Selected as the "Holy Land for Lovers" in 2013, it is the Matsuyama Castle Ninomaru Historic Garden, built on the remains of the former lord's residence. It looks like this is the pool of one side, but this side is the foundation of the previous house. The ancient foundations revealed by the boring loess land are always boring and not very aesthetic, and the infusion of clear water makes the scenery a lot more beautiful and smart. I really admire the Japanese design ability. There are also many citrus trees planted around the courtyard. This is a specialty of Ehime Prefecture. The plants are very short, and the entire citrus tree can be picked up by just reaching out.
The newly maintained garden. There is also a guide for allocating rooms in the residence where the family of the owner of the castle lives, so here you can imagine life on the front (political) and on the back (family).
The name of this attraction translated into Chinese is Matsuyama Castle Ninomaru Historic Site Garden. I have visited Nijo Castle in Kyoto and Tenshukaku in Osaka before. There are Ninomaru Gardens next to them, which means the garden of the lord’s house. It's just that the Ninomaru courtyard of Matsuyama Castle is now completely gone. What you see is a pool of straight lines like tofu cubes. In fact, there was a house on top of every pool, but now all the houses are gone. What is left is the leftover foundation, which is presented to modern people through the pool.
Ancient ruins, the garden deep, the history heavy.
You can walk down directly from the back of Matsuyama Castle. It is still quite close. The mountain is not very high, but it is more painful to climb up again after buying the up and down cable car ticket of Matsuyama Castle. It is recommended for those who want to play in both places. A one-way ticket to Matsuyama Castle will do. The scenic area is not very big, the ticket price is 200 yen, but you can pick up oranges at the door. I regret not taking more, and the local oranges in the supermarket can't be bought.