Imabari Photo Trip

This year, the Imabari District Tourism Association has introduced a new Instagram category in its popular tourism photo contest. Following the successful photo trips last year, another trip is planned for 2017, on October 15 (Sun).

This time, we’ll visit Kikuma to photograph the spectacular Otomouma Horse Festival, where young lads ride horses at breakneck speed up a steep slope to a shrine, among other attractions. After a bento lunch, we’ll visit the attractive Kawara-kan tile museum to photograph the exhibits and take part in a workshop where we make our own tile art.

October 15, (Sun)

2,000 yen
Includes bus, insurance, lunch, and workshop. Please pay on the day.

Foreign residents who enjoy photography. We have places for up to 25 people.


6:40 Assemble at JR Matsuyama Station
7:30 Arrive at Kamo Shrine
7:30 to 8:30 Explore the grounds and consider shooting locations
8:30 to 11:15 Kamo Jinja Shūki Taisai Festival. Free time
11:30 to 12:20 Follow the Otabisho mikoshi parade
13:00 Lunch at Kawara no Furusato Park
14:00 Make an original work of tile art at the Kawarakan
16:00 Arrive at JR Matsuyama

How to apply
Click the link here to send email to, and fill in the information requested (your name, age, sex, date of birth, address, mobile phone number, email address, emergency contact, type of tile you want to make, and pick-up place).

Also, please let us know if there’s anything in particular you want to learn about, whether relating to photography or Imabari.

Kikuma Onigara tile making workshop
Kikuma Onigara tile making workshop

We look forward to seeing you!