Bus/about 11 minutes walk

Ozu Castle

Japan's first castle where you can stay in a restored castle tower

Ozu Castle is the symbol of Ozu City, Ehime Prefecture. It is said to have its origins in Jizogatake Castle, which was built at the end of the Kamakura period, and became the residence of famous military commanders such as Takakage Kobayakawa and Takatora Todo during the Sengoku period. During the Edo period, Sadayasu Kato became the lord of the castle after Yasuharu Wakisaka, and the Kato clan ruled the castle until the land ownership was restored. The 4-layer, 4-story castle tower was restored as a wooden structure in 2004 based on old photographs and documents from the time, and the interior has an unusual atrium structure. It is also known as Japan's first castle tower where you can stay overnight.

Ozu Castle
Address: 903 Ozu, Ozu City, Ehime Prefecture
Phone: 0893-24-1146
Closed days/Open all year round
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