The charming, traditional town of Uchiko is located in the heart of Ehime prefecture,about 40km southwest of Matsuyama, the prefectural capital.
Uchiko is flat in very few places and about 77% of its land is forest. The cultivation of persimmons, chestnuts, shiitake mushrooms, grapes, Japanese pears and peaches, is widespread. Uchiko has an abundance of mountains and nature, including the state-owned forests of the Odamiyama mountains and valleys.
Following Japan’s rapid economic growth between 1954 and 1973, rows of buildings sprang up throughout the country, and living a life surrounded by concrete has become the norm. In today’s Japan, Uchiko holds its cultural heritage and old-time lifestyle in high regard.
Uchiko takes great care in maintaining its high-class residences constructed between the Edo period (1603-1867) and the Meiji period (1868-1912), and its uniquely Japanese landscape and character.
Join us as we explore the town of Uchiko, its villages and mountains. Now is your chance to discover historic Japan!
Get information from Uchiko official website from here.
Check the promotional videos for Uchiko-cho, Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku, Japan.
Enjoy the beautiful scenery around the town and natural surroundings!
Traditional cultural facilities, events and crafts are featured on short films.