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Matsuyama Castle

Marunouchi, Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture
+81 89-921-4873
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One of the Best!

Very nice castle with many of its original features still present and in good condition. Easy... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Andrew M
Sunshine Coast, Australia
An illustration of the Japanese way

In this first visit to Japan, I covered several popular touristic spots, such as Kyoto’s wonders... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alcochete, Portugal
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Marunouchi, Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture
+81 89-921-4873
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very nice castle with many of its original features still present and in good condition. Easy access and wonderful views of the city from many vantage points within the castle complex. Food, drink and souvenirs available from 2 locations.

1  Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In this first visit to Japan, I covered several popular touristic spots, such as Kyoto’s wonders and the Temples of Nikko, but I chose to write about Matsuyama Castle because it is a less-known (and less crowded) attraction. As any other place in the country,...More

1  Thank JorgeTheTraveller
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This castle is located at a small mountain. You can take a lopeway to go up and doun. It costs 500yen for one way. Yes, there are two climbing routs to the castle. It is not so hard to walk up, I tried to save...More

1  Thank 963hiros
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I walked on the steep slope in order to enter Matsuyama Castle. It is about three or four levels to climb the stars if i recall correctly. Honestly, I felt that it is no different from what I experience in other castle like Osaka Castle.

1  Thank TonyDelPiero
Reviewed 27 August 2017

I took a cable car round-trip. Looking at this historical castle is fun. For me, this castle is even more interesting than Osaka castle. The castle is located high on the mountain unlike Osaka castle. You can see the view of entire Matsuyama city from...More

1  Thank stansoft
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Nice visit on a humid morning. We took the chairlift which was nice and reasonably priced. Walk throughout the forest on the way down. Castle was lovely. Nicely renovated.

Thank Jelle F
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Definitely a must visit castle with breath-taking view when you reach the top. Advisable to take one-way cable-car to the top & walk down. Option (same price as cable-car) is to take a ropeway like those you take you go skiing. It looked too scary...More

2  Thank Lraep
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Matsuyama Castle (松山城, Matsuyama-jō) is an ancient fortification located in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture at the northwestern of Shikoku. The 132 m (433 ft) high Matsuyama Castle is a flat top mountain castle on Katsuyama Hill. It is one of the 12 surviving castles built before...More

2  Thank jameshuang
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

The Matsuyama castle is a fascinating place, it offers awesome views over the city. The history is described in japanese and perfect english. This castle has a very unique story to tell and is absolutley a must see if you stay in Matsuyama. To get...More

1  Thank Yofstetter
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I took an interesting chairlift from the ground upto the castle entrance. It was funny but one time experience is enough. I could see the entire city at the castle. It was great. I went there during the day i am curious about the view...More

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Response from Paul O | Reviewed this property |
I would ask the concierge of the local hotel you are staying at about available portable devices.