Bitchu Matsuyama Castle

Castle / Ruins of Castle
Bitchu Matsuyama Castle stands at the highest elevation above sea level in Japan at 430 meters as a castle which has a surviving keep. The castle was originally built on Omatsuyama by an Ukan town feudal lord, Akiba Shigenobu during the Kamakura period It was restored by Mizunoya Katsumune in 1683 and retains that castle keep appearance to this day. You can see the vestiges of a castle that was called impregnable, a solid wall of rock rising up to the mountain top. It is also famous as you can observe the apparition of a sea of clouds floating by in the early morning from the end of September to early April. Bitchu Matsuyama Castle was used in the opening shot of the “Taiga” (a long running historical drama on NHK) drama series called “Sanada Maru”.

Spot details

Address
Okayama Pref. Takahashishi Uchisange 1
Phone
0866210461
Hours
[Apr.-Sep.] 9:00-17:30 (Last entry 17:00) [Oct.-Mar.] 9:00-16:30 (Last entry 16:00)
Closed
12/29-1/3
Fees
[Admission fee] [Adult] 500yen [Small/Junior high school students] 200yen
Parking Lot
Available(110spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available (No smoking due to Tuesday)
Wi-Fi
Not available
Note
* Tel is connected to the Takahashi City Tourism Association.
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes (including climbing time)
Wheelchair accessible
Impossible (with steps)
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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