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“Huge hilltop castle”
Review of Matsuyama Castle

Matsuyama Castle
Ranked #1 of 126 things to do in Matsuyama
Certificate of Excellence
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waiwera
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44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Huge hilltop castle”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Use the ropeway to get up the hill and walk back down if you have time. Very impressive walled castle with many interesting artifacts inside. Try the green tea icecream in the grounds. Very yummy!

Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Paul B
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Nishinomiya, Japan
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Ride up hike down.”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

I forgot how much I enjoy going to Japanese castles coming here. This is one of the real castles too. No rebuilt concrete walls here. I was carrying my 14kg daughter--who slept most of the time--in a hiking backpack as we explored the castle. Getting up and down the very, very steep staircases with the backpack was an adventure itself. Hanging out at the very top and taking a break was also awesome and worth the effort.

Visited March 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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79 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“A beautiful historic castle”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

The walk up to the castle is quite steep but well worth the effort. There are extensive views over Matsuyama.

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great Castle”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Visited Matsuyama castle in March and it was a very nice experience. The castle and grounds are exceptional and the views of Matsuyama a beautiful. The only negative I can think of is that trying to negotiate the steep stairs carrying a 2 year old was difficult enough without having to wear some horrible slippers that seemed to be unsuitable for the job.

Visited March 2014
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Santa Cruz, California
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150 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great View”
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Castle has a great view of the city and interesting displays. You get to walk along inside and go up and down some steep ladders.

Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Tom H
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