Otemon, the main gate, with the donjon in the background
Tsume-mon which has a corridor that connects Honmaru and Ninomaru
Ranma above the fusuma sliding doors shows great waves.
This main hall is located next to the donjon.
The official meeting room with an elevated floor is only for
the feudal lord. Behind the sliding doors on the left, there
is a secret hidden room for guarding-samurai.
On the end of the rooftop, there is a heavy ridge-end tile like this.
View from the top of the castle donjon
Kurogane-mon, the Iron Gate
Many iron plates were nailed on the doors.
Ishi-otoshi, device for dropping stones against intruders
Ishi-otoshi and Shinobi-gaeshi, device for keeping intruders off
The donjon of the 240-thousand-koku castle in Tosa Province
The Aki family, local powerful clan, governed this district and built this castle in
the14th century. Kunitora Aki, the last lord, commited suicide in a temple after
a fierce battle with Chosokabe.
This is designated as a Cultural Property of Kochi Prefecture.
Statue of Todo Takatora, feudal lord who governed this area
Moat of Imabari Castle, connected with the Seto Inland Se
Looking through the loophole
Main tower of the castle
Matsu-e castle in Shimane
Horikawa Yuran: Cruising along the inner moat of the castle