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Matsuyama Castle

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On October 13 2018, I went to Matsuyama Castle. On that day, there is a function that you can wear... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hong Kong, China
If you are in Matsuyama is a must to see

Lovely way to discover the Japonese culture . Interesting to visit and during the day is a very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Marunouchi, Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank catrinac63
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

1  Thank nicestella
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are many castle in Japan. But here is one of beautiful castle. Good design building and beautiful garden. And visitors can understand many Ideas in castle to protect from rival.

Thank Hiroaosta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a little half-hearted about visiting yet another Japanese castle, but this one was different. It is on a steeper, higher hill than usual. That's why we needed the ropeway to get up there. A pleasant stroll through castle grounds to get to the...More

1  Thank Stephenbkk20156
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Matsuyama Castle is on the top of the hill which overlooking the entire city of Matsuyama. To get to the castle you must take the cable cars. The full access fees to the castle, including the return cable car ride is at ¥1,200. We enjoyed...More

Thank Alvin_Phey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must visit in Matsuyama. It cost about 510 yen for the admission and cable car or chairlift. There is still a distance from the cable car station to the castle. As it is located on a hill so the steps can be a little...More

1  Thank myonlywan2012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took cable car or chair up to castle area. Walked on up a slope rather than steps, not too arduous reached the top. Beautiful grounds with cherry blossom trees and beautiful pines. There was a coffe shop and souvenier shop and a place to sit...More

1  Thank Norma W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Most folk take the cable car or chair lift but a few brave soles walk the 200m climb Spectacular views of the city from many vantage points but equally interesting are the many turrets and inner rooms and the exhibition explaining the history, plus the...More

1  Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 9 September 2018

We spent several hours walking through the castle which is huge and vey impressive. Ascent was pretty steep. Nature was breathtaking.

2  Thank Ryokoo
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Matsuyama Castle is quite beautiful. It is a nice journey to get there as well. The staircases are quite steep though!

Thank Deniz E
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I would ask the concierge of the local hotel you are staying at about available portable devices.