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Bitchu Matsuyama Castle, Takahashi
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Look through the mists of time at Bitchu Matsuyama Castle. Perched high on a steep mountain, this is the oldest and highest surviving castle in the country, and one of only 12 mountain-top fortifications to have survived the post-feudal age. Consider a morning visit, when the castle seems to sit magically upon an ocean of clouds that stretch across the valley. You'll need to hike about 20 minutes from the end of the road to the top, or about an hour from the station, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring along plenty of water. Our Takahashi trip builder makes visiting Bitchu Matsuyama Castle and other Takahashi attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Go on foot at the private bus from the parking lot, which continues climbing stairs and a slope 700 m steep Castle stairs and wonders of easy-to-walk shoes. You can see the city walls, the castle is located in a great castle on the mountain since it views as beautiful, as used in the opening video of the Taiga drama Sanada-Maru.
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  • Place in the oldest extant fortress situated in the mountains of bicchu and battle Mori and Hideie. Also took a rest during a climb to the built-in help, and also visited Oishi kuranosuke in the Edo period remain. Bitchū Matsuyama Castle is like a natural Castle fortress built to harm in opening of Sanada-Maru, used even images.
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  •  Followed by Takeda Castle last year, this year I went to bitchū Matsuyama Castle. And the journey can be lucky enough to encounter the beautiful clouds and very memorable.  Noriai taxi to visit the sea of clouds from which the best season seems to have equipped Observatory in the mountains next to the Matsuyama Castle, early in the morning, travel tourist office to book in advance the first sea tour. Bitchū-Takahashi station departed on the flight of the 8:00 we had the night before, but with eight Jumbo taxi flights to this day participants. To go up the mountain, misty was to leave the station cloudy from the town Castle was a status cannot be verified, but as gradually brighter weather was past the halfway up a mountain, sky had become clear.  Earlier this year in States in the cloud today on the official story, and stopped several cars arrived at the Observatory, and already seen local photographers and to the local people as the best, whichever comes first from 5:00 aiming at the chance this place sitting in the or was it. After admiring the scenery of the Castle now, floating in the clouds once back at the station, check out the hotel aimed at bellows pass by 9: 50 departing from noriai taxi station now. Because this is a long-awaited opportunity, travel guide, I ask, the bigwigs from the pass, also comes back to the original pass, asked a guide while walking together. Participants and our middle aged male, 3 women of the castle like one could guide and it is explained very carefully.  Adjust the time, told a taxi going down the mountain in the bellows pass time, so to is, we've tourist is due to personal considerably over time flexible staff where you will find is. Also half is advisable from a taxi stop actively taxi ride home, and as we explore the landmarks, was after all the passengers got off in old Samurai residences. Takahashi city, bitchū Matsuyama Castle was central to local rather efforts he is like and also for the tourists who go to the store where staff to show you around, get discounted rates a lot, was a very enjoyable experience. It is recommended that finally Ayu dishes of local and Indian tomato noodles have a chance, in the event once it.
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  • Small mountain top castle with a great view. It's a bit of effort to get up to it but i'd recommend it as the castle itself has been restored beautifully and the views across the country side are great.
  • One of the few original castles of Japan and this one has spectacular views over the town from it. You will need to take a cab to get here from the train station as it is quite far.
  • It's a very small castle (feels more like a house on the inside) but it's also Japan's oldest, and is located on top of a forested mountain rather than the middle of a city.
  • Sky Castle boom so far engaged in earlier. It's climb, and then enjoy great kitsui. By all means stop by.
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  • A complete fortress. Fifth went by car, shuttle to hachigōme. Travellers and look up in the walk from the parking lot two hours said. Using the shuttle bus at the time. Round trip 300 yen. (Free for children) adults 300 yen needed to go to the Castle area. Note car parking is free of charge. From hachigōme arrive at the Summit in about 20 minutes. Rock on the stone wall restoration.
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