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Provinces of Japan-Iyo
Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Iyo Province highlighted

Iyo Province (伊予国, Iyo-no-kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area of Ehime Prefecture on the island of Shikoku. The province was sometimes called Yoshū (予州).

Iyo had borders with Awa, Sanuki, and Tosa Provinces.

The ancient capital city of the province was near modern Imabari.


Hiroshige Iyo Saijō
View of Iyo Province, woodblock print by Hiroshige, 1855

In the Meiji period, the provinces of Japan were converted into prefectures. The maps of Japan and Iyo Province were reformed in the 1870s.

Shrines and Temples

Ōyamazumi jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Iyo.

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