Ozu Castle

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Ozu Castle (大洲城) is a beautiful castle located in Ehime. It was constructed by Utsunomiya in 1331. Current structure was designed by Todo Takatora in early Edo period. Tenshu is 4 layers 4 stories building with two keeps. Those two small keeps are the original construction. Inside of Tenshu took the same method from original structure. The mast and beam were used 250 years old trees.

Tourist Info.
There are parking and restroom.
Admission: 500 yen for Adults, 200 yen for kids.
Time: 9:00 to 17:00.

0. at Uwajima Station.
1. use JR Yosan Line to Iyo Ozu.
2. walk south (20 min.)

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Ozu Castle

Type: Hilltop.
Built in: 1331 by Utsunomiya Toyofusa.
Class: Reconstructed.

Ozu Castle is a hilltop castle located Ozu, Ehime prefecture. Originally, it was constructed in 1331 by Utsunomiya Toyofusa. In 1595, Todo Takatora moved in this castle and extended Ozu Castle to current structure.

Current Tenshu was reconstructed in 2004. Tenshu is 4 layers 4 stories building. The construction of Tenshu took exactly the same way of wooden structure in the original building. Therefore, inside of Tenshu has the best architecture of Traditional Japanese buildings. Also, two Yagura, keep, that connect to Tenshu are the original construction built in Edo period. There are 2 other Yagura also remain in Ozu.

Stone walls and moats are also remained great condition.

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