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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
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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A good castle

Lovely walk up to the castle through the forest and gardens. The castle is cleverly restored and well presented

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely walk up to the castle through the forest and gardens. The castle is cleverly restored and well presented

Thank tav_mind
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful castle, very well preserved and restored. A must-see in Matsuyama (in fact, the reason to come to this town as a tourist). History-lovers will not be disappointed.

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a lovely relaxing walk up to the castle, through a small forest and on cobbled pathways. The castle itself is most interesting and although one is given a brochure in English on it, it does not explain many of the exhibits very well. However it is possible to make educated guesses about many of the displays. The view... More 

1 Thank suem030
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This imposing structure is both fascinating inside and outside. Each season gives a different aspect to the solid construction of this important cultural property. Similarly, the night view of the Castle with its floodlit relief against the dark sky can really get your imagination working overtime!! The chronology of Matsuyama Castle goes back as far as 1603. The Small Tower... More 

2 Thank QueenofCarlisle
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

2 Thank colin1957
Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

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 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank TWHK
Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank PsychoSavager

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