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Botchan Train

  • Botchan Train
  • Botchan Train
  • Botchan Train
  • Botchan Train


    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

    Matsuyama City
    Open time
    The same as the operating schedule
    Please check the operation schedules on the official website.
    One Ride: Adult ¥800, Elementary School Student ¥400
    • 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

    089-948-3323 (IYOTETSU Group Co., Ltd.)
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