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Botchan Train Museum

  • Botchan Train Museum


    A museum for everybody showing the history of Iyotetsu Railway, which has been servicing Matsuyama citizens since its foundation in 1887. The displays are fun even if you are not a railway fan. A replica of the Iyotetsu No. 1 locomotive brings the scenery of the Meiji-era before your eyes. Train parts and rails of each era, a diorama of the old Matsuyama cityscape and old photographs are also on display, so you can feel as if you were traveling through time. You can come and go to the Starbucks adjacent to the hall, so you can enjoy having a coffee break.

    Basic information

    Iyotetsu Group Building, 4-4-1 Minatomachi, Matsuyama
    How to Get There
    3-minute walk from Iyotetsu "Matsuyama City Station"
    Open time
    7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Open year-round
    No admission fee
    • Good nighttime option
    • Good rainy weather option
    • Accessible by public transportation
    Who are you traveling with?
    • Children
    • Family
    • Couple
    • Friends
    • Alone
    • Senior
    Recommended seasons
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Autumn
    • Winter
    Please be aware that changes may be made to the information due to various circumstances.
    For the latest information, please contact the respective facilities directly.

    Detailed information

    089-948-3290(Botchan Train Museum)
    Web Site
    This information is correct as of 12/2023. For details, please visit the official website of each facility or contact each facility.