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Imabari Castle

3-1 Toricho, Imabari 794-0036, Ehime Prefecture
+81 898-31-9233
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A Sea Castle built at the Beginning of Edo Period along the Seto Inland Sea

Imabari Castle was built by Todo Takatora (1556-1630), a warlord who was famous with his good... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2017
Sakai, Japan
Far too modern, no real reconstruction

Imbari Castle does not exist. What is presented is a concrete built Tower, good for viewing. The... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2017
Bremen, Germany
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3-1 Toricho, Imabari 794-0036, Ehime Prefecture
+81 898-31-9233
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Reviewed August 19, 2017

Imabari Castle was built by Todo Takatora (1556-1630), a warlord who was famous with his good management of building castles. The fact that the castle was built at the beginning of Edo Period means that it was never used in a war or fights. However,...More

Thank Kwakaku
Reviewed June 10, 2017

Imbari Castle does not exist. What is presented is a concrete built Tower, good for viewing. The interior is modern and does not resemble in the slightest the original condition. There are some exhbitions regarding modern photography of Japanese Castles, armor and weapons, as well...More

Thank Volker_May
Reviewed April 22, 2017

It is beautiful and clean. I don't understand why there were not many visitors there. To me, it is a good experience to visit there.

Thank JaniceAuYeung
Reviewed November 13, 2016

Imabari Castle is a beautiful site. There are lots of reconstructed buildings here and it takes time to see everything. Imabarijō is easily one of the highlights of my tour in Shikoku. The castle was known widely as one of the three great Mizujiro (water...More

Thank ART196
Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Japan has only a few castles that are along the sea. Imabari's is an example of how exquisite architecture can be complimented by the surrounding water. This castle exceeded my expectations, and I was glad to have trekked all the way to get there. There...More

2  Thank Rico H
Reviewed August 15, 2016

This castle was reconstructed using concrete, so I was not expecting much. However, the moat and castle walls were of a grand scale I did not expect, and the 6 storey castle tower was majestic, despite being a replica. Great view from behind the shrine.

Thank TokyoSean
Reviewed June 15, 2016

This castle is well worth a visit, I visited it in Spring and the cherry blossoms (Sakura) were in full bloom. Its free to enter and you can walk along the outer wall overlooking the moat surrounding the castle. the most is connected to the...More

Thank JohnPerthw
Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

This beautifully restored seaside castle (a rarity) was built in 1602 after the battle of Sekigahara but before the Tokugawa had consolidated power. The moat is connected to the sea and has saltwater fish in it. The castle is small - just one outer wall...More

Thank AhasverSaoPaulo
Reviewed January 5, 2016

This castle main building was closed for a holiday when I visited there in year-end season. I accessed into walled courtyard of the castle. I saw appearance of the castle. Then I visited a shrine which was next to the castle, and then I prayed....More

Thank mat_mak
Reviewed December 16, 2015

My wife and I stopped at Imabari on our way from Matsuyama to Kyoto. Upon arrival, we stored our luggage in the ample coin lockers and attempted to look for the Tourist Information Booth. It was a little difficult to find, as there was some...More

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