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Matsuyama Castle

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Address: Marunouchi, Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 89-921-4873
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Wow what a great place to visit!

Really interesting, nice tough climb to top and only 500 yen, but what interesting things they have to see inside the castle- historically very well documented.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting, nice tough climb to top and only 500 yen, but what interesting things they have to see inside the castle- historically very well documented.

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Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is worth to visit at least once when you visit Matsuyama. You can reach there either on foot(takes around 20 min.) or cable-car but personaly, I recommend to go by 'Chair-Lift' to go up the castle and down on foot. This castle is located on top of small mountain or heal then, when you go up 4th level of... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent display of history, the workmanship, attention to detail and design are excellent. I have seen a few castles in Japan and like all including this one, they are all unique with their subtle differences. The display of swords, speers and body armour is impressive, there's even a cabinet where you can feel the weight of the swords used in... More 

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Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

There is the night light show on summer weekends at the castle. I went there before the sun set. It is nice to see the castle in spotlight.

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Very large castle to be reached by cable car (and some final walking), with a well decorated interior to be visited. Rather unique in Japan.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

The castle is reasonably nice, thoughI saw it towards the end of my Japan travels and I'd seen better ones elsewhere (e.g. Nagoya). It does give you a decent view of the city and the grounds are not too bad.

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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

If you afraid of height or have knee problem that not fit for you. The stair very steep and narrow. Only walk around the basement that will be ok. Don't forget to try ice cream (Orange flavor) that awesome to taste after the long walk.

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Cremona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Nice castle to visit considering the location and facility to get it. Interesting all the area around including the park at the garden at the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

I visited the castle with two "volunteer guides" (friendly retired Japanese people that serve as guide for free. However, they also do it to train their English so don't expect to fully understand everything) that gave me some extra information and were adorable so if an old Japanese ask you if you would like to be guided don't hesitate (I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

A must-see in Ehime. I know there are many castles to see in Japan, but this was unlike any over. The walking trail is not that hard, but it definitely takes some effort. There is ropeway to take if you don't want to hike. Once you reach the entrance, you have to take off your shoes and climb a steep... More 

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