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Ozu Castle

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Peter R. wrote a review Jun 2019
Ulsan, South Korea1,348 contributions81 helpful votes
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Arriving at JR Iyo-Ozu Station after spending some 6-hrs walking around nearby Uchiko, I was weary, behind schedule and it had now started a persistent drizzle. Not facing a 30-minute walk given the weather, I abandoned any superfluous items in the coin-operated lockers outside the Tourist Information Office at the Station and took a taxi directly to Ozu Castle, armed only with a camera and my rainwear. Yes, the Castle is a relatively recent reconstruction, but so are a lot of castles in Japan (having recently visited Shuri Castle in Naha, Okinawa). What is important is the painstaking way in which the reconstruction is presented and Ozu-Jo is a beautiful example of this. The steep (60 degree) staircases to the upper levels were a bit of a challenge to this particular 60-something but taking time and using the centre handrail, it was worthwhile to drag myself to the top to take in the scenic views, even though they were somewhat obscured by the inclement weather. For Y800 you can get a combi-ticket for both Ozu Castle and the nearby Garyu Sanso and the Castle staff were helpful in phoning for a taxi to take me to the next attraction (the cottage and gardens at Garyu Sanso).
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Anna A wrote a review May 2019
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Great castle - old, though reconstructed. The museum staff take care of every little thing there! Marvellous view from the top, nice park arounf the castle. Three of us were the only tourists on a weekday...
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Date of experience: May 2019
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ozteddy wrote a review Apr 2019
Brisbane, Australia454 contributions170 helpful votes
Although this castle is quite small and not original, it is interesting in that it was reconstructed using original methods and materials and not concrete like a lot of others. This does give it a more authentic feel which I think is noticeable if you have been to a few Japanese castles. The interior displays of the history and building processes I also found interesting. Of course it is situated in a prime position high on a hill overlooking the river and town, and with a wreath of cherry blossoms surrounding it, a very impressive sight from any angle. From here it was about 25 minute easy walk back to the station.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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MunichEricJ wrote a review Apr 2019
Munich5,894 contributions496 helpful votes
The castle has been lvingly kept, and is a great exampls of its kind. The views, as usual, are excellent as it sits on high ground.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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DYA717 wrote a review May 2018
Honolulu9,298 contributions536 helpful votes
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It is up a hill by the river. This is a small reconstructed castle. Great view from the top of the surrounding areas.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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