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Matsuyama Castle

  • Matsuyama Castle
  • Matsuyama Castle
  • Matsuyama Castle
  • Matsuyama Castle


    This is one of only twelve surviving castle towers built during or by Edo period. Construction started in 1602, and it took a quarter of a century to complete. Located in the centre of the city, the top of the castle tower overlooks the Matsuyama plain and the Seto Inland Sea. The defensive walls include sections that climb up the hill in the manner of Japanese castles built in Korea.South of the castle remains almost in perfect condition. The entire area of Shiroyama-kōen Park within the moat is a national historic site, and 21 buildings are designated important national cultural properties.  The castle is selected a higher rank every year in “TripAdvisor Top 20 Castles in Japan”. It’s also famous for its cherry blossoms.

    Basic information

    Marunouchi, Matsuyama City
    How to Get There
    10 minute walk from Chojaganaru ropeway and lift station
    *20-30 minute walk from the paths up to the castle
    Open time
    Castle tower 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. (Last entry at 4:30 p.m.; varies according to the season)
    Castle Tower: the third Wednesday of December
    Adult: ¥520, Child: ¥160
    • Accessible by public transportation
    Who are you traveling with?
    • Family
    • Couple
    • Friends
    • Alone
    • Senior
    Recommended seasons
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Autumn
    • Winter
    Please be aware that changes may be made to the information due to various circumstances.
    For the latest information, please contact the respective facilities directly.
    ・Paid parking lot

    Detailed information

    089-921-4873 (Matsuyama Castle General Office)
    Web Site
    This information is correct as of 3/2023. For details, please visit the official website of each facility or contact each facility.