Kuma Highlands - Kuma Kōgen in Japanese - is a large inhabited area at a high elevation in central Ehime bordering Kochi Prefecture. It encompasses an astonishing range of geological features, which makes it a fascinating area to visit. But be warned, once you’ve scratched the surface at Kuma, you’ll be drawn back again and again to explore further!

 

There is a legend that this area was not fit to grow crops and that the celebrated priest, Kobo Daishi, changed the course of the river to bring it closer and thus improve irrigation for the locals. The river still flows, crops still grow, and the people of Kuma remain very welcoming to strangers.

Kuma Town, main street - mid 1950s

Wakayama District, a summer festival - mid 1950s

Mikawa Village, Tokyo Olympic, Torch Relays - 1964

Jiyoshi Peak Road, opening ceremony  - 1964

Nojiri District, the cattle auction market - mid 1950s

Omogo Gorge - early 1950s

Iwayaji  - mid 1950s

Kuma Town, Yotsuji area - 1957

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1609-7 Shimohatanokawa Kuma-kogen-cho

Kamiukena-gun, Ehime 791-1212

Tel. 0892-41-0678  Fax. 0892-41-0677

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HACCHO-ZAKA JAPANESE INN

1609-7 Shimohatanokawa Kuma-kogen-cho

Kamiukena-gun, Ehime 791-1212

Tel. 0892-41-0678  Fax. 0892-41-0677

Email. info@8-cho-zaka.jp   www.8-cho-zaka.jp

© 2017 HACCHOZAKA. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.