About the club
Since our foundation, our club has been rather active. We have one outbound and two inbound Journeys annually. As of February 2017, we have stayed at 908 homes in 22 countries and hosted 1091 ambassadors from 18 nations. Last year we celebrated our 30th anniversary.
About the region
Ehime prefecture is located on the island of Shikoku, southwest of Japan, and is famous for pilgrims making a circuit of designated 88 temples. Ehime faces to the scenic Seto Inland Sea dotted with numerous small islands. It is also mountainous region with the Shikoku Mountain Ranges including Mt. Ishizuchi, the highest in the west of Japan. Ehime is one of the major producing districts of mandarin oranges and various fish. The climate is mild almost all through the year, but too hot and humid from mid-June through August. Matsuyama is the capital city with a population of about 515,000
About the Journey
Ambassadors can choose the most convenient international airport from Osaka Kansai, Tokyo Narita, Tokyo Haneda, Nagoya Chubu. Then using another transportation, you can arrive at Matsuyama Airport or Matsuyama JR Station and so on. Either way, you are transported to your hosts’ home by bus or private cars.
You are offered several sightseeing spots such as Matsuyama Castle, Dogo Hot Spring Spa (the oldest in Japan), Ishite-ji Temple (one of the 88 temples pilgrims visit), Tobe pottery, Shimanami Sea Route, Uchiko Old Town, Omogo Gorge and so on. You can experience tea ceremony and Kimono dressing in a traditional tea house, ceramics painting, indigo dyeing, whirlpool watching in a ship. We can organize our program according to your request. Normally our program includes a day trip to Hiroshima (A-bomb Museum) and Miyajima (a World Heritage Site) at some extra cost. For more information visit our website: http://ffehime.jp/
Updated March 2017