Bocchan Wind up Clock, Matsuyama

3.7
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. Plan to visit Bocchan Wind up Clock and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Matsuyama attractions using our Matsuyama trip planner.
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  • A night time visit to Dogo Onsen was far too rushed to maybe wait half an hour for the clock to "perform". It looks great (and very photogenic) at night though, and the foot spa beside the clock was....  more »
  • This clock when first seen appears to be just an old clock tower, however, on the hour and half hour its layers move up and down and the side panels move out displaying all sorts of things including.....  more »
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  • Cute. Can’t ask anymore of a clock
  • It is a nice clock that plays a show for the public. It was fun to see. I liked the detail of the statues in the clock. It was fun to watch it while relaxing with the foot bath.

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