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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Matsuyama Castle and many more Matsuyama attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Matsuyama day trip site .
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  • We visited in Ehime Prefecture. To use the ropeway to the castle for the first time at the slightly higher. Pine was good, and got to walk to the Castle, I felt a good stone wall is. So will very much miss this time of year there are cherry blossoms, Castle, some places in pine looks green. I think Castle-type take off your shoes, get relatively turned around and easy to make. It is so nice to also see the Castle from afar since the attractions are walking distance.
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  • It is along with Himeji Castle, where most existing 12 Castle in ruins of a castle. If that one is with Castle ropeway and lift using landmarks in about 10 minutes easy Castle and Tower reach. Tower area & think you can enjoy the stunning ruins Coalition donjon tour alone. Another is the black door area road towards a major monzeki the ninomaru ruins. In the deep forest in the old cobbled hairpin turn surrounded by stone walls is followed by a refreshing smell, makes you forget the spiciness of the mountain so sweaty. And suddenly appeared high, high stone wall. Towering over the high stone wall folding Tenshu. And I admire will lighten the steps to the Castle. Unfortunately is that parking is open until 9 o'clock. Do not stay near the ruins of a castle in this area in the early morning. For tours of the Castle are from 9 a.m. is not 1番乗ri. It is a mechanical "Matsuyama Castle parking lot" also ", two round the parking garage", I'm asking you to open 24-hour. (As you want, but so is the ruins of a castle which prepared free parking really is saying...)
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  • It was reminiscent of using the cable car up and down lift because it was rushed, but if next time, like walking down alone and attributed to the car. The roads are well maintained, balanced. Didn't seem as it takes time. And, weather permitting, from the ropeway much lift we recommend. Wasn't working, it feels good. Of course, castles and spacious, very friendly and helpful,
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  • The scenery is nice, if you get inside for around 500 yen you can also try to wear samurai's armor or lift the weight of a real katana.
  • I took cable car up to castle and walked down to entry. The castle has had long history and preserved well. Worth to check it out.
  • I only saw some castles in Japan, but that's what I've found so far fascinating. I can really breathe the atmosphere that was once. To go you can choose between ropeway or a long steps.
  • Very well preserved castle to let you experience how great is the engineering of ancient Japanese. This castle is located at the top of the Matsuyama city, which you can enjoy 360 degree of landscape . Also ,you can access to the top of the castle and understand the internal structure of the building. The rope rail is worth to try, great fun.
  • Fantastic highlight when visiting Matsuyama - this is the best experience I've had in Japan visiting a castle. You can climb up or take the nearby cable car. It's well worth going inside for all the exhibits (also in English). You can dress up like a samurai, hold a sword, and look out from the top for a spectacular view.

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Where to stay in Matsuyama

You'll find hotels and other accommodations dotted across the center of Matsuyama, with the Nibancho district northeast of the main train station offering perhaps the greatest variety. From high rise-hotels to side-street hostels and guesthouses, the area offers accommodations to suit a range of budgets and styles, close to all the amenities and attractions around Shiroyama Park. Farther northeast, the area around Dogo Onsen offers a number of hotels with onsite onsen (traditional Japanese spas).
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