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Ōzu Castle, Ozu

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Ōzu Castle, also known as Jizōgatake Castle, is a castle located in Ōzu, Ehime Prefecture, Japan. It was originally constructed in 1331 by Utsunomiya Toyofusa. In 1888 the keep of the castle was destroyed, but it was re-constructed in 2004.HistoryŌzu Castle was constructed in 1331 by Utsunomiya Toyofusa. However, the structure as represented now was built sometime between 1585–1617. During this period, the castle was controlled by a number of lords, including Wakisaka Yasuharu, Kobayakawa Takakage, Tōdō Takatora, and Toda Katsutaka. In 1617, the castle was occupied by Katō Sadayasu and, until the Meiji Restoration, the castle remained under control of the Katō clan. In 1888 the keep was destroyed by a fire, though the two yagura, or towers, that were connected by corridors to the keep were saved. What remained of the castle survived World War II, even though the surrounding castle town was firebombed. In 2004 the keep was re-constructed, along with the corridors that connected the keep to the yagura. A small museum about the history of the castle is housed in the keep and yagura.
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  • Parked at the parking lot of the city centre and walk to the OSU Castle, old Samurai residence was in the town had flickered. From the OSU Castle overlooking the city, but the city itself seems to be small town.
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  • Ozu Castle lonely Castle was visited at rich material with the enthusiasm of the citizens in Japan for the first time in wooden castle has been restored, had become a cup of "Castle". Kakegawa Castle claims to be "restoring castles in Japan's first" by the way, Yamauchi one look the same Castle was referring to Kochi Castle, so is strictly not to "restore". It's not adequacy with the accompanying kitchen tower could not find previously, as well as the donjon (good for me), a restored wooden, high column Tower has been published at the same time, the entry fee is required only in appearance only! You can watch hiji River over the appearance of the Castle Vista enjoys a variety of appearance over the surrounding Honmaru. However, car navigation aimed at OSU Castle, the small parking lot near the ruins of a castle, "full" even on weekdays! And "no parking at this location. "And signs it. Went to the ruins of a castle and watch 3-not only the 4-tuple. In other words, "useless! "Is the parking. Far away and listen to the story and there show tour parking lot, a Cultural Center parking lot and, as HP. I want to set up "information board" near the ruins of a I ~. I visited to the light after midnight, but just as beautiful starry sky, "stars Ozu Castle in the night" was herself.
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  • As the other extant ruins (country important cultural asset) is the kitchen Tower, Tower dock near there, high column Tower, JEO cotton Tower, the Castle, restored Castle built by OSU citizen donations using the traditional method to 0/2004 in fair attractions available. Images collected by the minerals in the Kochi Prefecture, on the way back overnight oozu city, stop by and shoot.
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  • A small but quite nice castle with a reconstructed main keep.
  • Average smaller castle on top of a big hill. The hill has been been mostly paved over making it easy to go up and down, however it doesn't have as much of the original natural beauty of nearby Uwajima castle and instead replaces it with a touristy-y feel with many souvenir shops and large buildings. I find it difficult to find a good angle of this castle once you reach the top. It's also a bit of a walk from the train station.
  • Small but intimate castle.
  • amazing view
  • Revival Castle, Castle rather than a tourist spot is. Not just Ozu Castle, along the hiji River in Ozu city, quite conscious of countryside in the town has been the good sense is still impressed with.
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