Bocchan Wind up Clock, Matsuyama

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A timepiece inspired by a classic novel, Bocchan Wind up Clock provides Hojoen Square with an hourly spectacle. In operation since 1994, the clock attracts tourist and locals with its whimsical design. Soak your feet in the free hot foot baths and wait for the clock to burst into life, re-enacting a well-known scene from the novel "Botchan," a staple piece of literature in Japanese schools. Make Bocchan Wind up Clock a part of your Matsuyama vacation plans using our Matsuyama trip planner.
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  • October 3, 2017
    Always crowded with tourists. Dogo Onsen station so I enjoyed seeing that, so in a refreshing mood. Feel me near the foot bath, hot spring has been. Is good to take a little here?
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  • October 3, 2017
    Clock that starts to move every hour, until the fateful hour, right next door it is possible to take a footbath of warm water.
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  • September 28, 2017
    Appeared and dolls to recreate the scene of the novel Botchan expands watch mimics the Dogo Onsen Honkan become ordinary, and the move to the sound, to deploy the story different from the 3rd floor 1 floor 2 floor. At night especially shadow looks like a fun watch.
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