Matsuyama Castle松山城山公園

Sitting on the 132-metre high Mt. Katsuyama in the centre of Matsuyama, Matsuyama Castle is one of few castles in Japan owns cable cars. It is worth mentioning that Matsuyama Castle is one of 12 Edo-period castles in Japan that still preserve the main keep. Taking a commanding view from the tower, you can see 200 cherry trees in the square, city view of Matsuyama and even dotted islands on the Seto Inland Sea.

Admission: free of charge, 510 Yen for the main keep

Number of sakura trees: 200

The age of trees:

Variety: Someiyoshino, Tsubakikanzakura, Oshimazakura, Shiogamasakura, Botanzakura

2019/2020 Cherry Blossom Viewing Dates at Matsuyama Castle

Cherry blossom viewing period: late March to mid April

Best time to view in 2019: late March to mid April

Best time to view in 2020 (estimated): March 20 to mid April 15

Light-up:

Cherry blossom festival in 2019: April 6 and 7

How to visit

Access: Shiroyama Park is a 15-minute walk from Matsuyama Station. You can also take a tram from the station to Minami-Horibata Staion.
Address: Marunouchi, Matsuyama-shi, Ehime Prefecture
Japanese address: 愛媛県松山市丸之内

Cherry blossoms Viewing Guide