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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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  • I went to OSU Castle. It seems to me for photographs at that time remained for Ozu Castle Tower was dismantled by the time of the Meiji era in Aging, now restored, but an accurate reconstruction. To restore the Castle so closely, that's unusual.
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  • Uwajima to Matsuyama on the way from the right height so far looks like Castle is suddenly drop by. Even on weekdays and lowered the camera from his neck went close to the atmosphere of long tourism is those few people pass each other, come seems reasonably spectators. When heading to the Palace so be careful road becomes a tourist destination with citizens School Road, roads, slow procurement becomes important.
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  • A newly built tower built at that time, while reminiscent reminiscent history, such as the steep stairs to. Oar is compound only a small but stately and. Iyo Ozu station bus 1-large sumoto city or South premixed iyotetsu bus in Uwajima car every 3 hours long but it is square was reconstructed or round phosphor Ozu bus. About 7 minutes. From large sumoto-machi Ozu Castle just 5 minutes walk from the square was reconstructed soon. Walk from the train station takes about 20 minutes. Bicycles are station walk straight about 3 minutes and bicycle shop near the signal, 2 hours and will lend us 400 Yen. I think good bike, weather permitting.
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  • 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.
  • Also known as jizo-Castle. From Matsuyama yosan line express, UWA in about 30 minutes Terrain over the hill faster if you understand. Uwajima South and obstructed in the mountains, mountain boundary was in Sakai clan is. Facing the sea, yawatahama, be bright images, but here Ozu is a small locality in the mountains. From the Park of 冨士山 (tomisuyama), which is called aka, Ozu Fuji if (climb in the car), we can find it. Overlooks the old town contains the hiji River flows through the city, with OSU Castle. Tower was demolished, but rebuilt with donations by citizens to 0/2004. Including local contractor involved, so enjoyed the city. After more than 10 years, but Castle still smells of wood then, is invigorating. Turret remain from the Edo period is designated. Toju nakae is called position looking up at the castle in OMI found there. He was born in OMI in Iyo Ozu clan cannot, and while the edging. My mother once grounds for 27-year-old, fleeing. This is a person who return discipline to OMI. In adogawa-Cho, Takashima-Shi (adogawachou) in Shiga OMI Saint while Jiang Wisteria tree Memorial. Is away, occasionally can also visit?.
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  • Rebuilt in wood was impressed, and I was impressed. Excellent exhibits. Also want to go slowly.
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  • Don't feel age is on a hill, overlooking the Ozu city, cozy Castle. Dog, walking is a good memory correctly.
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