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Matsuyama Castle

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Well preserved castle

There was cable car and lifting chair service to deliver visitor from low level to the hill where... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Hong Kong, China

Besides the stunning structures, the care used in preservation, the multilingual descriptions of... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
Robert B
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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
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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
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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
1  Thank nicestella
Reviewed 3 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hiroaosta
Reviewed 24 September 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Stephenbkk20156
Reviewed 24 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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I would ask the concierge of the local hotel you are staying at about available portable devices.