Uwajima Castle 宇和島城

An excellently-designed strong fortress facing Uwajima Bay

Uwajima Castle, along with Matsuyama Castle, is one of Japan’s twelve originally surviving castles. Once a strong fortress facing Uwajima Bay, the castle is enclosed within an irregular pentagon-shaped land area. The castle was built by Takatora Todo, a feudal lord known for his excellence in castle design. With steep flights of stone steps along its enormous stone walls, the three-storey, triple-layer castle tower stands prominently on a hill top. Inside the castle, you can enjoy the wooden interiors along with views of Uwajima city and Uwajima Bay in the distance.

Basic Infomation

Address 愛媛県宇和島市丸之内
Hours [Gate opening times]
6am - 5pm (October to March), 6am - 6:30pm (April to September)
[Castle opening times]
9am - 4pm (October to March), 9am - 5pm (April to September)
[Folklore museum opening times] 9am - 4pm
Tel 0895-22-2832
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Price [Castle] Adults 200yen, Children (6-15) Free
Discounts for groups of over 20: Adults 160yen
[Folklore museum] Free