Ozu Castle


The symbol of Ozu, recently reopened after a major reconstruction
An enthusiastic campaign by the citizens of Ozu led to the reconstruction of Ozu Castle more than 100 years after the destruction of the main tower. The four-storey, four-layer castle keep was accurately reconstructed thanks to well-kept documents dating back to the Edo period. One of very few Japanese castles reconstructed with wood, all the timber used was gathered from the surrounding country making the castle an important cultural treasure. The interior includes a mezzanine with displays of documents, panels and dioramas showing how the original castle was built along with details on the fascinating history of Ozu and Ozu castle.
Address 愛媛県大洲市大洲903
Phone 0893-24-1146
Business HoursOpen 9am - 5pm (Last admission at 4:30pm)
Days Closed for BusinessOpen every day
PriceAdults 550yen, Children (under 15) 220yen, Children (under 5) Free
Discounts for groups of over 20: Adults 440yen, Children (under 15) 176yen
Directions(Closest bus stops)
By Gururin (Ozu City Circular Bus): Shimin-Kaikan-Mae bus stop (3 min.)
By Iyotetsu Nanyo Bus: Masugata bus stop (6 min.)
By Uwajima Jidosha Bus: Ozu-Honmachi bus stop (10 min.)
Parking(Shimin-Kaikan car park) 57 car parking spaces available
(Kanko Daiichi car park) 45 car parking spaces and 4 coach parking spaces available
(Shimin-Kaikan car park) 150yen up to 1 hour, additional 80yen per 30 min
(Kanko Daiichi car park) Free parking