Matsuyama Castle is one of Japan’s most beautiful original castles. It is located on Mount Katsu, a steep hill in the city center, that provides visitors with a stunning view of Matsuyama. Matsuyamajo was constructed between 1602 and 1628. During the feudal era, It was assigned to a branch of a family. After that, it was reconstructed in 1820 after the original five storied one was destroyed by lightning.