Ikasa Railroad Museum
Used to be Nicknamed “The Matchbox”
This is a memorial hall for the Ikasa Railroad which opened in 1913 and closed in 1971. The Niiyama Station building is in much the condition as when it was built in 1913. Inside are fixtures used on the locomotive, photos, and other exhibits, conveying the history of the Ikasa Railroad to today.
With Kasaoka at the start of the line, the Ikasa Railroad connected Ibara, Yakage, and Kannabe, supporting the daily lives of the residents by functioning as their legs to commute to work and school, and to go shopping. Nicknamed “The Matchbox” because of its small coach, the coach and locomotive, built by the German company Orenstein & Koppel OHG, are on display outside the museum.
On display are a variety of tools and equipment used to operate the Ikasa Railroad.
1457-8 Yamaguchi, Kasaoka City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan 714-0007
0865-69-2155 (Lifelong Studies Section, Kasaoka City Board of Education)
9:00 – 17:00
Mondays (or the following day if Monday is a public holiday), New Year’s Holiday
|Entrance fee |
Take the bus operated by the Ikasa Bus Corporation from Kasaoka to the Yakage Line “Niiyama Station” and walk about 4 minutes.