Botchan Train


A restored locomotive “as tiny as a matchbox”
The original locomotive was active and loved by the locals for 67 years from 1888. It came to be known as “Botchan Ressha” after the main character of a famous novel by Soseki Natsume. The original steam locomotives puffing black smoke have been remodelled as diesel-powered replicas. Drivers dress as they did 100 years ago transporting visitors back to an earlier era. The train runs from Matsuyama city centre to Dogo Onsen offering passengers a nostalgic ride and a view of town from the train window.
Address 愛媛県松山市道後
Phone 089-948-3323
Business HoursLocomotive operating hours: 10:04am – 4:04pm (Matsuyama City station to Dogo-Onsen station)
Days Closed for BusinessPlease check the operation schedules on the official website.
PriceAdults 1300yen, Children 650yen
ParkingNo car park
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