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Ōzu Castle, Ozu

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Castle Historic Site
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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  • Parking is wide in front of the public hall. Lined up houses feel the history on the way to the Castle and go from there. In the newly-developed residential area, around the Castle and there no say in like; Inside the castle is made of wood and it also has a shiny atmosphere. "Young if it says in a single phrase," such as felt.
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  • Ozu Station 100 round phosphor ōsu convenient to go by bus. Come see white a beautiful castle and go up the Hill. Ticket's got staff Wolong Shan Zhuang. OSU Castle is so wooden interior is shiny, no slippers were restored in 2004. Location of the castle is a rare blowout. But Castle is a restored Tower Group remains old ones.
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  • Continents are each one to the continent thanks to the view point of the people cannot be wrong over the visit. Promote Iyo continents continents City station to just 15-20 minutes walk from Userboxes/Time. Overlooking the continents continents Cheng Tian Shou a rest City area scene or landscape then back NET to "double Dragon Mountain" direction. In Kyoto you'll have to be in the lane of Feeling. Building Council 2-3-hour walking tour.
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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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