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Matsuyama Castle

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Impressive structure

This is an impressive structure, full of history. Well-worth the climb up the hill - or else take... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2019
Hank K
Weesp, The Netherlands
Well worth it

The keep was rebuilt in the 19th Century after the original was destroyed by lightning. Parts of it... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2019
Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 February 2019

This is an impressive structure, full of history. Well-worth the climb up the hill - or else take the cable-car. Allow enough time to walk around inside the structure to savour the history, and outside for the excellent views.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hank K
Reviewed 6 January 2019

The keep was rebuilt in the 19th Century after the original was destroyed by lightning. Parts of it were destroyed in WWII and have been rebuilt since. It sits high on a mountain. The chair lift was fun to go up and down. Spectacular views....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank BigTA
Reviewed 23 December 2018

An enjoyable walk from the tram. We took the chair-life up the hill rather than the gondola as it was more fun. There are several kiosks at the top for a drink, ice-cream etc

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank UniquePerth
Reviewed 31 October 2018

There was cable car and lifting chair service to deliver visitor from low level to the hill where the castle is sited. The castle was preserved well and I highly recommed topay for the ticket to enter the castle.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Besides the stunning structures, the care used in preservation, the multilingual descriptions of artifacts, and the hands on exhibits make this place a joy. It is a great 2-3 hour activity. Take the garden trail down, it's hard work but worth it.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Robert B
Reviewed 25 October 2018

This is one of the twelve original castles which have survived the post-feudal era since 1868 intact. We did take the ropeway to go up the castle because of the steep climb. There is also chairlift as well. Right up to the top, you could...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank thyik
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

This is a well-maintained and well-managed historic sight. You can walk up or take the chairs (no belts) or the ropeway (tram). The grounds are quite large and you can get a great view of the city though that isn’t really the reason to visit...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank williamsM29HU
Reviewed 22 October 2018

It is a lovely relaxing walk up to the castle, through a small forest and on cobbled pathways. The castle itself is most interesting and the view from the top is fantastic and gives a good idea of the surrounding countryside.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

On October 13 2018, I went to Matsuyama Castle. On that day, there is a function that you can wear warrior helmet and armor to take photos. There is a souvenir shop; you can buy ice-cream there. You can enjoy the peaceful mountain view and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

Lovely way to discover the Japonese culture . Interesting to visit and during the day is a very nice walking We are in autumnal season but I think this place is amazing in May with cherry blossom.

Date of experience: October 2018
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