Kirosan Observatory Park
Kengo Kuma designed and built this observation deck that blends in with the surrounding natural scenery of the Shimanami.
One of the most marvelous viewing spots along the Shimanami Kaido. It is located on the top of Kirosan (altitude 307.8m) at the southern most tip of Ohshima. Witness a magnificent 360-degree panorama view of the Kurushima-Kaikyo Bridges, the Kurushima Straits tidal currents and also on a fine day “Mt. Ishizuchi”; the highest mountain in West Japan, from the observation deck (Imabari City Tourism Map)続きを読む 瀬戸の絶景。しまなみ海道を眺める隈研吾さん設計の「亀老山展望台」 – Kirosan observatory park
Kikuma Otomouma festival is horse running at Kamo Shrine, Kikuma town, Imabari city, Ehime pref., Japan. Only in the autumn festival of Kamo-jinja Shrine at Kikuma-cho, Imabari City, appears Ushioni in the Toyo region.
“Yakibuta tamago meshi (Fried rice with eggs and barbecued pork)” is a concoction of seasoned pork with lightly fried eggs on rice, with a sweet peppery sauce. It is known as a local food of Imabari city, Ehime pref., Japan. Need no explanation. yum-yum.
On a trip to Imabari, I fell into conversation with a young Japanese man I met. He worked at the Kurhaus onsen and swimming pool complex where I had a morning swim. Having graduated from an American university, he was keen to give his English a run. I asked him to recommend a place for lunch. Without hesitation, he suggested I try yaki-buta-tamago-meshi, a specialty of Imabari featuring seasoned pork (yaki-buta) on a bowl of rice (meshi), topped with two soft fried eggs (tamago), with sauce (tare). Since I was half starving after my swim, I thought the yaki-buta-tamago-meshi sounded very good indeed.
My frend told me this famous shop “Tosendo” in Imabari city. The shop has been famous for strawberry shaved ice since olden days.
After taking up by TV program, the shop was hot-wired. Queuing up in front of a shop is proof that the shop serves delicious food.
After waiting 30 min…
This is the shaved ice with Strawberry milk. With the shaved ice, the fresh acidity and sweet perfume of strawberry spreads inside your mouth.
Hot green tea and shaved ice are good combination.
Place : 3-2-28 Matsumoto town, Imabari city, Ehime pref., Japan
Tel : 0898-22-5735
Time : 9:00-19:00 *Shaved ice 12:00-18:00
Closed : Sunday
Dec – Jan : Japanese confectioneries for new year
Jan – Apr : Cherry flavored soft sweet rice cake etc.
May – Sep : Shaved ice / warabi rice cake etc.
Sep – Nov : Steamed breadsweet of chestnut etc.
Nov – Dec : Winter Japanese confectioneries etc.