Uwajima, City in Japan
General Information about Uwajima
Uwajima (Uwajima) is a middle town within Ehime prefecture in the Shikoku region. Sister cities of Uwajima are Honolulu in the USA, Sendai in Japan and Chikuma in Japan.
There is a fishing, commercial and passenger port in the city. You can easily reach the suburbs of Uwajima by local rail services in 9 stations.
Famous persons connected with Uwajima are Iken Kojima (1837 - 1908), Kumahachi Aburaya (1863 - 1935) and Nobushige Hozumi (1855 - 1926).
Travel tips for Uwajima
Top Uwajima destinations for your sightseeing are the Stage fields of Yusumizugaura (éŠåæ°´è·æµ¦ã®æ®µç•‘) throughout the year, the Uwajima castle (å®‡å’Œå³¶åŸŽ) throughout the year and the Dekoboko hall of Taga shrine (å¤šè³€ç¥žç¤¾ å‡¸å‡¹ç¥žå ‚) throughout the year.
The Uwajima castle stands imposingly in the city, was built in the year 1671 and impresses ist visitors with 100.000 stones.
The Oni-ga-jo mountain system (é¬¼ãŒåŸŽå±±ç³»), another great attraction where you can experience Mountain climbing (ç™»å±±). Another experience is the Yakushi valley canyon (è–¬å¸«è°·æ¸“è°·). Of interest here is the Somen noodles pouring in Summer (å¤å£ãã†ã‚ã‚“æµã—).
Culture and History
The oldest building in the city was constructed in the year 1400 and is named Kannon hall of Shobo temple (æ£æ³•å¯º è¦³éŸ³å ‚).
Do you want to see fireworks in Uwajima? The Warei grand festival - Uwajima cow-demon festival (å’ŒéœŠå¤§ç¥ãƒ»ã†ã‚ã˜ã¾ç‰›é¬¼ã¾ã¤ã‚Š) with 5.800 rockets is popular. You can best watch from the Uwajima bay. Another fireworks is the Warei grand festival - Uwajima cow-demon festival (å’ŒéœŠå¤§ç¥ãƒ»ã†ã‚ã˜ã¾ç‰›é¬¼ã¾ã¤ã‚Š) with 1.500 rockets. Have a good view from the Sports field in Maruyama park.
If you want to take a hot bath in Uwajima, the spa Yasuragi-no-Sato (ã‚„ã™ã‚‰ãŽã®é‡Œ) brings you relaxation and is also good for Burns. The address: Tsushima-cho Takata ko 830-1 (æ´¥å³¶ç”ºé«˜ç”°ç”²830-1). Another hot spring here is Haraigawa hot spring (ç¥“å·æ¸©æ³‰), which helps amongst other things in Stress relief. Go to Tsushima-cho Makigawa 203-1 (æ´¥å³¶ç”ºæ§™å·203-1) for this.
You want to eat well and enjoy a drink in Uwajima? The Sea bream rice (é¯›ã‚ã—) is recommended by locals. Another recommendation for gourmets: Jakoten (fried fishmeat) (ã˜ã‚ƒã“å¤©).
Do you already own a souvenir from Uwajima? You could buy for example Pearls, available in the Way station "Kisaiya hiroba".
Flowers and Foliage
The plum flowers from 02/01 to 02/28 and is the most beautiful in the Maruyama park (ä¸¸å±±å…¬åœ’). Discover the cherry blossom in Uwajima from 03/11 to 04/10, best in the Maruyama park (ä¸¸å±±å…¬åœ’). The maple trees changing colour in Uwajima is the highlight in the romantic autumn. Discover in the Daijo temple (å¤§ä¹—å¯º), how the leaves turn from golden yellow to shining red. Start is around the 10/01 and the foliage lasts until 10/31. To mention in Uwajima is the Iris in flower, which you can see in the Nanraku garden (å—æ¥½åœ’) from 03/01 to 05/31.