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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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  • Using the ropeway or lift, mountain man Tower in a 10-minute walk from there. Castle on the Hill, so Matsuyama city looking East-West North-South. Was the end of January was blooming plum tree a little.
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  • 我們家是直接從東雲神社那邊爬上去的。其實體力可以的話爬這段路還蠻不錯的,但能去搭鞦韆上山也應該很好玩啦。 日本三大連立式城池之一的松山城真的很美。進去參觀時最大的感想就是「日本人爬的樓梯怎麼都這麼窄又這麼陡」,但天氣好時爬上去天守閣(有小天守和大天守)可以看到超棒的市景。走累了出來可以吃個愛媛縣特產蜜柑口味的霜淇淋,頗好吃的。 
  • In fine weather, Tower views helped entire Matsuyama. Climbing by aerial tramway or lift on the way in, in a 10-minute walk will take you to the top. One month but already bloomed plum. Many tourists take pictures, couples and families come and visited sightseeing. Seems to be liberating feeling overwhelmed, enclosed by stone walls. Also there with thin, narrow stairs in a recommended in the elderly.
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  • Really beautiful, worth a visit. You can even wear an armor! Do I need to say anything else?
  • This is one of my favourite castles in Japan, along with Himeji Castle. The top is quite pretty and has a beautiful views of Matsuyama. There's also ice cream, food stalls and bathrooms at the top before you enter the castle itself. It's one of the original castles around Japan and the castle complex below is vibrant with a really relaxed atmosphere. There's also a garden (with an entry fee) within this castle complex at the base of the mound that's worth a visit.
  • 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
  • This place is gorgeous and the panoramic view from top is breathtaking! Unlike the concrete castle in Osaka, this castle is still preserved in wood. Chairlift up the mountain was fantastic!
  • One of my favorite castles in Japan. Go there a couple hours before sunset to explore before watching the sun set over Matsuyama.