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Uwajima Castle

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One of 12 original castles

A short walk from the train station. A nice, huff & puff hike up and easy concrete pathway about... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
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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20 May 2018
“One of 12 original castles”
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“one of the 12 originals !!”
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1 Marunochi, Uwajima 798-0060, Ehime Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small castle, compared to some of its brothers/sisters, but original, all wood. Little visited, so you have it all for yourself. After our visit we did walk in the neighbourhood and saw it from different points of view : the water in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

A short walk from the train station. A nice, huff & puff hike up and easy concrete pathway about halfway. Then you’ll need to walk on dirt/gravel pathways and stone stairs to get to the top. Nice views of the surrounding areas.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DYA717
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Spent a number of years in Ehime and have visited Uwajima Castle 3 times now. It's not the biggest of castles but it's a goodie. Definitely worth the visit, and why not take in Ozu Castle to the North as well.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank JoshuaS1255
Reviewed 30 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

Date of experience: July 2016
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

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Lara N
Reviewed 24 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

Date of experience: November 2016
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

Date of experience: July 2016
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

Date of experience: April 2016
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

Date of experience: October 2015
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.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank KelleyDVD
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