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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 vividly remember the very intriguing spectacle of the dark old wood and bright new wood contrasting sharply as I moved between the reconstructed tenshukaku (main keep) and adjoining yagura (turret) ...  more »
  • I thought there castle on yosan line, to the other side of the River, so I want to go. Train and bus connections are bad for the walk from the nearest Iyo Ozu station and went to the Castle. Ishigaki was fine, but after looking out the Castle overall... far from it.
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  • No, it's not authentic but it remains to be seen, despite its small size: construction was restored respecting the ancient methods of construction (100% wood, no nails, no screws). The exhibition is well done. The work that were needed for its reconstruction are very well explained (even if you don't speak Japanese, you will understand the essentials).
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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.
  • It is a wooden reconstruction Castle castle. Kitchen Tower is original. Is a Castle located on a small hill, looking up from the bottom and to look nice. Revival Castle in on what that Castle is awesome,-and was brought home to me. I wasn't around a souvenir shop and a general store. Also, here is a revival tower was completed in the pilgrim people of passion and love.
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  • 100% wooden castle, which instead of warring States period, is a new building. Maybe tasted in the old man, would be newly built Castle was very comfortable. Reinforced concrete Castle of insipid nationwide draw it.
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  • 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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