Botchan Train

Travel Guide - Botchan Train

Information

Botchan Train is a reconstruction of the kind of steam locomotive that ran from the 1880s to the 1950s.
The train is a tribute to the Japanese famous novel "Botchan" written by Soseki Natsume, and the design of the train is based on the one that appeared in the novel.

The train connects Matsuyama city center to Dogo-Onsen hot springs and very popular to tourists.
It is reasonable to buy a train ticket with Iyo Railway's One-day Ticket to get a discount.

Opening Hours

  • 9:31 - 15:54 (October - February) *From Matsuyama Station
  • 9:31 - 15:54 (March - September) *From Matsuyama Station
  • 8:55 - 15:20 (October - February) *From Dogo-Onsen Station
  • 8:55 - 16:40 (March - September) *From Dogo-Onsen Station

Closed

  • No closing days

Access / Public Transport

  • Short walk from JR Matsuyama Station
  • Matsuyama-shi Station on the Iyo Railway Jonan Line
  • Dogo-Onsen Station on the Iyo Railway Jonan Line

Address / Location

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Tweets

Damian Flanagan @DamianFlanagan - 2016-10-06
On Shikoku, there is a 'Botchan' train, based on the story by Natsume Soseki, which will take you round Matsuyama w… https://t.co/KNkCbK2Ba7
Seol Allen @seol_of_seoul - 2016-06-09
Botchan steam train that runs in downtown #matsuyama https://t.co/td6lx7skym https://t.co/BFaduPmIjx
やぁ。Yaxa. @Yaxadroid - 2016-03-26
This is the Botchan train.
Locomotive is equipped with a diesel engine. https://t.co/VW9Y9xixkD
Bianca Blankenship @BlankDino - 2016-03-04
LIVE on #Periscope: Botchan train. https://t.co/4WhIl4UA8H
Rail picture of day @railpics - 2016-02-16
Botchan train https://t.co/mmBgaAKUgj
jiggle it o(`ω ´ )o @onepack - 2015-08-04
So I was thinking about buying the Botchan novel but there's so many covers to choose from?? And because of that I missed my train.
☆NORIO☆ @norichan1014 - 2015-06-04
Do you know the 'Botchan'train???
It is charming in its own way...
This train is pretty small..!!!

#坊っちゃん電車 #松山 http://t.co/v2GZUqjRkH
あいか @112313Rsp - 2015-05-24
Hallo everyday.I'm Kato Nanami.
I went to Ehime with my family
during the spring vacation.
We lode tha Botchan Train and
Matsuyama Castle.
あいか @112313Rsp - 2015-05-24
Hallo everyday.I'm Kato Nanami.
I went to Ehime with my family
during the spring vacation.
We lode tha Botchan Train and
Matsuyama Castle.
あいか @112313Rsp - 2015-05-24
Hallo everyday.I'm Kato Nanami.
I went to Ehime with my family
during the spring vacation.
We lode tha Botchan Train and
Matsuyama Castle.
RebeccaIlham @beckyilham - 2015-03-12
#RailworldJapan went to Shikoku today. Henry rode the Botchan train and bathed in Dogo Onsen, both are in Soseki's famous novel - Botchan.
Ciel Phantomhive @Botchan_Ciel - 2014-12-31
@SebbySepaiSebby only the last half an hour.. But I'll be fine. We have to board the train in 2hours time.
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