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
8:00-16:00 spaces (Sunday, change according to the time)
Review of Bocchan TrainTripAdvisor Traveler Rating
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...
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
- Parking Lot
- Not available
- Credit Card
- Not available
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- View route from Station View route from Bus Stop View route from IC View route from Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Ehime Main 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.