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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.


Ehime Pref. Ozushi Ozu 903 (Nanyo / UwajimaArea)

phone 0893241146

9:00-17:00 (Bill stop 16:30)

Review of Ozu Castle

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Reviewed:2019/06/11 Beautiful Example of a Reconstructed Castle!
Arriving at JR Iyo-Ozu Station after spending some 6-hrs walking around nearby Uchiko, I was weary, behind schedule and it had now started a persistent drizzle. Not facing a 30-minute walk given the...
Reviewed:2019/05/17 Old, but reconstructed
Great castle - old, though reconstructed. The museum staff take care of every little thing there! Marvellous view from the top, nice park arounf the castle. Three of us were the only tourists on a...
Reviewed:2019/04/26 Enjoyable, educational experience
Although this castle is quite small and not original, it is interesting in that it was reconstructed using original methods and materials and not concrete like a lot of others. This does give it a...

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Ehime Pref. Ozushi Ozu 903 [ map ]
Nanyo / UwajimaArea
9:00-17:00 (Bill stop 16:30)
open everyday
[Children(Junior High School Students and below)]200yen
Parking Lot
Available 57spaces(Charge)
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Temporary suspension of business:Closed until June 19, 2020 (Information as of June 15, 2020)
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          Ehime Areas


          Stretched across the northwest corner of Shikoku island, Ehime is a nature-rich prefecture boasting beautiful coastlines and a rural center where mountains play host to 26 of the Buddhist temples that make up the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Matsuyama is home to an original post-feudal castle as well as Dogo Onsen, one of the country's oldest natural hot springs. The northern city of Imabari marks the entrance to the Shimano Kaido, a road that crosses six spectacular bridges and several islands, forming a route between Shikoku and mainland Honshu.