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.
- Central Area of Ehime (Chuyo)
|Business Hours||Locomotive operating hours: 9:30am – 5:33pm (Matsuyama City station to Dogo-Onsen station)|
|Days Closed for Business||The train operates every day.|
|Price||Adults 800yen, Children 400yen|
|Parking||No car park|
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