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Saijō-han Jinya Remains

Enchanting spot with a rich history of the “city of water” Saijō when it was a castle town

Remains of the administrative headquarters of the Hitotsuyanagi family—Saijō domain’s feudal lord—built around 1640. To the inside of the moat of this historical site, parts of the ancient structures still remain, including the ōte-mon front gate, stone walls, a moat, and kita-mikado (north gate). It is currently being used as the Saijō High School grounds, and the ōte-mon serves as its main entrance. There is abundant water contained in the moat that surrounds the four sides making this a symbolic spot for Saijō, the “city of water.” It is a popular area for strolling and exploring as you will also find the Ehime museum of folkcraft, Saijō Kyōdo Museum, and Ioki Memorial Museum, as well as the Saijō Eikou Church which has been garnering attention in recent years for the architecture.

Basic information

Location
234 Meiyashiki, Saijo-shi, Ehime
Access
A 7-minute drive from Iyo-Saijō-eki station

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