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Capture Matsuyama Castle in a half day!

Sunny T.

4.86(7) reviews
4 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 8 people

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

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Matsuyama or Ropeway station

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

Ending Point

Anywhere you like

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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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 Information

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 - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time



Natalie S.

Aug 23, 2019

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 T.

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 R.

Apr 29, 2019

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 T.

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 F.

Apr 7, 2019

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 T.

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 Y.

Nov 12, 2018

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 T.

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

$103/ per group