Considered a genius among Japanese castle builders, Todo Takatoro build this castle in 1601. Since it has served nine generations of Date as a representative place of residence. The Tenshu was rebuilt by the second Date lord around 1666 and has become the symbol of Uwajima and one of the last twelve Edo period castles in whole Japan. *Tenshu is the main castle tower *Only twelve of the remaining castles in Japan date back to the Edo Period
|business hours||[Opening of the gate] 6:00-17:00 (October-March) 6:00-18:30 (April-September) [Castle tower] 9:00 to 16:00 (October-March) 9:00 to 17:00 (April-September) [Shiroyama Folk Museum] 9:00-16:00|
|closed||[Castle tower] Open throughout the year, [Shiroyama Folk Museum] Monday (except for National Holidays on Monday, in which case it is open on the holiday and closed the following day instead), New Year’s holiday (12.29-1.3)|
|parking space||available Standard-sized car 100 yen (1 hour) / large- sized car 600 yen (1 hour) 45 (standard-sized cars)/ 3 (heavy vehicles)|
|admission fee||[Admission fees] : Castle Tower : Adults: (Senior High School students or older), 200 yen. Children: (Junior High School students or younger), 80 yen. Seniors: (65 years or over), 100 yen. Physical disability certificate owners: 100 yen. ※ Group discounts (20 or more people): ※ Adults: (Senior High School students or older), 160 yen per person. ※ Children: (Elementay / Junior High School students), 80 yen. [Admission fees] : Shiroyama Folk Museum : Free|
Built in the era of feudal lord Date Munenari (8th generation lord) as armoury, it is used today as a folk museum to exhibit old Japanese...
Enjoy local cuisine, like the “Uwajima Taimeshi” in a calm Japanese style atmosphere with traditional tatami rooms or sunken kotatsu....
Tourist information centre providing sightseeing related and event information for Uwajima. With local staff and many useful brochures...