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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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A good old Japanese feudal castle

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Nicolas R
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Cremona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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1 Thank Gianpaolo B
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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1 Thank Nicolas R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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2 Thank Miriam_2008
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit place in Ehime. Walking trail is not that hard but there is ropeway to take ¥270 per trip. You can see Matsuyama city from this point.

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1 Thank Jittima P
Tokyo, Japan
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Matsuyama Castle sits at the top of a hill in the middle of the city. You can take a ropeway or a single-rider lift (like a ski lift) to go up and down. You can buy the tickets for everything at the base station from a vending machine and there are staff there to assist you if needed. There is... More 

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Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We really enjoyed our visit to Matsuyama castle. It its well preserved, and the stone walls are spectacular. The exhibitions are interesting and easy to follow for English speakers, thanks to the plentiful and informative signage. We got the ropeway up, which we appreciated (it's walkable), and wanderd down on foot when we were done.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The castle is within easy reach. After taking off from a street car station, I walked for 10 minutes to the cable car station. This short street is already a character of its own, small family-owned shops of some variety. The fore ground of the castle is a huge garden, with Sakura frees. The structure of the castle is not... More 

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Sagamihara, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Very interesting tour ... especially since it's a "real" castle and not a concrete reconstruction. Great way to spend a few hours in Matsuyama (and the best reason to go to Matsuyama).

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1 Thank Carter G
Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Even though this castle was rebuilt in the 1850's and some towers added in the 1960's the castle has some fantastic relics, and an authentic feel. I felt this was a better excursion than Osaka castle. The walk up isn't that hard so the chairlift is probably not worth it, but it's only 520yen. I'd recommend walking down the hill... More 

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Tokyoi
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This is one of the 12 castles that is in its original form since the Edo period, which dates back 400 years. It is beautifully stunning!! Must go!

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