• Culture
  • Ehime

Uchiko

"Tastes of JAPAN by ANA" is a regional vitalization project that collaborates with the different prefectures in Japan to present the Land of the Rising Sun in all of its diverse glory.

Uchiko had a thriving wax industry from the late Edo period to the early Meiji period. There are historical buildings dotted all around the town.

The gently sloped streets of Yokaichi and Gokoku, lined with around 120 traditional townhouses, make the perfect spot for a stroll around town. Many of the old townhouses are put to use as cafés or for handiwork. On your stroll, you can enjoy the view of precious buildings that have been designated Important Cultural Properties such as The Japanese Wax Museum & Kamihaga Residence, which tells the story of the wax industry that supported the town’s development, and the Uchiko-za theatre, an authentic theatre built in the Taisho period.

Location

Name Uchiko
Web Sites (In Japanese) http://www.we-love-uchiko.jp/
Address Uchiko, Uchiko-cho, Kita-gun, Ehime
Inquiries Uchiko City Promotion Division
Uchiko City Tourist Association
Price Free entry