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  • Art & Culture

Russian Soldier’s Cemetery

  • Russian Soldier’s Cemetery


    In 1904, when the Russo-Japanese War began, the first Japanese POW camp was placed in Matsuyama, and it was estimated that over 6,000 POWs were confined here. This is the cemetery for the 98 Russian naval servicemen, such as Navy Colonel Wassily Boysman (В.А.БОЙСМАНУ), who died without returning to their country. The tombstones face north, towards their motherland, and locals including junior high school students are still maintaining the graveyard. Matsuyama’s reputation for accepting Russian soldiers with the attitude that “POWs are not criminals” motto was communicated to the ranks of Russian soldiers and there are stories told of soldiers shouting “Matsuyama!” as they surrendered.

    Basic information

    1-531-2 Miyuki, Matsuyama
    How to Get There
    15-minute walk from Iyotetsu streetcar "Kiya-cho stop"
    Open year-round
    No admission fee
    • Accessible by public transportation
    Who are you traveling with?
    • Family
    • 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

    089-948-6094 (Matsuyama City Parks & Greenery Section)
    This information is correct as of 12/2023. For details, please visit the official website of each facility or contact each facility.