The young train in Natsume Soseki's novel has two fixed stops in Matsuyama, one is Dogo Onsen, and the other is Matsuyama City Station. When you go to these two places, you will surely have a young car driving over, and you will stay for a while to take pictures. In places like Songshan's main street, you can also see the young master train slowly passing by, and there are also staff wearing uniforms from a century ago, welcoming every passenger on the train. If you want to ride this retro train, it costs 800 yen for adults and 400 yen for children.
A realistic version of Natsume Soseki’s classic masterpiece. Not only is the train retro, the conductor is also very interesting in vintage dress
In Natsume Soseki's novel "Young Master", the protagonist rides a "matchbox-like train" to work every day, so this train has the title of "Young Master Train". Steam trains have been running in Matsuyama City for 67 years, reaching 18 carriages at the longest time. They are an important means of transportation for Matsuyama citizens. However, with the arrival of the tram, the steam train could only be retired. Now it has been transformed into a tourist train for tourists to enjoy the scenery of Matsuyama. One end is connected to Dogo Onsen and the other is connected to Songshan Temple Station.
The story of the young master train is Natsume Soseki’s personal experience. With Matsuyama Middle School as the stage, Natsume Soseki wrote the novel "Young Master". The steam train in the novel actually ran in Matsuyama City from 1888 to the present, with a dark green body. , The beep sound, full of retro style, very popular with tourists. Today's Young Master Train connects Dogo Onsen Station and Matsuyama City Station, and the ride is 800 yen.