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Matsuyama Castle (Course A) by Kaz

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4h $ 146 Price up to 8 people


  • Matsuyama Castle (the main keep and the castle tower on a hill)
  • Ropeway Street ( exploring various kinds of shops)
  • Birthplace of the Akiyama Brothers

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145.60 USD

Price up to 8 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

If you want to extend the tour hours, additional guide fee would be 4,....
$ 36.40


Matsuyama Castle is the best attractive sightseeing spot in Matsuyama. First,we will go up to the castle tower and enjoy a panoramic view of the city, Mt.Ishizuchi and the Seto Inland Sea. After coming back to the hill's foot, we will enjoy exploring the shops selling many attractive things. And our final touch is visiting the Birthplacce of the Akiyama Brothers: heros born in Matsuyama.

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.

Matsuyama Castle is one of the only 12 castles retaining the structures built in the Edo period. The family of Matsudaira reigning the Matsuyama Domain was a relative of the Tokugawa Shogunate Family, meaning the behaviors of the feudal lord was very difficult at around the end of Edo period. During the tour course, you will be explained about subtle delicacy in the Matsuyama fief at the times around the collapse of the Tokugawa period or the beggining of the Meiji era.

Walking down the Ropeway street must be fun for you, because there are many restaurants and shops selling Ehime Specialties.

This is the most popular course in many possible castle tours.

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  • Matsuyama Castle (the main keep and the castle tower on a hill)
  • Ropeway Street ( exploring various kinds of shops)
  • Birthplace of the Akiyama Brothers


I can guide you at other areas in Shikoku, if you would burden my travel expenses. The expenses are, for example, 8,000 yen at Kochi.

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.

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. read more

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
taxi fare (from your hotel to the ropeway platform building , and to your hotel if you want to go back)
ropeway(cable car) fare: 510 yen / person / a round-way ticket / you can use chairlift for the same cost
entrance fee to the castle's main tower: 510 yen / person
entarnce fee to the Birthplace of the Akiyama Brothers : 300 yen / person
The above-mentioned charges are not imposed to the guide.

Your and my lunch bills (If you want to extend your tour hours and have lunch attended with me)
Meeting Point
at your hotel (or the entrance of the ropeway platform building)
Ending Point
at your hotel (or the place you like at around Ichiban-cho, the very downtown of the city)
4 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 8 people   Flexible

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 in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date , there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date , there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 1 )
Chelsea Chelsea United States ( Family )
9 months ago

“ 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!


Thank you very much for your message, Chelsea. The tour was not a long one,a half-day tour, but I think you could experience good places in Kochi. Now a big typhoon is attacking Japan. It is lucky for you that you could avoid it. The T-shirt your mother gave me at the pier suits very well. Please send my best regards to her. I would like to say again, thank you very much for having a good time with me.

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