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Bocchan Train

Matsuyama 790-0012, Ehime Prefecture
+81 89-948-3323
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Going back in time

Modern version of a old train Adds charm the area and very popular Yep does all that and is... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Yawara
,
Kyoto, Japan
via mobile
This was quite fun

Whilst I might not have bothered to travel in this train if we had not been visiting Matsuyama as a... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
Adam181
,
Dereham, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent31%
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  • Average21%
  • Poor1%
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“old style” (2 reviews)
“city station” (2 reviews)
“dogo onsen” (6 reviews)
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Matsuyama 790-0012, Ehime Prefecture
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+81 89-948-3323
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Modern version of a old train Adds charm the area and very popular Yep does all that and is stationed at Dogen hot spring A plaque nearby gives all the history and information about the train

Thank Yawara
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Whilst I might not have bothered to travel in this train if we had not been visiting Matsuyama as a family with young grandchildren, I have to admit it was quite fun. You climb in what I think is a replica of an old carriage...More

Thank Adam181
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Downtown by the transit center is this old train with 2 cars. When we where waiting for our trolley they started it up and drove it around town on the same tracks as the trolleys. Now I don't know if the public can ride on...More

Thank Perry H
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

I honestly do not understand why it is on top of the attraction list. We saw it running on the street. May be an attraction for young kids only.

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

A one-way trip along most of the tram line from the city terminal to Dogo Onsen. Fun way to experience old style travel i.e. on an old rattler!! Train staff very happy to take your photo in front of the train. Good fun for kids...More

Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

This is a really cute train. However, it is hard to read the online timetable and it is not clear online when the train leaves from the Dogo Onsen. From memory (I could definitely be wrong here) It leaves at something like 9:10am, then maybe...More

Thank Amanda M
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

It was a great experience to take the Botchan train. The train start from Matsuyama City Station, go through central of Matsuyama, passing Okiado station and end at Dogo Onsen station. At the end of Dogo Onsen station, you can see how the staff manually...More

Thank Sheena A
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

This took me by surprise, we were wandering through the old Dogo part of town and spotted the train, it's a big attraction for tourists as it's very near the Clock.

Thank Sandra D
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Probably very exciting for those who know about Botchan, but otherwise, it's just a cute thing to do with a young one who loves trains haha (at a 800 Yen price tag). There was a guide who would come in and explain about the train...More

Thank min c
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

一日乗車券を買うと坊ちゃん列車に一回乗れます。 ま、一度乗れば納得かな、でも列車が回転したりするのを見れるし、車掌さんが丁寧に案内してくれます。松山に行くと必ず乗ります。松山はよいところです。人が優しいです、。 you should worth try this! you'd better buy 1 day ticket. with the ticket you get on this special Bocchan train! you cannot miss it!

2  Thank DreamKayo
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