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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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  • The Matsuyama Castle is impressive and well worth visiting. It is one of Japans original castles and probably one of my favorites. You can either walk here or take a lift up, I walked and man it was.....  more »
  • This is one of the most beautiful black castle in Japan as opposed to the famous white castle in Himeji. You can easily walk up to the donjon. I like the night view better...  more »
  • Have been to many Japanese castles, and this is certainly one of the most impressive - because of the extensive stone walls, the expansiveness of the compound, and the quality of the restorations as well as the items exhibited within the castle. Highly recommended.
  • Beautiful and large original Japanese castle. I didn’t know this castle is really cool and large.
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