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Imabari Castle, Imabari
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Step back in time and explore the early 17th-century atmosphere at Imabari Castle, one of the three well-known "castles on the sea." Though destroyed by order of the Meiji rulers, the edifice underwent reconstruction in 1980. Observe the citadel's ingenious seawater moat, which can control the water level through use of the tides and a series of sluice gates. As you enter, note the unusual main gate, featuring iron plating and turrets. Climb to the top of the castle for views of the surrounding complex, moat, and cityscape and port beyond. Plan to see Imabari Castle and other attractions that appeal to you using our Imabari vacation generator.
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  • Imabari Castle is a beautiful site. There are lots of reconstructed buildings here and it takes time to see everything. Imabarijō is easily one of the highlights of my tour in Shikoku. The castle was ...  more »
  • Beautiful castle with parking nearby, English flyer and a witty master rally
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  • I was staying in a hotel nearby, so went to explore after breakfast. Then Imabari Castle bathed in the morning sun floating on the surface of the moat is the Castle Tower of the two. Fresh air was very mysterious. It is unique to Japan 3 flood Castle fortification at that time led a seawater moat. Unfortunately was rebuilt in Showa was, with its beautiful castles.
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  • Good view from the top of the castle. It costs 500 yen for adults, and it includes the tower in the center as well as three turrets on the sides of the castle. A nice surprise was a big bird cage by the shrine.
  • Nice looking structure and surrounding
  • calm and nice
  • Amazing architecture
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