Ozu, City in Japan
General Information about Ozu
Ozu (Ozu) is a middle town within Ehime prefecture in the Shikoku region. Sister city of Ozu is Takashima in Japan.
There is a fishing port in the city. You can easily reach the suburbs of Ozu by local rail services in 12 stations.
A famous person from Ozu is Kotaro Tokuda (born 1991).
Travel tips for Ozu
Top Ozu destinations for your sightseeing are the Ozu castle (å¤§æ´²åŸŽ) throughout the year, the Mountain villa "Reclining dragon" (è‡¥é¾å±±è˜) throughout the year and the Ozu red brick museum (ãŠãŠãšèµ¤ç…‰ç“¦é¤¨) throughout the year.
The Ozu castle stands imposingly in the city, was built in the year 2004 and impresses ist visitors with 60.000 stones.
The Ehime Yosakoi festival (ãˆã²ã‚YOSAKOIç¥ã‚Š), another great attraction where you can experience the Dancers in the streets of Ozu (å¤§æ´²ã®è¡—ã‚’æ²¢å±±ã®è¸Šã‚ŠåãŒèˆžã„å·¡ã‚‹). Another experience is the Ozu Rekishi Hanakairo (ãŠãŠãšæ´å²è¯å›žå»Š). Of interest here is the City walk with a tour guide event (æ¡ˆå†…äººã¨ä¸€ç·’ã«ã€Œã¾ã¡æ©ãã€ã‚’ã™ã‚‹ã‚¤ãƒ™ãƒ³ãƒˆ).
Culture and History
The oldest building in the city is named Sukunahikona shrine (å°‘å½¦åç¥žç¤¾).
Do you want to see fireworks in Ozu? The Suitengu fireworks (æ°´å¤©å®®èŠ±ç«å¤§ä¼š) with 1.600 rockets is popular. You can best watch from the Yunoki Nyoho temple riverbanks. Another fireworks is the Ozu river festival fireworks (å¤§æ´²å·ã¾ã¤ã‚ŠèŠ±ç«å¤§ä¼š) with 4.000 rockets. Have a good view from the Hiji-river Hiji-Kita riverbed.
If you want to take a hot bath in Ozu, the spa Garyu-no-Yu (è‡¥é¾ã®æ¹¯) brings you relaxation and is also good for Muscle pain. The address: Yunoki 388-1 (æŸšæœ¨388-1). Another hot spring here is Oyabu Onsen (å°è–®æ¸©æ³‰), which helps amongst other things in Rheumatism. Go to Hijikawa-cho Uwagawa 1433-1 (è‚±å·ç”ºå®‡å’Œå·1433â€1) for this.
You want to eat well and enjoy a drink in Ozu? The Tonkurimabushi bowl (with chestnuts and pork belly) (ã¨ã‚“ãã‚Šã¾ã¶ã—) is recommended by locals. Another recommendation for gourmets: The Amagonosatsuma (biwa trout in satsuma soup on rice) (ã‚ã¾ã”ã®ã•ã¤ã¾).
Do you already own a souvenir from Ozu? You could buy for example the Shigure (Steamed sweets of azuki-beans and non-sticky rice), available in Ozu machi no eki "Asamoya".
Flowers and Foliage
Discover the cherry blossom in Ozu from 03/21 to 04/30, best in the Ozu castle (å¤§æ´²åŸŽ). To mention in Ozu is the Azalea in flower, which you can see in Fujiyama (å†¨å£«å±±) from 04/21 to 05/20.