"Tastes of JAPAN by ANA" is a regional vitalization project that collaborates with the different prefectures in Japan to present the Land of the Rising Sun in all of its diverse glory.
This is a roadside station located along Besshi-Suiha Hana Kaido on Ehime Prefectural Road 47.
On the premises are a theme park made from the last main mining site of Besshi Copper Mine. The park contains a mining railway and a sightseeing mine tunnel which are restorations of Japan’s first railway dedicated to mountain mining, a panning for gold experience area, bathing facilities including open-air bath and stone sauna, and an indoor play area for kids. There is also a restaurant, perfect for a rest.
The Minetopia Besshi roadside station is a point of arrival and departure on the season tourist bus to Tonaru, Machu Picchu of the Orient.