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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  • Go along the shopping arcade in front of Dogo Onsen, you will find the Wind Up Clock opposite the Dogo Onsen Station, there was also a public foot bath next to it.  more »
  • The circular fountain lies to the right of the clock, unfortunately-or fortunately-during the winter months the water flows so no Paws in the water and what remains to be seen is the watch that comes alive every half hour. Frankly I didn't like at all. Really very little to be the third attraction of this city that has much more to offer ...
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  • Starts a clock with the time signal. Tourists (until near the kindergarten group. ) Is pushing the shutter of a camera together in addition to it, a sense, laugh. Tourists, to visit Dogo Onsen Dogo Onsen station front is the first sights.
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