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Imabari Castle

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Pretty Little Castle With Beautiful Grounds

I think the title of my review sums up our experience quite well. The castle itself is relatively... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sigve L
Tromso, Norway
Castle by the sea

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

Reviewed May 20, 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think the title of my review sums up our experience quite well. The castle itself is relatively small, and while it is worth a visit if you're in Imabari, it's not the kind of attraction you should travel a long way for. It is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sigve L
Reviewed August 30, 2018

The castle is surrounded by water. Unlike other typical castle, its compound is not so big and located on ground level, which does not need to climb stairs and slopes to reach the main castle. The composition is simple but the scenery is nice.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 20, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DYA717
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

Date of experience: August 2017
1  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

Date of experience: June 2017
1  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.

Date of experience: April 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2016
1  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

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank ricoh967
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.

Date of experience: July 2016
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

Date of experience: April 2016
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