Nipponia Hotel Ozu Castle Town

Ozu [Ehime]


Immerse yourself in the charms of this old castle town, Ozu, a city that retains the atmosphere of yesteryears while being surrounded by rivers and mountains. Nipponia Hotel Ozu Castle Town offers a unique experience of staying in Japanese houses, some of which used to be notable residences of historical significance.

Historical buildings were beautifully renovated to welcome you. One-of-the-kind accommodations are spread throughout the old castle town. Your dinners are served in a restaurant called Le Un offering innovative fusion. Each accommodation is distinct - some are renovation of mansions of affluent merchants, and others used to be a warehouse. If you are really interested in a once-in-a-life experience, Nipponia Ozu also offers a very exclusive experience - staying in the real castle tower of Ozu Castle itself and learning what it's like to be a feudal lord for one night!

Accommodation Type Hotel
Access 5 min. from JR Iyo Ozu Station by car
1 hour from Matsuyama Airport by car
3 hours from Hiroshima by car
Price Range*
  • 20,000 yen or below
  • 20,001 - 30,000 yen
  • 30,001 - 40,000 yen
  • 40,001 - 50,000 yen
  • 50,001 yen or above
Environment Located in the old castle town of Ozu
Room About 30 rooms
Private Bath Private bath equipped in each room
*Per person per night, for double occupancy on regular seasons for standard plan, including dinner and breakfast. Please check when booking.

Basic Information



  • Properties (about 30 rooms) are spread across the historical area of Ozu.Check-in and Check-out are done at reception building.
  • Hotel's staff will take you to your room by hotel's vehicle.
  • Each accommodation is unique and different as they re-utilize the historical buildings.


  • Dinner is an innovative fusion course served in the hotel's restaurant "Le-Un"
  • Breakfast is Japanese style featuring various small plates of local cuisine. Western style breakfast also available upon prior request.


  • Private bath is attached to each room.


  • Check in from 15:00
  • Check out by 12:00

Room type and prices


About 30 guestrooms are available at Nipponia Hotel Ozu Castle Town.

You can choose room category, but not the specific room if the category has two or more rooms, since all the rooms are renovated from old buildings for different uses.

Depending on the number of guests, your expectation and budget, we will propose a suitable house / room, including:

Private use of the whole house
  • Exclusive use of registered tangible cultural asset (171 sqm): the whole house (a maisonette-type accommodation) for your sole use
  • VMG Suite (126 to 133 sqm): the whole house (a maisonette-type accommodation) for your sole use

Other room categories range from VMG Premier Room (81 sqm or more) to more affordable VMG Comfort room (45 sqm or more)All the room types come with private bath and restroom.

Price differs depending on the room and seasons. Please check when you book. The rates are for per person, per night including dinner and breakfast.


From Tokyo

Tokyo - [1.5 hours by air] - Matsuyama Airport - [1 hour by car] - Nipponia Hotel Ozu Castle Town

From Hiroshima

Hiroshima - [3 hours by car] - Nipponia Hotel Ozu Castle Town

From JR Iyo Ozu Station

JR Iyo Ozu Station [5 min. by car] - Nipponia Hotel Ozu Castle Town

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Nearby Sightseeing Spots

Garyu Sanso (10 min. walk)

Take a walk through the charming streets of the old town to Garyu Sanso which is an authentic and artistic villa sitting atop cliffs overlooking Hijikawa River. This villa was built around 1907 and carefully designed by the traditional architecture method as well as Japanese aesthetics. It has a thick thatched roof and simple yet subtle tatami rooms. Perfectly landscaped moss-covered garden adds to the charms of the villa. Take time to soak in the tranquility in this hidden gem of Ozu.

Dogo Onsen and Matsuyama Castle (1 hour by car or train)

Dogo Onsen is one of Japan's oldest hot spring towns and an emblem of Ehime located to the east of central Matsuyama. The main attraction here is Dogo Onsen Honkan, a wooden public bathhouse which has welcomed visitors since 1894. It offers two gender-separated, old-fashioned public baths and large communal tatami rooms where you can relax with a cup of tea and sweet treats after a soak in the hot spring. What makes Dogo Onsen Honkan even more special is that it has a special section for the emperor's exclusive use which was constructed for the Imperial Family's visit in 1899. You can see a lavishly decorated room and a bath and toilet.
After enjoying its healing waters, take a stroll around or riding on a rickshaw in town in yukata robe.
Perched high on a hill in Matsuyama City center, Matsuyama Castle is famed as one of Japan's twelve castles that have survived since 1868 intact. This castle complex includes 21 buildings which are listed as Important Cultural Properties and is considered one of the most complex and interesting castles in the country to explore. To ascend the hill to reach the castle, you can hike, take a ropeway, or ride a single-chair chairlift. From the castle tower, a beautiful panoramic view of the entire Matsuyama City and the Seto Inland Sea can be enjoyed.

Shimanami Kaido (2 hours by car or train)

Shimanami Kaido is 70-kilometer bridge-and-island toll road that connects Onomichi in Hiroshima prefecture and Imabari in Ehime prefecture. Along with an express way runs a cycling and walking route. Shimanami Kaido is known as "cycling paradise", attracting cyclists from home and abroad who would like to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Seto Inland Sea. Not only cycling along the main road, it is also recommended that you make a detour to visit the islands and explore the history, culture and local lifestyle. You could complete the main 70-kilometer road in one day, but it is highly recommended that you spend 2 or 3 days at a leisurely pace to make the most of it.

Ohenro temples

Shikoku Pilgrimage, commonly called as "Ohenro" or "Henro", connects 88 temples inspired and trained by Kukai, a monk who founded Japanese Shingon Buddhism in the 9th century. This pilgrimage route extends four prefectures in Shikoku for about 1,400 kilometers, which makes it one of the world's longest circular pilgrimage routes.
People's purposes of making a pilgrimage are varied. Some come for religious reasons, some to get away from regular life, and some to reflect and find themselves. Walking on the pilgrimage route with steep mountain roads and stone steps in pastoral countryside or along calm coastal area will be a spiritual journey.
Though it takes 40-50 days to complete walking throughout, Michi Travel Japan is happy to help you hike some of the pilgrimage route that allows you to connect with local community and tradition. If you would like to experience Shikoku Pilgrimage as a day trip from Matsuyama or Dogo Onsen, we suggest the following private tour
Shikoku Pilgrimage 1day Experience Private Tour in Ehime