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Uwajima Castle

"Tastes of JAPAN by ANA" is a regional vitalization project that collaborates with the different prefectures in Japan to present the Land of the Rising Sun in all of its diverse glory.

The castle tower of Uwajima Castle, which is counted as one of the 12 remaining original castle towers, has been designated an Important Cultural Property. The Castle is built on top of (approximately 80m above the sea) in the plain in central Uwajima.

This castle was built by Todo Takatora, a military commander renowned for castle construction, from 1596 to 1601. In 1615, Date Hidemune, the eldest son of Date Masamune, entered the castle.

Since then, it was inhabited by generations of the Date clan.

The current castle has been reconstructed since becoming the resident castle of the Date clan, but it keeps the same style of the castle as when Todo Takatora first built it.

Location

Name Uwajima Castle
Web Sites (In Japanese) http://www.uwajima.org/spot/index7.html
Address 1 Marunouchi, Uwajima-shi, Ehime
Hours

(Opening gate)
March to October 06:00-18:30
November to February 06:00-17:00
(Castle guard)
March to October 09:00-17:00
November to February 09:00-16:00
(Regional pavilion)
March to October 09:00-17:00
November to February 09:00-16:00

Inquiries TEL:0895-22-2832 (Uwajima Castle guard)
Price Castle guard: Adult 200 yen / Junior High School Student or younger Free entry (group discount available)
Regional center: Free entry