Imabari Castle

Castle / Ruins of Castle
Imabari Castle was built in 1602 by Takatora Todo, a military commander who did well in the famous Battle of Sekigahara and consequently controlled a large territory in the province of Iyo. The castle sitting on the coast is unique in Japan with its seawater moat and entrance for ships. Most of the buildings were destroyed after the Meiji Restoration with only the inner moat and the stone wall of the castle remaining, but the castle tower and the iron gates were reconstructed after 1980 restoring the castle to its former glory. Inside the castle itself visitors will find many important artifacts on display including armor worn by the feudal lords and pictures and writings, etc.

Spot details

Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Torichou 3-1-3 Imabari castle management office
[Admission fee to view]
[General] 520yen
[Over 65] 420yen
[College student/Professional student] 260yen
[High School Students or younger or under 18 years old] Free

* Tenshu/Go Friday turret/Yamazato turret/Iron Common ticket for the gate and armor turret
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Not available
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Available (installed on the 1st and 6th floors of the castle tower)
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 11, 2020 (Information as of May 8, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Not possible (Fukiage Park is possible)
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Yes (Pets cannot walk in the hall. Quiet in the hall.)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Beautiful Castle with an Impressive Moat
    5.0 Reviewed:2020.11.12
    The Imabari Castle is so neat. I came here at dusk and waited around until night to see the castle lit up, it was well worth seeing. The moat that surrounds the castle is beautiful, you can see the...
  • History reimagined
    3.0 Reviewed:2019.12.06
    We visited Imabari castle after visiting many other iconic historical buildings. If you are looking for genuine history , this is not the place. If however , you are looking at insights into how such...
  • Pretty Little Castle With Beautiful Grounds
    4.0 Reviewed:2018.11.12
    I think the title of my review sums up our experience quite well. The castle itself is relatively small, and while it is worth a visit if youre in Imabari, its not the kind of attraction you should...

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