Sunday, September 19, 2010

Botchan Densha or Botchan Ressha

The train is named after the novel, Botchan, written by the author Natsume Sōseki, who once lived in Matsuyama. It is called Botchan Densha (steam train) but it is not a steam train, it is electric. The locals call it Botchan Ressha. The train is a famous tourist attraction in Matsuyama. Natsume Sōseki has a stadium named after the same novel and a room in Japan's oldest hotspring, Dogo Onsen, is dedicated to his legacy.

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