Matsuyama Castle 松山城

An imposing castle with stunning views

Matsuyama Castle was built in the early seventeenth century on Mt. Katsuyama (132 m) in the center of the city. You can walk up the small mountain, or take a cable car or chair lift. It is one of twelve Japanese castles to have an original keep built before the end of the Edo period (1603–1867). It is a masterwork of castle defenses, with hidden gates, stone walls up to 17 meters tall, and elaborate containment zones. Inside are displays about the castle's history, including exhibits of armor, weapons, and ancient blueprints. The top floor of the keep affords views of downtown Matsuyama, the surrounding mountains, and the Seto Inland Sea. In the spring, the castle grounds are popular for their cherry blossoms.

Basic Infomation

Address 愛媛県松山市丸之内1
Hours Open 9am - 5pm *depending on the season
Tel 089-921-4873
Website Click here
Price Adults (over 13) 510yen, Children (under 12) 150yen * Up to two children aged under 5 go free with each adult (tickets required for any additional children).
* Holders of a physical disability certificate are entitled to free entry for a carer (please bring your certificate).
* Discounts for groups of over 25 available (Adults only)
* The castle tower is not accessible for wheelchair users.