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Iyonada Monogatari

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Iyonada Monogatari is a sightseeing train that makes two round trips a day between Matsuyama and Iyo-Ozu/Yawatahama. Sitting on roomy seats in the train with the “retro-modern” interior creating a tranquil atmosphere, passengers can enjoy attractive scenery from the train window during all four seasons, as well as meals rich with fresh local ingredients.
The train is relatively new, as the first departure was in July 2014, and renovated in 2017. In its short history, the Iyonada Monogatari has already achieved important milestones, like being selected as the “Number 1 Recommended Sightseeing Train” by the Japanese famous newspaper.
The hospitality of exclusive attendants and the genuine welcome from people along the line warm the hearts of passengers.

Iyonada Monogatari is a sightseeing train that makes two round trips a day between Matsuyama and Iyo-Ozu/Yawatahama.

Things to Do on Iyonada Monogatari

The train itself is an incredible attraction, where each car is named as a “chapter” of a story, narrating the tradition and culture of Japan. The first car is “Akane no Sho” (Madder Red Chapter) with the exterior painted in vivid red and the interior recreating a relaxing atmosphere to represent the Japanese elegance and grace. The second car is “Kogane no Sho” (Golden Chapter) with a more modern style and colors that represents the idea of sunlight and splendor. On this car you can also find souvenirs and commemorative stamps and passes of Iyonada Monogatari.
On board you can also enjoy some delicious food. All the dishes are fresh, traditional and made with seasonal ingredients from the area between Matsuyama and Iyo-Ozu/Yawatahama. This is a unique chance to explore new areas of Japan while tasting some great food on a scenic train.

The hospitality of exclusive attendants and the genuine welcome from people along the line warm the hearts of passengers.

How to Get to Iyonada Monogatari

You can take Iyonada Monogatari to Matsuyama as your destination. You can fly from Tokyo to Matsuyama Airport and then take Iyotetsu Bus (which will take around 24 minutes). Otherwise, you can get straight to the Matsuyama Station taking the JR Tokaido/Sanyo Shinkansen from Tokyo (Tokyo Station) to Okayama (around 3 hours and 30 minutes) and transfer to the JR Shiokaze limited express train directed to Matsuyama (about 2 hours and 30 minutes).

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More Information about Iyonada Monogatari

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Opening Hours

Matsuyama ⇔ Iyo-Ozu
Leave at 8:26 Arrive at 10:28
Leave at 10:51 Arrive at 13:12
Matsuyama ⇔ Yawatahama
Leave at 13:28 Arrive at 15:52
Leave at 16:06 Arrive at 18:28

Closed

Weekdays
But changes by season

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Best season

May, Oct.

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