Bitchu Matsuyama Castle, Takahashi

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Look through the mists of time at Bitchu Matsuyama Castle. Perched high on a steep mountain, this is the oldest and highest surviving castle in the country, and one of only 12 mountain-top fortifications to have survived the post-feudal age. Consider a morning visit, when the castle seems to sit magically upon an ocean of clouds that stretch across the valley. You'll need to hike about 20 minutes from the end of the road to the top, or about an hour from the station, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring along plenty of water. Plan to visit Bitchu Matsuyama Castle during your Takahashi vacation using our convenient Takahashi tour planning tool .
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  • It was written that it was a reservation the day before, but we were able to arrange a taxi at the tourist office of the station before noon on Sunday. Because it is a fine mountain path, i recommend a ride-along taxi. If you use it on the way back, you can pick it up if you tell them to that effect. It is convenient if you can borrow a cane for free. Because it is a fine mountain path and stairs, please do it with shoes which are easy to walk by all means and are accustomed to wear it. The drinks were very nice and the cold tea was very good at the castle. The castle owner's sanjuro was also very pretty. The castle is a masterpiece! It seems to be able to see the sea from November to March from the mountain opposite in the best time.
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  • I went by shuttle bus from the parking lot to the entrance, and it came to the foot considerably from there. It is the tallest castle in the 12 tower that is currently erected at an altitude of 430m. There was an explanation that appeared in the opening video of the saga Sanada Maru, and I put it in the tower and the view was good. It was a very popular person to be seen also Lord Cat.
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  • It's a long climb up; we walked. Probably 1.5 hrs return and around 9000 steps. This is one of the few original castles in Japan. It is the highest above sea level in the country. Of course it is a monument to times past.
  • If you plan to visit all old japan castle. It’s worth a visit. The castle is very small but you can see a nice sea of clouds if weather is good. Take taxi from JR station to the middle of the mountain costs around 830yen. Then walk a 1km trail.
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