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Capture Matsuyama Castle in a half day!


Ehime
4 hours
up to 8 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

To capture Matsuyama Castle on the top of the mountain
1) Go up by chair lift or cable car to the middle of the mountain
2) Walk up to the top, learning the device of strategic defense as well as attack
3) In the castle, climb up the narrow and steep stairs like Ninjya Check the weight of real sword or put on armor like Samurai warrior

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with SUNNY.

  • Go up to the middle of the mountain by chair lift (6 min.) or cable car (1 min.)
  • You will walk up to the castle with direction paper and you may get the certificate of capture finally.
  • Samurai Armor Fitting Experience
  • Local orange gelato taste if you like
  • Local products hunting in the shopping area in the Ropeway Street or outer citadel (Ninomaru Palace) via narrow feudal load's path

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What to Expect

Matsuyama castle is one of 12 castles with castle tower in existence and had never attacked before because of its artifice and strategy.
Many foreigners give high evaluation to this castle. You can appreciate its tricky or skillful scheme. You also understand why this castle is so robust and many visitors from overseas set a high valuation on this castle.
You may be the first attacker who captures its substantial castle. You can become a Samurai warrior with an armor in the castle! I'm sure that you will feel as if you were in the old days. Also, this castle is eco-friendly. Can you imagine many materials were carried from the closest castle for recycling in about 1600 years. Isn't it amazing that people had already eco-friendly minded. Ehime is very famous for mandarine orange production. You can enjoy its yummy ice cream on the shop, too.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Matsuyama or Ropeway station
Ending Point Anywhere you like

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee,hotel pick-up in Matsuyama area

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), entrance fee, (About 1,000 yen to 1,500 yen per person)

Important

I can guide you as long as you pay my transportation and lodging fee in other three prefectures in Shikoku for picking you up or seeing you off.

1) Chair lift is not available on rainy day, instead we will go up by cable car.

2) We will go up on unpaved path, so please wear sneakers or casual shoes.

3) Round ticket for cable car (chair lift) and admission to the castle tower cost 1,200 yen in total. Credit card is not accepted.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Reviews ( 7 )
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Natalie Natalie Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Trip on kochie ”

We had an enjoyable day with sunny. She made the day very enjoyable and was very knowledgeable about the sights we visited. I would highly recommend sunny for any tour

SUNNY:

Dear Natalie and Terese, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. I also had fun with you, too. I suppose you felt so hard in the scorching heat of mid-summer. I really appreciate your cooperation with a big smile all through day. I will remember you in my life and hope to see you again somewhere. Thank you for that spicy curry, too. : ) I wish you a pleasant journey for the rest days!! Best regards, Sunny

Claudia Claudia United States ( Friends )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ The PERFECT guide for a day in Kochi ”

Looking for the perfect guide while your ship is docked in Kochi? Choose Sunny! 3 senior couples had a FABULOUS day with Sunny. We toured the Godaizan Chikurinji Temple, climbed through Ryuga-Do Cave, and visited Kochi Castle. Our last stop was the viewpoint from beautiful Katsurahama Beach. Thanks to Sunny, we have memories that will last a lifetime. Her English in perfect and her personality is charming. As an additional bonus.....she takes EXCELLENT photos - just ask her!

SUNNY:

Dear Claudia, It's so nice to hear from you. How was the cruise tour? I hope you enjoyed a lot in other cities, too. I appreciate your heartfelt comment, which is the best and priceless one for me. I also had fun with you and that became one of my treasure. Your group was so~~~ nice and happy GANG! I wish you could come back to Japan someday and hope to see you again. Take a great care and say hello to your wonderful party. : D Warm regards, Sunny

STEPHEN STEPHEN United States ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ perfectly coordinated and interesting ”

We were able to make perfect time as we bounced around Kochi. It was a very pleasant experience and informative. She is a delightful person.

SUNNY:

Hi, Thank you very much for your message with high evaluation and I really had wonderful time with you, too. I suppose you are in Korea and having a good time there. I hope you will have precious journey for further days with unforgettable memories. Have a nice trip and hope we will meet you again. : ) Best regards, Sunny

Donald Donald United States ( Couple )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ The most hard working personal guide ever! ”

Sunny was the most conscientious, hard working personal guide we ever had, and we had had the pleasure of over 80 private guides, touring umpteen countries across 6 continents, over the past 20 years. That was no small feat indeed! She spent countless hours prior to our trip, planning and customizing our six days with her, down to the smallest details. She managed to fulfill, within practical and feasible limitations of time and distance, more of the requests on our wish list than we imagined possible, during the short six days. We simply cannot give her any higher commendation!

SUNNY:

Hi, Donald! Thank you so much for the superior complement! The memory with you two and your priceless words are my treasure. Let me say sincere gratitude to you and I hope to see you again. Take a great care and stay healthy, please! Thank you very much for the energy bar, and I won't forget that nice taste. : D To a happy and wonderful couple, cheers! Best regards, Sunny

Jeremy Jeremy United States ( Friends )
Very Good
10 months ago

“ Enjoyable day in Kochi ”

Sunny was very pleasant and easy to work with when we planned our visit to Kochi. She was very thorough and an excellent communicator. She was flexible and tried very hard to accommodate our requests. Definitely recommend her.

SUNNY:

Hi, Jerry Let me say thank you for the wonderful tour, first of all. I really enjoyed a lot with you and happy people. Is everybody all right with legs? It was tough to climb up the hill and castle tower, isn't it? I hope your safe and wonderful journey in other cities, too. See you again! Best regards, Sunny

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