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Botchan Train

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The steam train used as the popular means of transportation for citizen for 67 years since 1888, which gradually came to be known as its nickname "Botchan Ressha (train)," as the central character in "Botchan," a popular novel by Soseki Natsume, Japan’s great literary figure. Passengers can taste a modern atmosphere from the wooden interior and the uniform of conductors reminiscent of that time. A broad range of generations, from adults to small children, can enjoy the ride.

More Information about Botchan Train

Street address

Dogo Onsen Station 1-chome Dogo-machi, Matsuyama-shi, Ehime Prefecture


  • Train from JR Matsuyama Station
    (Iyo Railway Tram)
    20 minutes

Opening Hours

Matuyama-shi Station → Dogo Onsen Station 9:30-17:33


Seven days a week The train service may be stopped as needed for inspection work


Best season

All year


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