UCHIKO, Ehime Prefecture

Uchiko is a pleasant little town located within an hour’s drive or 40km away from Matsuyama in Ehime prefecture. Now a beacon of traditional rural Japan, Uchiko was once from the 1720s to 1930s a prosperous center of traditional vegetal wax and paper production. Proud of its heritage Uchiko city is bringing its best effort to maintain some of the town most iconic buildings mostly located in a 600-meter street, designated as an important preservation district by the authorities also known as the Yokaichi Old Town.

But Uchiko cannot be resume to the Yokaichi Old Town, as the city offer many other point of interest like its magnificent Za-Theater but also its thriving food, many traditional ryokan and its magical many rural attractions including some of the prefecture best terraced rice fields and other small temples.

UCHIKO City Official Brochure (French) - Feuillet officiel de la ville D'UCHIKO