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Matsuyama Castle

Marunouchi, Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture
+81 89-921-4873
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A very beautiful 17th. Century Castle. Light hiking and other options to gain access to the top... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perry H
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San Diego, California
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Greatly preserved

Had a pleasant visit to this castle completed in early 17th century. We also lost a cell phone but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jean S
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“cable car” (31 reviews)
“walk up” (5 reviews)
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Marunouchi, Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture
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"great view of the city"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very beautiful 17th. Century Castle. Light hiking and other options to gain access to the top like cable car or cable chairs. The Castle is well kept and inside the castle are nice displays of swords, spears, and armor. The grounds are well kept...More

1  Thank Perry H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a pleasant visit to this castle completed in early 17th century. We also lost a cell phone but found it by their great assistant which was instant and efficient. Definitely recommendable for visitor coming to matsuyama city

1  Thank Jean S
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

This castle is not the largest nor most impressive one that I have visited in Japan. However, I was able to walk and take photos in a peaceful environment. Other castles were so much more packed with visitors that diminished the enjoyment drastically. The renovations...More

2  Thank travelmomVancouver
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

I personally like this castle than Osaka castle. This is because Matsuyama castle is more close to the one in the old days; more woods, stairs... On the other hand, this may cause some problems if you accompany small kids or those who have clutches...More

2  Thank TOkada
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Very preserved castle with the view of the city. Cable car or chair lift services are provided so just require a little walk.

Thank Wayson H
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Having seen many of Japan's castles in my four trips, this is one of my favourites. It's quite spread out with lots to see and some great views. We enjoyed both the cable car up the hill and the walk back down through the park.

2  Thank Choppies64
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

The ropeway or gondola to the entrance of the castle is 270yens for single trip. Return tickets is discounted at 519 yens. Free entrance to the castle. But additional fee oif 510 tens into the castle core. But you may takes from the surrounding path....More

1  Thank ChungkaiSin
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

We spent around 1 - 2 hours visiting this Castle, walking up for photo talking and went to the top for view of city in four directions. Be aware that it was quite windy up there so dressed for it. Stories and explanation on exhibits...More

1  Thank bkpkwok
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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

So we didn’t have the chance to visit kumamoto since it was damaged during the earth break and is not accessible from inside but we did a lot of castle in Japan and this one is going straight after himeji in the best visit. We...More

2  Thank luneriel
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Matsuyama castle is one of the best and largest reconstructed old fortresses in Japan only topped by Himeji. You get a good impression of the duties of the Samurais. It was not a living quarter.

2  Thank Ursula B
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I would ask the concierge of the local hotel you are staying at about available portable devices.
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