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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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  • After a superb lunch at Hozumitei, we took a short & comfortable 500m walk to the base of Uwajima Castle & up the hill we climbed. It was by far the smallest of castles we have visited, but being one ...  more »
  • The existing 12 Castle one Uwajima Castle, Uwajima station in about 15 minutes on foot gate arrived from. There two gentle uphill route is circuitous and steep slope slightly, but gradually I recommend the. Will score up in about 20 minutes. UWA harbour views from Castle Square.
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  • One of the extant Castle 12 Castle. You will see the Castle and climb up the stairs about 10 minutes. So compact that the castle is elevated so far are very good. Also the staff was very helpful.
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