Outside the city
- Art & Culture
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.
- 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
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- Recommended seasons
- 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.
- 089-911-1863 (Life & Hygine Section, Matsuyama City)
- This information is correct as of 8/2020. For details, please visit the official website of each facility or contact each facility.