Hike the ancient stairway to Uwajima Castle, a fortified structure well known as one of only 12 in the country to retain its original wooden keep. This modest hilltop castle affords elevated views over the bay and the township, stretching to the verdant hills that surround. Within the three-tiered keep, you can inspect swords and armor, alongside portraits of the feudal lords who owned them. Though the hike to the castle takes only 10-15 minutes, the steep and uneven trail may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties. To visit Uwajima Castle and other attractions in Uwajima, use our Uwajima online tour itinerary planner.
Uwajima Castle reviews
I've been to seven of the original castles now, I just made a trip out to Uwajima to see this castle. There was a parking lot near the entrance but it's closed now, there is a parking garage a few... more »
Though it small, it is one of the original castles of Japan. The view from there could not be better. It is worth the climbing. I parked at the entrance and it was pretty affordable (200¥) more »
Loved the quaint and non-touristy vibe to this little gem of a castle. Not a ton to see inside, however I would say the 200 Yen fee is worth if just to support the area. The path up the hill has a short and long course, depending on if you like to climb stairs or not. If you are in the area, definitely check it out. This castle is very photogenic and was very peaceful during our visit. Only a handful of people were around.
It's a tiny castle, on a very steep hill. From the top you can see the whole city of Uwajima, surrounded by mountains with an entrance to Uwakai.
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