21 Important Cultural Properties Including the Castle Tower. The Symbol of Matsuyama City, Also Famous as an Impregnable Castle.
Matsuyama Castle is an iconic symbol of Matsuyama City, and it is also famous as being an impregnable castle. Here you’ll find 21 Important Cultural Properties, including the castle tower, as well as various sights to see, such as the castle tower, Ichinomon, and Shitakemon. There are also precious items on display inside the castle tower.
It’s also fun to look at the ingenious impregnable designs of the castle, including the latticed window-style doors, gaps, and stone drops.
There is also a corner where you can try on armor and test out matchlock guns, giving you the chance to experience history hands-on while enjoying some photo ops. (※Currently cancelled to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Current as of December 2020.)
Furthermore, the castle tower is lit up at nighttime. The inner citadel plaza at the summit of the hill offers a stunning night view of Matsuyama City.
Cherry blossoms bloom in the inner citadel plaza every spring, and it is a famous cherry blossom viewing spot.
There are also various attractions around Matsuyama Castle, and visitors should be sure to check out the shops on the Ropeway Shopping Street.
An iconic symbol of Matsuyama City.
21 Important Cultural Properties on the premises.
Take in the ingenious impregnable design of the castle.
Popular as both a night view spot and a cherry blossom viewing location.
Various other attractions in the area around Matsuyama Castle.
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- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 3-2-46 Okaido, Matsuyama City, Ehime
- Admission (Matsuyama Castle’s Castle Tower Admission Ticket)
Adults 520 yen
Children (elementary school students) 160 yen
※Round-trip ropeway tickets are 520 yen for adults and 260 yen for children.
※Please see official website for details.
- 3rd Wednesday of December
9:00am-5:00pm (Admission up until 30 minutes before closing)
※Hours vary by season. Please see official website for details.
- About a 5-minute walk from the Iyotetsu City Train’s “Okaido” stop to the ropeway platform. After about a 3-minute ride on the ropeway, about a 10-minute walk to the castle tower entrance.
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)