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Matsuyama Castle

21 Important Cultural Properties Including the Castle Tower. The Symbol of Matsuyama City, Also Famous as an Impregnable Castle.

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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.

Highlights

  • 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.

Photos

  • Matsuyama Castle, an iconic symbol of Matsuyama City

    Matsuyama Castle, an iconic symbol of Matsuyama City

  • The night view from the inner citadel plaza of Matsuyama Castle at the hill’s summit

    The night view from the inner citadel plaza of Matsuyama Castle at the hill’s summit

  • Exhibitions inside the castle tower

    Exhibitions inside the castle tower

  • Exhibitions inside the castle tower

    Exhibitions inside the castle tower

  • Exhibitions inside the castle tower

    Exhibitions inside the castle tower

  • The corner for trying on armor and testing out matchlock guns is also popular.
(※Currently cancelled to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Current as of December 2020.)

    The corner for trying on armor and testing out matchlock guns is also popular. (※Currently cancelled to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Current as of December 2020.)

Reviews

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  • 李宜瑄

    坐索道纜車也是一種難得的體驗,來到松山一定要來松山城走走。

  • 黃進中

    日本100名城及現存12天守之一,最後的完整城郭建築,可以選擇搭乘纜車或是走路上來,搭纜車六分鐘,和走路也差不多

  • 林素娥

    上下搭乘纜車我覺得是最有趣的點,尤其是搭乘所謂リフト單人䌫車,往下看到自己雙腳騰空好像雲端漫步一樣,驚險刺激度還蠻高的

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Details

Name in Japanese
松山城
Postal Code
790-0004
Address
3-2-46 Okaido, Matsuyama City, Ehime
Telephone
089-921-4873
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.
Closed
3rd Wednesday of December
Hours
9:00am-5:00pm (Admission up until 30 minutes before closing)
※Hours vary by season. Please see official website for details.
Access
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)