Imabari Castle (今治城)
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.
Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Torichou 3-1-3 Imabari castle management office (Imabari / Shimanami KaidoArea)
Review of Imabari CastleTripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Unlike other typical castle, its compound is not so big and located on ground level, which does not need to climb stairs and slopes to reach the main castle.
- Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Torichou 3-1-3 Imabari castle management office [map]
- [Admission fee to view]
[Over 65] 420yen
[University student/professional student] 260yen
[High School Students or younger or under 18 years old] Free
* Tower, Friday turret, Yamazato turret, iron Common ticket for the gate and armor turret
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
- Not available
- Not available
- 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
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
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.