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Botchan Train

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    One of Japan’s leading novelists, Sōseki Natsume wrote the novel Botchan based on his own experience teaching at a junior high school in Matsuyama. The steam engines that appear in the novel ran in the city for 67 years from 1888. The trains that run today are diesel replicas introduced in 2001. They take their name from Sōseki’s novel, and their old-fashioned appearance is very popular with visitors to Matsuyama. The guard’s uniforms are also replicas of contemporary uniforms.

    Basic information

    Address
    Matsuyama City
    Open time
    The same as the operating schedule
    Closed
    Open year-round
    Fee
    One Ride: Adult ¥800, Elementary School Student ¥400
    Filters
    • Accessible by public transportation
    • Wi-Fi available
    Who are you traveling with?
    • Family
    • Couple
    • Friends
    • Alone
    • Senior
    Recommended seasons
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Autumn
    • Winter
    Note
    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

    Phone
    089-948-3323 [IYOTETSU Group Co., Ltd.]
    Web Site
    https://www.iyotetsu.co.jp/bus/global/en/