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Bocchan Wind up Clock, Matsuyama

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Matsuyama holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Bocchan Wind up Clock and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Crowds gather to watch this clock perform and it is totally worth the wait. There are large figures nearby and they are the characters from the story of Matsuyama which the clock shows. Wonderful disp...  more »
  • Fun to watch at 5 pm. This clock is a nice visit there is a foot bath next to it. The shops are near it. This is something fun to see and shows Japanese sense of humor.  more »
  • This clock's performance s worth waiting for. While waiting take off your shoes and "cool" your feet in the warm water pool.in front of the clock.  more »