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Matsuyama Castle, Matsuyama

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Visit Matsuyama Castle to experience a centuries-old structure that offers a peek into feudal Japan. Originally built between 1602 and 1628, the castle has undergone careful historic restorations twice, first in the early 19th century after a lighting strike, and again after American bombing in World War II destroyed parts of the building. Access the castle, which stands atop a mountain, from the city center via cable car, chairlift, or on foot. Climb the castle's steep, narrow stairs to appreciate the panoramic views of Matsuyama from its towers. Put Matsuyama Castle into our Matsuyama vacation generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • March of this year I visited for the first time. By focusing on this castle, sprawls across the city. Castle is very good, the castle grounds are vast. Other castles and also has a different taste.
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  • Had bloomed in Matsuyama city, the next day. In the rain, climbed ropeway in suspension lift. In the two and a half minutes, arrived. From there go up towards the Castle, but quite away, not barrier-free. Ieyasu accepted the deeds of arms, Hideyoshi found Shizugatake seven spear one, then at Sekigahara East with Kato Yoshiaki in 1603 began construction. I called this place was named "Matsuyama" at the same time. Before the castle was completed after 25 years, Jia ming was transferred to Aizu would otherwise have been. 取ri潰shi would be to establish round the gamō clan came from DEWA province and then, in the middle of the sankin died and had no legitimate child. Then in 1635 from the kuwana Castle and Matsudaira, since until the Meiji Restoration. Just by reading this history, we thought the curious fate of this castle. Further burnt most of Matsuyama Castle by lightning in 1784, made reconstruction of 1854. After two years in the time of the Meiji Restoration. Now fasten the made time remains to Japan now at the time of his, the Castle has become one of the 12 castles presence. However, after the Meiji Restoration as arson, fire, war, loss and different types of buildings, rebuilt for repeated how buildings at any time of haven't checked yet a new one or what might be mistaken. Understand practical Castle air gun between the Castle, as well as the road to the Castle as a castle, enemy not away from what a maze-like stones dropped from view. Has been excellent in the exhibit but dignified appearance, such as Himeji-Jo Castle Castle Tower is a 3-tier, tour but yes there. It would be more fun to learn in advance. 逸shimashita cherry blossoms at this time, but in full bloom in the fine, it's beautiful. Nice Castle ninomaru historical garden views over stone walls when you get off on the bottom.
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  • 4/6 afternoon flight home so we went to Matsuyama Castle of desire in the morning. This year was slow to flowering cherry blossoms blooming clean and hotel was. Went by ropeway to wanted to ride on the lift on the way back, but a little rushed since also got by ropeway. Maybe you'd better because there are many steep steps to the top of the Castle were tempered with legs. Great castles and a good vantage point. Memories of the journey is drinking the faucet from orange juice drank in Ehime shop on the left side on the way back from the gondola station at street!
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  • 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 battle-so balanced. The higher you climb the better the views of Matsuyama.
  • Great views of the city from up in the castle. There are several artifacts on display inside. Staircases within the castle are very steep.
  • I know Himeji and Hikone castle. Matsuyama castle can easily compete with those two. It has great architecture and a nice view in every direction.
  • Mostly original castle. Less crowded than Himeji. Beautiful views. Interesting collection off armour and exhibits.
  • One of Japan's best castles. It's on a hilltop in the middle of the city so it has great views. the chairlift is a nice way to get to the castle