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Uwajima Castle, Uwajima

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Hike the ancient stairway to Uwajima Castle, a fortified structure well known as one of only 12 in the country to retain its original wooden keep. This modest hilltop castle affords elevated views over the bay and the township, stretching to the verdant hills that surround. Within the three-tiered keep, you can inspect swords and armor, alongside portraits of the feudal lords who owned them. Though the hike to the castle takes only 10-15 minutes, the steep and uneven trail may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties. Work out when and for how long to visit Uwajima Castle and other Uwajima attractions using our handy Uwajima tourist route planner.
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  • The bigwigs from the Kori-Mr. Samurai tranditional. Our right hand and root switchbacks straight it climbs almost to detour somewhat moderate and who has had problems in the knees and hesitation, friends eyes, taking a detour. Climbed kadowaki have and cane but looks like I use at without recognition and an easier route. Extends the distance will reduce the slope as a matter of course. Walk slowly, about 15 minutes. Straight grain set waited we had already arrived at the Castle. The last stone steps leading to the Castle steps, was hard. Somehow touched the harshness of the warring States, including stone walls and the feeling is. Say blow finally arrived at the Castle. 3-tier Tower, not large scale. However, about 80 metres above sea level even at the Summit because views are often gazing around to do so. High feel like Tiger. The West reminds at close range while, Mizuki was at sea. Also 5角形 castle that it couldn't. To exhibit in the castle was great on screen. Keep looks to be at flowers look fresh and comfortable, good feelings, such as the time of cherry blossoms. 下城 in the Castle and the Castle stay 30 minutes. Back came Gates stood up, headed out to heavenly forgiveness. Compared to Matsuyama Castle buildings, scale and sophistication is slightly inferior to the. Also Castle stands a charming little corner of the honmaru and the building itself is not. I think it's one of the places you want to visit in solemn atmosphere taste the whole mountain as well as stone would be exactly what should be called a Samurai Castle and then came West Shikoku, it means said. Again, part of the stone is quite difference, hard. Better borrowed canes are not confident in the legs, and no railings so think is also ironical of the elderly hardest.
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  • Leave your car in the parking lot, aiming at Uwajima Castle (100 yen parking fee). Uwajima castle that light up walking 10 minutes a pure have emerged. It was quite small and a little surprised, but as one of the existing Tower. The Ehime Matsuyama Castle, Uwajima Castle and two castles still in existence, is a rare place. Uwajima has deep ties with the date clan was a surprise.
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  • Climb the mountain to the Castle. Looks the part of the Castle looked up and improve the mood. And I couldn't find a ravine to the Castle, or sliding in, was little different from existing castles I've ever seen. Firmly in the beamed around the castle is small but I was surprised.
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  • The smallest of the original castles it is still worth a visit. Its remote location and small size also make it a much more personal experience than the giant castles in the other parts of Japan. It really reminded me of visiting the castle behind my relatives house in Germany.
  • A small original castle. The walk up and views are more interesting than the inside of the castle.
  • Original castle donjon with great views of the surrounding area. It's a climb to the top and if you approach from the wrong direction, you might have trouble finding the bottom of the path (but if you're coming from the train station, you're okay!). The castle is small and has three stories. Admission is 200 yen for adults and 100 yen for children. There is not much to see in the castle, but it is worth the cheap admission price for the additional city and harbour views. Don't forget to get a picture of the castle with a mountain background in mid-day. Best time to view is in cherry blossom season.
  • Sweet little castle with nice views on the city and the port.
  • Loved the architecture