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Matsuyama Castle

Opens in 28 min: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Great views

We were a little half-hearted about visiting yet another Japanese castle, but this one was... read more

Reviewed today
Okayama Prefecture, Japan
Friendly little castle at its origins!

Matsuyama Castle is on the top of the hill which overlooking the entire city of Matsuyama. To get... read more

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Marunouchi, Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture
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Reviewed today

We were a little half-hearted about visiting yet another Japanese castle, but this one was different. It is on a steeper, higher hill than usual. That's why we needed the ropeway to get up there. A pleasant stroll through castle grounds to get to the...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Matsuyama Castle is on the top of the hill which overlooking the entire city of Matsuyama. To get to the castle you must take the cable cars. The full access fees to the castle, including the return cable car ride is at ¥1,200. We enjoyed...More

Thank Alvin_Phey
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must visit in Matsuyama. It cost about 510 yen for the admission and cable car or chairlift. There is still a distance from the cable car station to the castle. As it is located on a hill so the steps can be a little...More

1  Thank myonlywan2012
Reviewed 6 days ago

Took cable car or chair up to castle area. Walked on up a slope rather than steps, not too arduous reached the top. Beautiful grounds with cherry blossom trees and beautiful pines. There was a coffe shop and souvenier shop and a place to sit...More

1  Thank Norma W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most folk take the cable car or chair lift but a few brave soles walk the 200m climb Spectacular views of the city from many vantage points but equally interesting are the many turrets and inner rooms and the exhibition explaining the history, plus the...More

1  Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent several hours walking through the castle which is huge and vey impressive. Ascent was pretty steep. Nature was breathtaking.

2  Thank Ryokoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Matsuyama Castle is quite beautiful. It is a nice journey to get there as well. The staircases are quite steep though!

Thank Deniz E
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Access by chairlift for a tranquil ascent listening to the wind chimes although you can walk up or use the ropeway (cable car). The castle tower views are stunning. Stairs are steep . The gates are large fortified wood and iron. The stone of the...More

1  Thank Wendy119186363
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

This is a historical building that you can't miss. For one person , admission fee is about 500yen. For round trip cable car going up And down, it is also about 500

1  Thank Moaimoaimoai
Reviewed June 23, 2018

Don't miss this lovely castle. Take the chair lift to the castle and explore. The views from the top are magnificent. And you can reward yourself with an Orange Ice Cream!

1  Thank Robert D
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I would ask the concierge of the local hotel you are staying at about available portable devices.