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Uwajima Castle

Uwajima Castle Uwajima Castle is at the center of Uwajima city located at the southwest part of Ehime Prefecture.
It is located about 0.7 km south of JR Uwajima terminal station.

A fort was built here in 941.
And a castle was built on the site in 1236.
After that, the castle had been used as a base of this region.
In 1601, a major renovation was done, and one of the major castles was completed.

After the end of feudal Edo Period (1603-1868), many buildings were demolished, but fortunately, the castle tower and Otemon gate were preserved.
But Otemon gate was destroyed by air laids in 1945 in the World War II.

The castle tower is on the top of a mountain about 74 meters high, and the height of the building is about 15 meters.

Tenshaen garden

Tenshaen garden It is a Japanese garden located about 0.6 km southwest of Uwajima Castle.
Originally, here was a palace facing the sea built by Munetoshi Date (1635-1709), the 2nd castle lord of Uwajima Domain.
Munetada Date (1792-1889), the 7th castle lord, constructed this Japanese garden in a part of the palace in 1868.
It is not so wide, but there is a large pond and a trail is set up around the pond.
In this garden, there are many wisteria vines.

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How to get to here

By railroad

By JR limited express "Uwakai","Shiokaze", about 1 hour and 20 minutes from Matsuyama to Uwajima.
From Uwajima station to the castle tower on the top of mountain, about 25 minutes on foot.

Uwajima Castle
Photo by Uwajima City
Entrance of Tenshaen
Photo by Uwajima City
Tenshaen garden
Photo by Railstation.net
Bridge of wisteria in Tenshaen
Photo by Uwajima City

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