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Castle by the sea

Beautiful reconstructed castle which is surrounded by great looking original walls and a wide sea... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
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 19 August 2017
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3-1 Toricho, Imabari 794-0036, Ehime Prefecture
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Beautiful reconstructed castle which is surrounded by great looking original walls and a wide sea water moat. It cost 500-yen to enter but 65-yrs+ get in for 400-yen. Yeah! Gotta take off shoes and walk with provided slippers. No photos were allowed inside except for...More

Thank DYA717
Reviewed 19 August 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

1  Thank Kwakaku
Reviewed 10 June 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

1  Thank Volker_May
Reviewed 22 April 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 13 November 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

1  Thank ART196
Reviewed 11 September 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 15 August 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 16 June 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 17 February 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 5 January 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
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