[Town walk] Stroll around Matsuyama Castle and enjoy local shopping

A ‘must see’ for first time visitors to Matsuyama! As one of Japan’s 12 original castles dating back to before the Edo period, Matsuyama Castle is the symbol of Matsuyama City.
Take a rest at Jozanso, a café on the top of the hill. You can choose a refreshment between the two specialties, Iyokan orange soft-serve ice cream and homemade Amazake (sweet fermented rice drink).
Stroll along Ropeway and Okaido shopping arcade to discover some local delights.

※Reservations are accepted from 2 people.
※The tour will go on, rain or shine. (Bring rain gear as needed.)
The chairlift stops running on rainy days. In case of a thundery day, both of the chairlift and ropeway will be out of service.
The tour will be cancelled if the management determines it difficult to ensure the safety of participants due to heavy weather such as typhoon or conditions unsuitable for walking.
Please be careful not to get heat stroke during the tour in the extremely hot season from June to September.

* Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
* Starts: Matsuyama, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




A ‘must see’ for first time visitors to Matsuyama! As one of Japan’s 12 original castles dating back to before the Edo period, Matsuyama Castle is the symbol of Matsuyama City.
Take a rest at Jozanso, a café on the top of the hill. You can choose a refreshment between the two specialties, Iyokan orange soft-serve ice cream and homemade Amazake (sweet fermented rice drink).
Stroll along Ropeway and Okaido shopping arcade to discover some local delights.

※Reservations are accepted from 2 people.
※The tour will go on, rain or shine. (Bring rain gear as needed.)
The chairlift stops running on rainy days. In case of a thundery day, both of the chairlift and ropeway will be out of service.
The tour will be cancelled if the management determines it difficult to ensure the safety of participants due to heavy weather such as typhoon or conditions unsuitable for walking.
Please be careful not to get heat stroke during the tour in the extremely hot season from June to September.

Itinerary
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Pass By: Marunouchi, Matsuyama, Ehime 790-0008, Japan

Sancho ropeway station(Chojaganaru), Marunouchi, Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture
Take the ropeway and walk to the summit of Katsuyama for about 20 minutes

Stop At: Matsuyama Castle, Marunouchi, Matsuyama Ehime Prefecture

Matsuyama Castle (entrance to the castle tower)
Matsuyama Castle is a vast Hirayama castle with a main enclosure at the summit of Shiroyama (Katsuyama) at an altitude of 132 m in the center of Matsuyama City, and Ninomaru (Ninomaru Historical Garden) and Sannomaru (Horinouchi) at the foot. is.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Matsuyama, Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku

Jozanso (rest with Iyokan soft or handmade amazake)
Take a rest at a café “Jozanso” and enjoy soft-serve ice cream with Iyokan orange flavor or homemade Amazake, sweet fermented rice drink.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Matsuyama Ropeway Shopping Street, 3 Okaido, Matsuyama 790-0004 Ehime Prefecture

Get on the ropeway or the chairlift to go down.
Take a stroll along the famous Ropeway street and Okaido shopping arcade, where you can check out the local souvenirs.

Duration: 45 minutes