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Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum

  • Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum
  • Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum
  • Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum
  • Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum
  • Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum


    Penned by the writer SHIBA Ryōtarō, the novel Saka no Ue no Kumo (“Clouds Above the Hill”) depicts the growth of Meiji-era Japan as a modern nation through the lives of the Matsuyama-born MASAOKA Shiki and brothers AKIYAMA Yoshifuru and Saneyuki. This museum, designed by architect ANDŌ Tadao, is a key part of this plan. Set in the Meiji period when Japan was emerging as a modern nation, the novel presents the lives of the AKIYAMA Yoshifuru and Saneyuki brothers, and MASAOKA Shiki, who all came from Matsuyama. The museum has exhibits about them and their historical background in the Meiji period. The novel was serialized in the Sankei Shimbun newspaper from 1968 until 1972 and was made into a television drama that aired from 2009 to 2011.Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum is a hub museum for Matsuyama City’s “Saka no Ue no Kumo” Field Museum Initiative. The project aims to turn the city into one large open museum. This facility exhibits the story of the three real-life protagonists of the novel and the history of the Meiji era they lived through. It is also a place for the community to share and present the ongoing development of the city. 

    Basic information

    3-20 Ichibanchō, Matsuyama City
    How to Get There
    About a 2 minute walk from Okaido Streetcar Station
    Open time
    9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Last entry 6:00 p.m.)
    Closed Mondays (Open on national holidays and certain other occasions) *Facilities may be closed for yearly exhibition replacement in February and March.
    Adult: ¥400, Senior Citizen: ¥200, High School Student: ¥200
    • Good rainy weather option
    • Accessible by public transportation
    • Barrier-free accessibility
    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

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    This information is correct as of 12/2023. For details, please visit the official website of each facility or contact each facility.