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Matsuyama Castle Ninomaru Historical Garden (松山城二之丸史跡庭園)

A historic garden which sits at the base of Matsuyama Castle, one of the Japan's Top 100 Castles? in the center of Matsuyama. Built on the site of the residence of Gamo Tadatomo, the second lord of the Iyo-Matsuyama Domain, the omotegoten palace remains are now covered in flowers while the former noble private quarters are covered in ponds and lawn that show the former room layout. Also excavated on the site, whose size is nearly 1.6 hectares, is Japan's largest ancient water well. Recognized in 2013 as a Couple's Holy Land, nearly 500 pre-wedding photo shoots are staged here annually. There are also three pavilions on the grounds, the Katsuyama-tei, Juraku-tei, and Kanko-tei, that are used for cultural events including tea ceremonies and haiku poetry gatherings.


Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Marunouchi 5 (Matsuyama / DogoArea)

phone 0899212000

9:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)
[Aug.]9:00-17:30(Last entry17:00)
[Dec.-Jan.]9:00-16:30(Last entry16:00)

Review of Matsuyama Castle Ninomaru Historical Garden

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/09/08 Astonishing- a must visit
To get to the castle you first have a ride in a cable car or chairlift up the mountain. There is still a rather energetic up hill walk required to access the castle itself.
Having made it up to the...
Reviewed:2019/04/29 A worthwhile stop on the way to Matsuyama Castle.
The gardens and history behind the location are worth stopping to investigate and allows for either a rest on the way up or down from the castle. Numerous citrus and flower plantings are established...
Reviewed:2019/04/26 Very pleasant garden
This garden was not at all what I expected as it is far from traditional, much of it quite stark and modern, built on the floor plan of part of the original castle. It was quiet with only a couple of...

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Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Marunouchi 5 [map]
Matsuyama / DogoArea
9:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)
[Aug.]9:00-17:30(Last entry17:00)
[Dec.-Jan.]9:00-16:30(Last entry16:00)
[Admission fee to view]
[Adult] 200yen
[Child] 100yen
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
Not available
Available (Ehime Free, Matsuyama Free)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes (umbrellas can be rented)
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (contact required upon arrival)
Pet friendly
Yes (possible if you enter the park or hold it in the cage * It is not possible to walk in the park)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Ehime Areas


          Stretched across the northwest corner of Shikoku island, Ehime is a nature-rich prefecture boasting beautiful coastlines and a rural center where mountains play host to 26 of the Buddhist temples that make up the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Matsuyama is home to an original post-feudal castle as well as Dogo Onsen, one of the country's oldest natural hot springs. The northern city of Imabari marks the entrance to the Shimano Kaido, a road that crosses six spectacular bridges and several islands, forming a route between Shikoku and mainland Honshu.