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[EHIME] Travel to Imabari: Create a New You Through Novel Experiences, Foods, and Culture

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It is no exaggeration to say that the Shimanami Kaido road is a mecca for cyclists. Imabari City is the home of this famous cycling route, which serves as a bridge connecting the city itself to the insular area, giving tourists a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy unique experiences, food, and culture. These experiences include “cycling” as well as a “tidal current experience” that gives visitors the chance to check out the base of the Murakami pirates as they experience one of the three fastest currents in Japan. Meanwhile, local foods include Imabari “yakitori (grilled chicken skewers),” which are dynamically cooked on a teppan hot plate right in front of you, as well as “sea bream on rice,” which uses fish that grow up strong and healthy in the nearby rapids and are a delight for the tastebuds. Finally, visitors can experience the culture of the area, which captures the essence of Japan and goes back over a thousand years, including Oyamazumi Shrine—a locus of faith for samurai in ancient times—as well as Shakyo (making a handwritten copy of sutra) opportunities and Syukubo (temple lodging) accommodations at Senyuji Temple, one of the 88 temples of Shikoku. We hope that you will take advantage of the opportunity to visit Imabari to enjoy genuinely new experiences.

Imabari City Official Website Shimanami Japan Official Website