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Matsuyama Castle

Marunouchi, Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture
+81 89-921-4873
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Japanese Castle

Very preserved castle with the view of the city. Cable car or chair lift services are provided so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wayson H
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Great castle

Having seen many of Japan's castles in my four trips, this is one of my favourites. It's quite... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
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Marunouchi, Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture
+81 89-921-4873
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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.

1  Thank Choppies64
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

Thank ChungkaiSin
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

Thank bkpkwok
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

1  Thank luneriel
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.

1  Thank Ursula B
Reviewed 18 October 2017

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 19 September 2017

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
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Hye Rim L
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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.