Around the Castle

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Statues of Botchan and Madonna

  • Statues of Botchan and Madonna


    Statues of Botchan and Madonna donated by a private organization to promote Matsuyama, which was the stage of Soseki Natsume’s novel Botchan.
    Located near the entrance of the Matsuyama Castle Ropeway Shinonome-guchi Station, two stylish statues welcome tourists and citizens.

    Basic information

    3-chome Okaido, Matsuyama, Ehime
    How to Get There
    Get off at Iyotetsu bus "Ropeway-mae" stop, or 5-minute walk from Iyotetsu street car "Okaido" stop
    • Accessible by public transportation
    Who are you traveling with?
    • 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

    089-948-6557 (International Tourism Section, Matsuyama City)
    This information is correct as of 12/2023. For details, please visit the official website of each facility or contact each facility.