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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  • Go up to the top by ropeway. So there are frequent aerial tramway to wait not so much. Matsuyama city views from the Castle.
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  • Small Tower, big Tower, plenty of watchtowers and Gates is a splendid Castle. Beautiful high stone walls. I just admire the technical people at that time built a castle it's just on the top of the mountain. I think you'd better go in empty-handed before buying souvenirs, such as, so you can climb up to the Castle, but pretty steep stairs in the building where the. Castles lit up at night and the clean.
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  • You could desire, this time finally come! Eat delicious okaido Udon noodles to eat, because the emergency area (lol) day was a little tired by ropeway climbing line, we enjoyed walking back up to the gondola station. Here and enjoy the climbing Ishigaki left only with Hikone Castle, while the tower and turret! Seen only here "of your Crest" of tiles! They've checked. There are the castle of Himeji Castle, as well as a set of equations. Also view from the Castle (so doing lit up at night) can be overlooking the Matsuyama city from the Seto Inland Sea is Matsuyama Castle create an opportunity and want to visit again!
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  • Matsuyama castle stands on top of a hill. It is one of the 3 major flatland-mountain castles in Japan. This could be one of the best castle in Japan. You can take a short cable car to this castle, or a very unique one person cable car, or just hike there for a couple of minutes. The view is just stunning once you reach the top of the castle. There are some stores up there. There is also a Japanese garden down the hill and it cost ¥200 for the entrance fee.
  • My favorite castle in Japan. It is 1 of the 12 originals left and the museum inside has some great pieces. Plus you can try on a samurai costume for pictures. The gardens just outside the entrance are great for cherry blossom viewing in spring. The ice cream shop sells Mikan (orange) flavor which Ehime is famous for and Sakura (cherry blossom) flavor in the spring.
  • A large fortification with lots of "nasty" surprises for any attacker. Beautifully restored. Gracefully curved walls. Lots of multilingual and detailed explanations along the route. I recommend the chairlift to reach the castle. Great view from the upper floors of the towers.
  • Very impressive Castle, there are a Chairlift and elevator up, but walking up through the lower battlements gives a much better feel of the place. Terrasse on top is open till 21:00 so good for viewing the sunset over the city and bay.
  • Take a ropeway and ride a chair lift or cable car to the castle. Ridding a chairlift is fun (recommended). If is rains, they not allow ridding a chair lift. Walk about 15 minutes to the castle and pass sakura and plum trees, very beautiful. The shoes locker is very helpfull, you do not need to carry them along the way. View from the top is awesome!!! You can see the city, mountain and sea. You can try ware a weapon and armor.
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