Art Museum
Bansuisou located in the southern foothills of Shiroyama around Matsuyama Castle in Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture is an European-style residence with an authentic French design built in 1922 as a second house for Sadakoto Hisamatsu Earl, a descendant of a former landlord in Matsuyama Province. The marvelous building employed a design of the French renaissance style with a Mansard roof and a continuous arching balcony, and was designated as a National Important Cultural Property in 2011. It was used as a gorgeous socializing place where celebrities from every walk of life gathered and royal family members who visited the prefecture stopped over. At present, it holds events and exhibitions as Ehime Prefectural Art Museum Annex.

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Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Ichibanchou 3-3-7 map map Map
9:00-18:00 (Gates shut) *However, this may change depending on the event.
Open on Monday(Public holidays), GW, During Summer, New Year's Holiday
[Elementary/Junior High School Students]100yen
Parking Lot
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Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • Lovely building
    4.0 Reviewed : 2019.09.23
    The villa is a very handsome building, located just below Matsuyama castle and very close to one of the main streets through town. English signage is minimal inside, but entrance is only ¥300 and the...
  • Lovely building
    3.0 Reviewed : 2019.09.20
    and a nice garden, a little oasis hidden right in the middle of the city. Tea shop looked like it might be a nice visit later in the mroning.
  • A beautifully designed building in a beautiful setting.
    4.0 Reviewed : 2019.04.29
    Bansuiso Villa is grand in scale and beautiful in design, built by Count Sadakoto Hisamatsu in the 1920’s and in the French Neo-Renaissance style, located at the base of Matsuyama Castle within a...

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