Ozu Castle

Castle / Ruins of Castle
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.

Spot details

Address
Ehime Pref. Ozushi Ozu 903
Phone
0893241146
Hours
9:00-17:00 (Bill stop 16:30)
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee] [Adult] 550yen [Children (Junior high school students or less)] 220yen
Parking Lot
Available(57spaces)
※Fee
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available (Ehime Free Wi-Fi)
English Menu
Available (English pamphlet, English notation on the pamphlet in the castle)
Note
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until June 19, 2020 (Information as of June 15, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Average budget
[Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Articles about this spot

Review

  • Beautiful Example of a Reconstructed Castle!
    5.0 Reviewed:2019.06.11
    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...
  • Old, but reconstructed
    5.0 Reviewed:2019.05.17
    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...
  • Enjoyable, educational experience
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.04.26
    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...

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

View more

Access

Nearest spot

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

          Other areas of Ehime

          + -
          back
          open

          Spots around

          Share this spot

          back

          Copy to clipboard completed.