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. Plan to visit Bitchu Matsuyama Castle during your Takahashi vacation using our convenient Takahashi tour planning tool .
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  • September 23, 2017
    A little narrow and difficult to clutch at the car while running the road arrives at the free car park. From there paid buses go to parking on a bit more. Arrive at the Castle and climbed the mountain path about 20 minutes from here, but it again?. And see the Castle, turning takes no time. Only points can also be overlooking the city. And can be easily goes pavements in branches on the way down.
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  • September 20, 2017
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  • September 16, 2017
    Of the extant Castle 12 I was surprised and not stamped Castle is a fortress located in the tallest one precious catch phrase, but don't get any. Thanks from the parking lot shuttle and bus from climb just 15 minutes and was a good exercise.
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  • May 8, 2017
    Beautiful, small castle with gorgeous views overlooking the city. Definitely on the list to visit if you're interested in original castles, as there are not many left. Also, probably due to the remote location, it's not very crowded and the hike up is steep. There are buses running that you can take. Cheap 300¥ admission.
  • July 4, 2017
    Lovely Japanese castle on top of a mountain. Great views around the area. I took the hiking trail which was a bit of a walk from the train station, but bus service is available.
  • May 10, 2017
    Small, but adorable castle at the top of a mountain. You can take a bus about 4/5 of the way to the top, but it's a hike from there. Beware the steep steps within the castle.
  • July 17, 2016
    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.
  • October 22, 2016
    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.

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