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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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  • September 23, 2017
    OSU to rush to the next destination we walked around old street and Wo long Shan Zhuang, leave your car at the station asamoya of the city directly without stopping at the OSU Castle in ran the car on the child member. We have crossed the bridge over the hiji River out of the station asamoya of the town soon after, per see OSU castle on your left. OSU Castle, a hill overlooking the town of Ozu was a splendid Castle stands on 4-4 floor. It seems I was going to feel fairly new, but local residents ' enthusiasm in the restored 0/2004.
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  • September 9, 2017
    From JR Ozu station go by taxi 6 minutes (fare: ¥ 850), back views overlooking the 20 minutes on foot. Regrettably Tower demolition but vivid photographs of the Meiji era and the basic inside, ranging from sticking to the technology at the time of the construction, and timber loyal to reproduce the restored. The Interior is too beautiful, without a sense of history and historical exhibits, was a little disappointing. 4 watchtowers escaped demolition, is designated. (Admission fee: ¥ 500)
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  • August 23, 2017
    This castle wherever located. The charm of this town. Houses are left feeling restless and nostalgia come every time I walked along the river.
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  • January 11, 2017
    A small but quite nice castle with a reconstructed main keep.
  • November 17, 2015
    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.
  • April 12, 2016
    Small but intimate castle.
  • April 19, 2016
    amazing view
  • July 13, 2017
    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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