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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  • 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 »
  • This was one of the reasons I chose to stay in Matsuyama and it was a good choice. The castle is perched high on a hill overlooking the city with views out to the Seto Sea. The views alone are worth.....  more »
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  • One of my favorite castles to visit in Japan. Very peaceful place to walk, with a lot of impressive views of the city. There is a lot of information about the castles history in English. You can walk up to the castle, takes between 5-10 minutes or you can go by cable cart.
  • One of the better castles I have been in Japan. Many displays, many relics, everything in English, with a spectacular view over the city on at least three levels. Gives you a very good idea how life was in Japan's early heyday. When in town, a good idea to spend an hour. One of the better things to do in this town.

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