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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.


Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Ichibanchou 3-3-7

phone 0899213711

9:00-18:00 ¥ ※ However, it may be changed by Event.

Review of Bansuiso

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Reviewed:2018/05/28 Beautiful Mansion But A Missed Opportunity
Like many reviewers have commented on, Bansuiso is undoubtedly a beautiful mansion. The walk up the hill is a relaxing meander through nature with a small waterfall, gazebo, cafe and well placed map...
Reviewed:2017/03/24 Interesting glimpse into Matsuyama history and grandeur
Bansuisou is a French- style villa built by one of the descendants of the Matsuyama clan, Hisamatsu Sadakotu, in 1922. It was a big hit then, with multiple visits from the Imaerial Family over the...
Reviewed:2016/06/28 Beautiful French Mansion
Very beautiful and well kept mansion. It is free to browse around the outside area and the first floor which sometimes host art exhibits. However if you would like to visit the second floor it costs...

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Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Ichibanchou 3-3-7 [map]



9:00-18:00 ¥ ※ However, it may be changed by Event.
Monday (Open in the case of Public holiday)
[Project exhibition] Adults 300 yen, High School Students or less 100 yen
Parking Lot
Available (about 40 spaces)
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          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.

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