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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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  • Matsuyama Castle's 400th, awesome! I am happy also overlooks the city from the tower. Turn the gun when it was against the hole and hole to watch the interest.
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  • I was able to wear body armor while climbing to the! Warriors feel it, take pictures. Have a real knife (cased), deeply, feel the weight and not to the other Castle activities was very good. Weather walking course go to the Castle and climb even better, but if you're up in the lift and feel good! ~
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  • 天守閣裡有一條好直又長的木梯比遊客往上參觀的,上到第二層還有很大的不同的房間,有展覽品,有模仿的武士刀給遊客可以試拿刀的重量。而最美的是頂部,能觀望東南西北四方,一望無際,非常讚嘆~ 只是風很大,2月亦算有點冷,要注意保溫~ 整體很壯觀,值得一去~  more »
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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