Niihama Travel Guide

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Niihama Things to Do

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    by salisbury3933 Written Jun 7, 2010

    There's a fair bit to do up here. Goldpanning, exploring the old mines, bathing in a hot spring, going on an old train, and generally just learning about the mining history of the area.

    It is the main tourist attraction in Niihama.

    Entrance to Minetopia Besshi

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Niihama Hotels

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  • Rihga Royal Hotel Niihama

    6-9 Maeda-cho, Niihama, Ehime Prefecture, 792-0007, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Route Inn Niihama

    3-2-1 Kubotacho, Niihama, Ehime Prefecture, 792-0026, Japan

    Good for: Solo

  • Super Hotel Niihama

    3-7 Takagi-cho, Niihama, Ehime Prefecture, 793-0031, Japan

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Alpha-1 Niihama

    3-2-5 Kubotacho, Niihama, Ehime Prefecture, 792-0026, Japan

    Good for: Couples

  • Business Hotel MISORA

    18-12 Toyamacho, Niihama, Ehime Prefecture, 792-0823, Japan

  • Hotel Niihama Hills

    5-11 Minatomachi, Niihama, Ehime Prefecture, 792-0016, Japan

  • New Grand Hotel

    9-19 Izumiikecho, Niihama, Ehime Prefecture, 792-0013, Japan

  • Shizuka Ryokan

    6-18 Tokutsunecho, Niihama, Ehime Prefecture, 792-0022, Japan

  • Business Hotel Yanagiya

    2-4-26 Nishibaracho, Niihama, Ehime Prefecture, 792-0011, Japan

Niihama Restaurants

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    by salisbury3933 Written Jan 5, 2007

    Nankoku is a restaurant on the main drag. In Japanese style it's run and operated by the owner himself, who cooks as patrons sit around the bar.

    This place gets a mention as the karaage (fried chicken) is absolutely fantastic. If I ever go back to Niihama, I will visit Nankoku.

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Niihama Nightlife

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    by salisbury3933 Written Sep 9, 2006

    When I was in Niihama there weren't a great deal of options as far as nightlife went. There are a few bars, but most tend to be the 'snack' places where exorbitant sums are charged to sit down for a few drinks.

    There are though some good izakaya type options about town.

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Niihama Local Customs

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    by salisbury3933 Written Jan 2, 2006

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    Niihama frankly has very little to recommend to the average tourist, in reality there's virtually nothing, but one exception is the yearly taikodai festival, where large groups of men carry around huge portable drums. There's an element of danger to the festival, with the occasional fatality, and numerous injuries to participants each year. It's also not uncommon for fisticuffs to break out between people from the different groups.

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