• Art & Culture

Botchan Karakuri Clock

  • Botchan Karakuri Clock
  • Botchan Karakuri Clock
  • Botchan Karakuri Clock


    To mark the 100th anniversary of Dōgo Onsen Honkan, the Botchan Karakuri Clock was built in the Hōjōen plaza in front of Dōgo Onsen Station. On the hour between 8:00 and 22:00, the Karakuri Clock comes to life, presenting characters and scenes from Sōseki Natsume’s novel Botchan set in Matsuyama and Dōgo. The clock is modeled on the Shinrokaku of Dōgo Onsen Honkan.

    Basic information

    6-7 Dōgo-yunomachi, Matsuyama City
    How to Get There
    A short way from Dogo Onsen Streetcar Station
    Open time
    8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    Open year-round
    No admission fee
    • Accessible by public transportation
    Who are you traveling with?
    • Family
    • Couple
    • Friends
    • Alone
    • Senior
    Recommended seasons
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Autumn
    • Winter
    Please be aware that changes may be made to the information due to various circumstances.
    For the latest information, please contact the respective facilities directly.

    Detailed information

    089-948-6556 [Matsuyama City Tourism and International Exchange Section]
    Web Site
    This information is correct as of 8/2020. For details, please visit the official website of each facility or contact each facility.