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If you have the kids on the trip- preteen, that is, don't miss this two minutes of fun. Depicts the onsen up the street and associated fun stuff. Clock elevates into a pagoda like structure: music, animated figures, etc. goes off every half hour.
If you are in the area at the top of the hour do stop by. If you don’t notice the time you might notice the crowd gathering there. The display lasts just a few minutes including music and the movement of the clock. It’s a...More
Just located opposite the Dogo Onsen Station is the Botchan clock tower. It performed every half an hour and last about 2 minutes. There will always be a crowd waiting for the performance to start. It's worth the wait.
The story is based on novel...More
We had fun watching the musical performance which lasted for a good 2-3 minutes. Right next to this clock is the free public foot bath. My daughters didn't want to sit in the hot bath, but wanted to experience the natural hot springs so this...More
We arrived at Dogo Station just before midday, to find a group of pre-schoolers sitting in front of the clock. It was obvious that they were waiting for the "show" when the clock went through an animated display of some local tradition, much to the...More
Not just the very very cool clock that does so many functions and plays music and dolls that move. It's like something you would see in Germany or Switzerland right in downtown. Also right next to it is a public hot springs the locals and...More