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Matsuyama Castle

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    This is one of only twelve surviving castle towers built during or before the 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 the castle 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

    Address
    Marunouchi, Matsuyama City
    How to Get There
    About a 5 minute walk from Okaido Streetcar Station
    Open time
    Castle tower 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. [Last entry at 4:30 p.m.; varies according to the season]
    Closed
    Castle Tower: the third Wednesday of December
    Fee
    Adult: ¥520, Child: ¥160
    Filters
    • Accessible by public transportation
    • Wi-Fi available
    • Credit cards accepted
    Who are you traveling with?
    • Family
    • Couple
    • Friends
    • Alone
    • Senior
    Recommended seasons
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Autumn
    • Winter
    Note
    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

    Phone
    089-921-4873 [Matsuyama Castle General Office]
    Web Site
    http://www.matsuyamajo.jp/
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