The city is also famed for being the setting of Natsume Soseki’s popular novel, entitled “Botchan”. Often read as part of the Japanese school curriculum, the novel describes Matsuyama during the turbulent Meiji Restoration. Natsume’s novel helped make the city renowned throughout Japan.
- From Tokyo Haneda Aiport to Matsuyama Airport by air and by bus to Matsuyama Station (2h) or from Tokyo Station to Okayama Station by JR Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen trains and from Okayama to Matsuyama Station (6h20)
- From Osaka Itami Airport to Matsuyama Airport by air (50min)or from Shin-Osaka to Okayama Station by train (40min)
Matsuyama on our Google map