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Botchan Train坊っちゃん列車


Scenic Railway (Trolley, etc.)

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 (Matsuyama / DogoArea)

phone 0899483323

9:00 to 16:00 (changed during busy season)

Review of Bocchan Train

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Reviewed:2020/03/16 It may be a diesel in disguise ..... but what a delight!
Using Matsuyama as a base for a 5-day visit to Shikoku, I set aside my final day for seeing the sights of Matsuyama. Armed with a 1-day tram ticket, I worked my from Matsuyama City Station across...
Reviewed:2020/02/03 vintage steam train to Dogo Onsen
This vintage train is called “Botchan Ressha” after the main character of a famous novel by Soseki Natsume. It runs from Matsuyama city centre to Dogo Onsen everyone for a few times so please check...
Reviewed:2019/10/26 Vintage train
The vintage train monument is just besides the train station. It must have a rich history to share with many people.

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Matsuyama-shi Ehime Prefecture [ map ]
Matsuyama / DogoArea
9:00 to 16:00 (changed during busy season)
open everyday
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Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Ehime Areas


          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.