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Botchan Train坊っちゃん列車

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Based on the steam locomotive that ran for 67 years since the opening of Iyotetsu Railway, this diesel engine train was restored in October of 2001. It is often called the “Botchan train”, as one of the characters in Natsume Soseki’s famous novel “Botchan” rode the old steam locomotives. You can board at the following stops: Dogo Onsen, Okaido, Matsuyama City Station, JR Matsuyama Station, Komachi Station.


Matsuyama-shi Ehime Prefecture

phone 0899483323

8:00-16:00 spaces (Sunday, change according to the time)

Review of Bocchan Train

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Reviewed:2018/10/08 If you have read Soseki's Botchan, definitely ride the train.
And if you haven't read Botchan yet, you're missing out on your visit to Matsuyama and cannot fully appreciate the clock, either.
Reviewed:2018/10/03 Enjoyable train to feel Nostalgy
During Dogo Onsen trip,
We took Bocchan train.
It’s high price (800 JP Yen) for person.
But it is good to feel Nostalgy.
There is one performance at Dogo Station.
They show manual train changing...
Reviewed:2018/10/02 Fun Train Ride
Take this vintage locomotive to and from Dogo Onsen to various stops in the city. The interiors are made of wood and it is an interesting and unqiue way to get around.

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Matsuyama-shi Ehime Prefecture [ map ]



8:00-16:00 spaces (Sunday, change according to the time)
Every SundayGo through
[Ride fee] Adults 800 yen, Children 400 yen
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          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.

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          Stretched across the northwest corner of Shikoku island, Ehime is a nature-rich prefecture boasting beautiful coastlines and a rural center where mountains play host to 26 of the Buddhist temples that make up the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Matsuyama is home to an original post-feudal castle as well as Dogo Onsen, one of the country's oldest natural hot springs. The northern city of Imabari marks the entrance to the Shimano Kaido, a road that crosses six spectacular bridges and several islands, forming a route between Shikoku and mainland Honshu.

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