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Imabari Castle, Imabari

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Castle Historic Site
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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  • Photogenic also has plenty of water in the moat surrounding the castle around, so fairly take from anywhere. Water is saltwater fish in the sea that splashed hopping up can see them clearly. New is that although the statue of tōdō Takatora and impactful!
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  • Sorry, no free parking. Had to clean but the summer is hot and may be unsuitable. We have available car park a bit far way.
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  • In the Seto Inland Sea is facing the sea was bringing into the moat, the Castle. You are going to debate whether or not it was real because there Castle reconstruction is only the moat and stone walls remain from the Edo period that remains unconfirmed. Only from the outside, may 10.
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  • Very nice place! Superb views and clean surroundings. And you can see their rich history inside the castle.
  • 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.
  • Castle on the water. Very nice. Natural museum section, which talks about the nature around the castle, Imabari and Seto Inland Sea in general, is included in the main tower.
  • Nice looking structure and surrounding
  • Amazing architecture

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Where to stay in Imabari

The accommodations of Imabari sit in the main city center on Shikoku, as well as on the islands of Oshima, Hakata, and Omishima. Business hotels predominate in the main urban area close to the station, with standard rooms, pools, and onsite restaurants. The islands offer more variety and character when it comes to places to stay. Look along the coast of each and you'll find traditional guesthouses, known as ryokans, as well as a couple of larger resorts.
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