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Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum
Clouds Above the Hill, a historical novel by one of Japan’s leading novelists SHIBA Ryōtarō, is partly set in Matsuyama, and the city has taken the novel as a theme in its development plans. 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.
- 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
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- 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.
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- This information is correct as of 3/2023. For details, please visit the official website of each facility or contact each facility.