Ainan, Ehime

44 Sotodomari, a Village of Stone Walls Defending Against Monsoon

Along a steep slope facing the inlet lies a village where nearly all the houses are surrounded by stone walls. This distinctive scenery lets you feel the lives of a people who have survived against typhoons and the vicissitudes of nature. Behold these walls woven throughout the village as you make your way up the slope, where you’ll find Dandan-kan, a resting place that welcomes visitors. Enjoy coffee and snacks while you take in views of the stone-walled houses and the Uwa Sea beneath you.

Sotodomari, a Village of Stone Walls Defending Against Monsoon

View Spot

Sotodomari Stone-Walled Village (Area Pathways)

Sotodomari Stone-Walled Village (Area Pathways)


Access map to View Spot
  • Approx. 3 hours 30 min by car from Matsuyama Airport
  • Approx. 1 hour 30 min by car from Uwajima Station
  • Approx. 2 hours from Uwajima Ekimae bus stop by Uwajima Bus (transfer required)
  • Approx. 2 hours by car from Nishi-Uwajima IC


Town of Ainan Commerce and Tourism Division

Tel: 0895-72-7315
Address: Sotodomari, Ainan-cho, Minamiuwa-gun, Ehime
Closed: Open all year
Parking: About 10 spaces (Free of charge)

Tourist Information for the Surrounding Area

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