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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
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
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
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
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
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