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Uwajima Castle

1 Marunochi, Uwajima 798-0060, Ehime Prefecture
+81 895-22-2832
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One of the best originals

This castle is fantastic, because it's so small that you can imagine you're house hunting vs... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Victoria, Canada
Step back in time

Uwajima Castle is a treat for anyone who loves history or architecture, since it is one of the 12... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2017
Lara N
Takamatsu, Japan
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1 Marunochi, Uwajima 798-0060, Ehime Prefecture
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

This castle is fantastic, because it's so small that you can imagine you're house hunting vs looking at an original castle. It's a road less travelled and the park is very nice and quiet. If you are ever in the area you need to check...More

1  Thank Voodew
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Uwajima Castle is a treat for anyone who loves history or architecture, since it is one of the 12 castles that was not destroyed and rebuilt. The huge, wood beams inside the small, three-story structure is fascinating, and it is easy to imagine what life...More

Thank Lara N
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

After a superb lunch at Hozumitei, we took a short & comfortable 500m walk to the base of Uwajima Castle & up the hill we climbed. It was by far the smallest of castles we have visited, but being one of the twelve original castles...More

Thank cliffman33
Reviewed 13 November 2016

In Shikoku’s south west, and furthest south I’ve been in Japan so far, is Uwajima Castle, containing one of 12 of the nation’s original castle keeps. The Tenshukaku (donjon) of Uwajimajō dates to 1666. The eves of this darling tower seem to be tempered in...More

1  Thank ART196
Reviewed 8 April 2016

The walk up to the castle has the feel of an ancient walkway which has not changed much over time. The steps are uneven and there is no smooth roadway. It may be difficult for those using canes or in need of walking assistance. The...More

Thank T0banker
Reviewed 14 March 2016

very nice small castle with exposed weapons, armors, paintings, ceramics & related antiques artifacts of value. the parc around have nice uncommon graveyards with naive sculpting, proof of early ages of buddhism in Japan, and the guide inside the castle is worth listening if you...More

Thank kalou-larpenteur
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Walked up to the castle around sunset. Gorgeous view. Didn't go inside the castle. Would definitely recommend at least walking around, though cannot comment on paid entry or indoor aspect.

Thank KelleyDVD
Reviewed 16 December 2015

My wife and I spent a few days in Matsuyama and opted to rent a car to drive down to Uwajima and Ozu to explore their castles. Just be sure to get your International Drivers Permit from AAA. We rented a K-Car from Nippon Rent-A-Car,...More

Thank Joe_Aloha
Reviewed 26 July 2015

This is the third time I've been to this castle; mainly in town for the Uwajima Festival and to see bullfighting, but I've never seen an original castle look so nice from the outside. You'd swear it was a restoration. From the Jcastle website, this...More

1  Thank DanL917
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

We liked our visit to the castle. Nice building, looks like old. The hill is also very nice with beautiful views over the city. A must see

Thank Paul v
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