

Reviewed By papertowel27 - Duluth, Minnesota

We stopped here for the usual reasons. I was particularly taken by the mosaic in the bathroom. The shop/food area is a bit smaller than that found at other rest stops.

4. Kawanoejyo Castle

Kawanoe-cho, Shikokuchuo 799-0101, Ehime Prefecture
Excellent
8%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
41%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 24 reviews

Kawanoejyo Castle

Reviewed By Gianpaolo B - Cremona, Italy

Another castle of the medio-eve era or samurai time. Very small but nice to sea. Easy to get from the Kawanoe station also by walk.

5. Senryuji Temple

1200 Shingucho Umatate, Shikokuchuo 799-0301, Ehime Prefecture +81 896-72-2033
Excellent
63%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
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0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Senryuji Temple

Reviewed By お遍路さん京都市 - 京都市

ここは法道仙人と云う、日本人ではない大陸から飛来したと伝承されている渡来人が開創した寺院で、ご本尊には空海、弘法大師を据える真言宗大覚寺派の寺院です。と、云うことは開創後、1200年以上は経過していると云うことになります。アクセスにはそれなりに苦労する寺院ですが、境内に辿り着くと一種、達成感が得られる寺院でもあります。見事な造りの本堂、古の昔にここへどのようにして、こんなに大きな、立派な堂宇を建てることが出来たのか?改めて先人の偉大さに驚くばかりです。

6. Paper Museum

4069-1 Kawanoecho, Shikokuchuo 799-0101, Ehime Prefecture +81 896-28-6257
Excellent
18%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
36%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 11 reviews

Paper Museum

Reviewed By MoseCeltic - Los Angeles, California

This small, thoughtfully arranged museum is located in one of the most important papermaking regions of the country. Here you can get a real understanding of the papermaking process, from the varieties of fibers used, to their harvest, processing and sheet forming. There is a shop where hand made paper (washi) and paper products can be purchased as well as a second floor gallery displaying artwork using washi as the primary support.

7. Suiha Kogen

Otsu 306-1 Kinshacho Hiranoyama, Shikokuchuo 799-0642, Ehime Prefecture +81 896-26-6187
Excellent
14%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 7 reviews

Suiha Kogen

Reviewed By トレインバス - 兵庫県

訪れた春には黄金色の菜の花が可憐に咲き乱れていました。
大駐車場があり無料で観賞できます。
翠波峰山頂まで車で行けて、ピークからは360度の眺望が得られ、瀬戸内海や四国山地の両方を望むことができます。

8. Tsubakaido ( Jofukuji Temple)

1894 Kawatakicho Shimoyama, Shikokuchuo 799-0127, Ehime Prefecture +81 896-56-4523
Excellent
0%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
42%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 7 reviews

Tsubakaido ( Jofukuji Temple)

Reviewed By お遍路さん京都市 - 京都市

小さな、狭い寺院ですが、ここは四国別格20霊場の第14番札所。正式名の常福寺と云うよりも「椿堂」としての方が有名です。ここは難所が多い別格寺院の中では比較的アクセスも容易な札所でした。但し、個人的な好みで云うと神社でもそうなんですが、私は朱色や赤を使用したような堂宇や鳥居は大嫌いです。風格も無ければ、重厚さも感じられない。

9. Enmeiji Temple

895 Doicho, Doi, Shikokuchuo 799-0711, Ehime Prefecture +81 896-74-2339
Excellent
0%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
58%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 7 reviews

Enmeiji Temple

Reviewed By お遍路さん京都市 - 京都市

ここは千本通発祥の地です。千枚通しについてはネットでも公開されているので略しますが、行基が開いた古寺で延命地蔵尊をご本尊に戴く真言宗御室派寺院です。四国にたった20か所しかない別格霊場がここ四国中央市には3つもあります。高速のインターチェンジからも比較的近いのでアクセスはし易い寺院です。ここの寺宝は千枚通しです。

10. Mukaiyama Park

Otsu-127-1 Kamibuncho, Shikokuchuo 799-0121, Ehime Prefecture
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
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0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 2 reviews

Mukaiyama Park

Reviewed By riemama - 四国中央市

向山公園は桜の時期が最高です。
桜まつりの時以外なら車で中腹まで行けます。
桜の時期終わってもツツジが綺麗です。
普段でも公園内の手入れもそこそこされています。まったり、のんびりできる所です。

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