• Art & Culture

The Shiki Museum

  • The Shiki Museum
  • The Shiki Museum
  • The Shiki Museum


    Haiku, consisting of 17 syllables in a 5-7-5 pattern, is said to be the world’s shortest poetic form. Haiku are recently becoming popular overseas too. Matsuyama has produced many haiku poets over the centuries, including Shiki Masaoka, originator of the modern haiku. The city is renowned as the world capital of haiku culture. The museum displays a wide range of exhibits related to Shiki, providing an accessible look at his life and the history of literature in Matsuyama. A reconstructed (1st floor only) Gudabutsuan, the house that Shiki shared with the novelist Sōseki Natsume, is on the 3rd floor of the museum.

    Basic information

    1-30 Dōgo-kōen Park, Matsuyama City
    How to Get There
    About a 5 minute walk from Dogo Koenmae Streetcar Station
    Open time
    9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (until 5:00 p.m. from November through April; entry up until 30 minutes before museum closing time)
    The same as the opening calendar
    Adult ¥400, Free for high school students and under
    • Accessible by public transportation
    • Parking available
    • Barrier-free accessibility
    • Wi-Fi available
    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.
    ・Paid parking lot

    Detailed information

    Web Site
    This information is correct as of 8/2021. For details, please visit the official website of each facility or contact each facility.