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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Matsuyama Castle and many more Matsuyama attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Matsuyama day trip site .
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  • As this castle is on top of the hill, you can walk up or catch the cable car or chairlift there. We caught the cable car up and chairlift down. I particularly like the chairlift as it's quite slow so ...  more »
  • What's not to love about an old castle on top of a hill which you arrive to via cable car! You've to walk the final few hundred yards but immaculate toilets and shops to keep you going.  more »
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  • Surrounded by a lovely park, Matsuyama castle is a enjoyable place for a moderately strenuous city hike. I personally hiked two of the paths and noted on the map that there is a sky chair lift for those that may be interested in an easier option. Once at the top there are beautiful views of the surrounding city and of course the Castle itself. One could only imagine how spectacular it would have appeared at the time of its creation.
  • Excellent castle, one of the real ones left remaining that's also located on top of a mountain. Definitely worth a visit while visiting Japan.
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