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Ozu Castle大洲城

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This is a castle which is said to have been constructed at the end of the Kamakura period by Utsunomiya Toyofusa who entered the domain as a protector. Thereafter, the castle was restored by the castle fortification expert, Todo Takatora, and the castle town was prosperous as the center of politics and economy of the Iyo Ozu feudal clan. Due to deterioration, the castle keep was demolished in 1888, but thereafter it was restored in 2004. It is a wooden keep reconstruction which was faithfully reproduced based on historical facts. Four turrets such as the kitchen turret and the southern corner turret have been designated as an Important Cultural Properties of Japan.

place

Ehime Pref. Ozushi Ozu 903

phone 0893241146
place

9:00-17:00 (withdrawal 16:30)

Review of Ozu Castle

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/05/21 25-minute walk from train station
It is up a hill by the river. This is a small reconstructed castle. Great view from the top of the surrounding areas.
Reviewed:2017/06/30 Nice castle, but not original
For people whom enjoy walking this castle is a nice and scenic walk from the nearest station. Also, make sure you stop at a local grocery store on the way to pick up some famous ehime oranges to eat...
Reviewed:2016/11/13 大洲城 [大洲] Ōzujō (Ōzu)
I vividly remember the very intriguing spectacle of the dark old wood and bright new wood contrasting sharply as I moved between the reconstructed tenshukaku (main keep) and adjoining yagura (turret...

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Address

Ehime Pref. Ozushi Ozu 903 [map]

Phone

0893241146

Hours
9:00-17:00 (withdrawal 16:30)
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Adult] 500 yen
[Children (Junior High School Students or less)] 200 yen
Parking Lot
Available 57spaces(Charge)
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.

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