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Matsuyama Castle

Marunouchi, Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture
+81 89-921-4873
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Beautiful architecture and wonderful scenary

Main tower is one of the oldest dozen towers in Japan. It is three story high but you can enjoy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Emorse0
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Atmospheric

I have to admit that being disabled, I did not enter the castle building itself as apparently it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Adam181
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“walk up” (5 reviews)
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Marunouchi, Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture
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"cable car"
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"great view of the city"
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"walk up"
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"chair lift"
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"rope way"
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"samurai armour"
in 4 reviews
"on foot"
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"small mountain"
in 3 reviews
"stone walls"
in 4 reviews
"steep stairs"
in 4 reviews
"hill top"
in 3 reviews
"vending machine"
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"original style"
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"three story"
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"three hours"
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"safety net"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Main tower is one of the oldest dozen towers in Japan. It is three story high but you can enjoy 360degree view of the city, islands and mountains from the top as it stand on the hill top. You can try wearing samurai helmet and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to admit that being disabled, I did not enter the castle building itself as apparently it had quite steep steps inside. However members of our family did so and both enjoyed it, and admired the view. However I did climb up to the...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 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 9 April 2018 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.

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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.

3  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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Response from Paul O | Reviewed this property |
I would ask the concierge of the local hotel you are staying at about available portable devices.
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