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Take this vintage locomotive to and from Dogo Onsen to various stops in the city. The interiors... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Nonnapn
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Manila, Philippines
This was quite fun

Whilst I might not have bothered to travel in this train if we had not been visiting Matsuyama as a... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
Adam181
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Dereham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

And if you haven't read Botchan yet, you're missing out on your visit to Matsuyama and cannot fully appreciate the clock, either.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ggm96822
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

During Dogo Onsen trip, We took Bocchan train. It’s high price (800 JP Yen) for person. But it is good to feel Nostalgy. There is one performance at Dogo Station. They show manual train changing. It’s interesting!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hiroaosta
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Take this vintage locomotive to and from Dogo Onsen to various stops in the city. The interiors are made of wood and it is an interesting and unqiue way to get around.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nonnapn
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Modern version of a old train Adds charm the area and very popular Yep does all that and is stationed at Dogen hot spring A plaque nearby gives all the history and information about the train

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Yawara
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Whilst I might not have bothered to travel in this train if we had not been visiting Matsuyama as a family with young grandchildren, I have to admit it was quite fun. You climb in what I think is a replica of an old carriage...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Adam181
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Downtown by the transit center is this old train with 2 cars. When we where waiting for our trolley they started it up and drove it around town on the same tracks as the trolleys. Now I don't know if the public can ride on...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Perry H
Reviewed 26 February 2018

I honestly do not understand why it is on top of the attraction list. We saw it running on the street. May be an attraction for young kids only.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank travelmomVancouver
Reviewed 18 October 2017

A one-way trip along most of the tram line from the city terminal to Dogo Onsen. Fun way to experience old style travel i.e. on an old rattler!! Train staff very happy to take your photo in front of the train. Good fun for kids...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 18 June 2017

This is a really cute train. However, it is hard to read the online timetable and it is not clear online when the train leaves from the Dogo Onsen. From memory (I could definitely be wrong here) It leaves at something like 9:10am, then maybe...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 24 May 2017

It was a great experience to take the Botchan train. The train start from Matsuyama City Station, go through central of Matsuyama, passing Okiado station and end at Dogo Onsen station. At the end of Dogo Onsen station, you can see how the staff manually...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Sheena A
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