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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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Night light show

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Hong Kong
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Hong Kong
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Gianpaolo B
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 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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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

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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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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