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Old steam train running a few times every day from Dogo Onsen

This train is called Botchan Train, because Botchan used to take this train every day. Botchan was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
seven39
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Take this vintage locomotive to and from Dogo Onsen to various stops in the city. The interiors... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Nonnapn
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This train is called Botchan Train, because Botchan used to take this train every day. Botchan was the main character in Natsume Soseki's novel with the same name.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank seven39
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only saw the train at the station - very cute Worth a visit to the museum situated at the station - the building with Starbucks on it

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank investigator2
Reviewed 8 October 2018

And if you haven't read Botchan yet, you're missing out on your visit to Matsuyama and cannot fully appreciate the clock, either.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ggm96822
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

During Dogo Onsen trip, 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. It’s interesting!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hiroaosta
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Take this vintage locomotive to and from Dogo Onsen to various stops in the city. The interiors are made of wood and it is an interesting and unqiue way to get around.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nonnapn
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Yawara
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Adam181
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Perry H
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.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank travelmomVancouver
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Andrew M
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