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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 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. The entire area of the castle park within the moat is a national historic site, and 21 buildings are designated important national cultural properties.  In 2019, it came 4th in a ranking of the most satisfying Japanese castles to visit. It’s also famous for its cherry blossoms.

    Basic information

    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]
    Castle Tower: the third Wednesday of December
    Adult: ¥520, Child: ¥160
    • 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
    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