A famous castle of the Setouchi Region
Matsuyama Castle, in the style of the Momoyama period, is one of Japan’s few original surviving castles. Its 21 buildings are listed as Important Cultural Properties, and the castle is regarded as one of the three best ‘Renritsu-shiki Hirayama-jiro’ (Renritsu-shiki: an architectural style where the top castle tower is in the centre with smaller towers on either side; Hirayama-jiro: a castle built on a hill on a plain). The towers are all connected to defend the main castle building. The castle is a well-known symbol of Matsuyama and is written about in the prologue of the novel, “Clouds Above the Hill” by Ryotaro Shiba. It has been and will be guarding the city of Matsuyama for centuries!
- Historic Sites
|Business Hours||Open 9am - 5pm(Last admission 4:30pm) *depending on the season|
|Days Closed for Business||Closed on the third Wednesday of December|
|Price||Adults (over 13)520yen, Children (under 12) 160yen * 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.
* The castle tower is not accessible for wheelchair users.
|Parking||26 car parking spaces and 6 coach parking spaces available(20 cars,8 buses)|
* The car park is at the nearby cable car station. No car entry to the castle grounds.
[Matsuyama Castle car park]
Cars: 420yen up to 2 hours, additional 100yen per 30 min.
Coaches: 1,050yen up to 2 hours, additional 200yen per 30 min.