Bansuiso Villa

Matsuyama

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Bansuiso Villa

Bansuiso is a large villa, built in the style of a 19th century Gothic French château. The Earl Sadakoto Hisamatsu, a descendant of the Matsuyama clan, built it in 1922 as a second home. Having lived in France, Hisamatsu wanted to impress with Western style, and he hired architect Shichirō Giko to achieve it. The villa was a social mecca for the elite of that time, including the Imperial family. Today, exhibitions of the Museum of Art Ehime and concerts are held here.

Do & See

Matsuyama is a compact city with a wide choice of things to do and see, from galleries and museums to beaches, historic buildings and parks. Be sure to allow plenty of time for all.