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Matsuyama Castle (Course B) by Kaz

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4h $ 149 Price up to 8 people

Highlights

  • The main keep, where the castle tower is located on a hill with a height of 131m.
  • The second keep, where the fudal lord used to live. It is now Ninomaru Historical Garden.
  • The third keep, where high-ranking samurai used to live. It is now Shiroyama Park.
  • Ichiban-cho Street, which is the center of the city.
  • Bansui-so Villa, which was built by a descendant of the former feudal lord of Matsuyama.
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Price up to 8 people
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Overview

Matsuyama Castle is the best attractive sightseeing spot in Matsuyama. It is one of the only 12 castles in Japan retaining the structure built in the Edo period. Our visits are the main keep, the second keep, where the feudal lord residence were located , the third keep, where high ranking samurai used to live and Bansui-so, which was built by a descendant of the former fuedal lord.

What to Expect

Matsuyama Castle is one of the most popular castles in Japan. It is located on a hill with a height of 132m. From the castle tower built in the main keep can you command a 360-degree panoramic view of the city, Mt. Ishizuchi and the Seto Inland Sea, which I think is superb.

The castle tower is the symbol of the feudal lord reigning the area and have an important meaning. It is a must visit here in Matsuyama. But there are others which I would like to recommend you visit. They are the second and the third keeps. In a usual tour people will not visit these places. But in my opinion visiting these makes you more easily imagine how samurai did their works in the past of the Edo period. In those days, the feudal lord did not live in the castle tower, but in the second keep, which was located on the foot of the hill. The administrative office also was located in the second keep. And the high ranking samujrai lived in the third keep. The third keep is near the second keep. There is a difference of about 90m in terms of altitude. So, after the tour you may have more delicios lunch.

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Highlights

  • The main keep, where the castle tower is located on a hill with a height of 131m.
  • The second keep, where the fudal lord used to live. It is now Ninomaru Historical Garden.
  • The third keep, where high-ranking samurai used to live. It is now Shiroyama Park.
  • Ichiban-cho Street, which is the center of the city.
  • Bansui-so Villa, which was built by a descendant of the former feudal lord of Matsuyama.

Important

Time is moeny. And I would like to help you avoid a troublesome thing. So, basically I would like to pick you up at your hotel in the city and use a taxi to the foot of the castle's hill.

But if you are sure to find the place of Ropeway Platform, or Ro-pu-ei Nori-ba in Japanese, which is the second in the photo show, we can meet there.

The taxi fare would be, in most cases, within 1,000 yen per car. If you let me know your hotel's name, I can tell you estimated fare in advance. If the fare is estimeted to be too expensive, I would make an alternative proposal to you.

The taxi car holds up to 4 passengers Including me, a guide. So when you are 3 members, all of us can get in a car. But when you are 4 to 7 members, you should need another car and have to take 2 cars in total.

The tour is desigend so that I will attend you to your hotel. But if you want to leave me at Ichiban-cho, you can do it. You may be able to enjoy shopping around there, because the place is the very downtown of the city.

During this tour you have to walk down through the path in the hill forest from the main keep to the second keep and then to the third keep. There is a difference of more than 90m in terms of altitude. You need to be sturdy in walking. So if you are not strong and slow in walking, you should avoid this tour. read more

City Ehime

Meeting Point at your hotel In the city

Ending Point at your hotel (or the place you like)

Duration 4 hours

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 8 people   Flexible

What‘s included
  • guide fee


What‘s not included
  • taxi fare (from the hotel to the foot of the hill on the top of which the castle tower is located)
  • taxi fare (to the hotel, if you want)
  • entrance fee (the guide can pass free)
  • the ropeway (cable car) charge: 270 yen / person / one way
  • the castle tower : 510 yen/ person
  • the second keep : 300 yen / person
  • Bansui-so : 300 yen / person
  • your meal and the guide meal (if you extend the tour hours and have lunch)

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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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

About Kaz


Licensed Guide

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  • English ( License )

Hi, everyone. I am Kaz. I live in Ehime, which is opposite from Hiroshima across the Seto Inland Sea.

There is no Shinkansen bullet train here, but there are many things to see. You will have a relaxed, peaceful time, feeling as if time were passing slowly. And you will find lots of beautiful things. For example, there has been a tradition in people's behavior that they will show their hospitalityby serving tea or cakes to walking pilgrims. There have been many who want to visit the temples belonging to the Shikoku 88 Sacred Places, as a pilgrim.

There is also abundance of natural beauty. You can see high mountains extending to the far distance and rivers running through the area. It goes without saying that there is a lot of delicious food.

I am looking forward to seeing you. Please come visit Japan, and discover hidden treasure. Thank you. read more


Reviews ( 1 )

Excellent
3 months ago |   by Chelsea

“ Kochi Castle, Buddhist temple, beach ”

We had an awesome time with Kaz. We were able to see quite a lot and Kaz was very informative about the places we visited. Highly recommend!

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