Matsushiro Castle Ruins

Castle / Ruins of Castle
These castle ruins are located in Nagano City. The castle was constructed as the base for the Takeda side during the Battles of Kawanakajima between Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin. It is a natural fortress that uses the Chikuma River as a moat. In addition, Sanada became the ruler in the Edo period (1603-1868), and it developed into the castle town of Sanada Jumangoku. Destroyed in the Meiji period (1868-1912), only the stone walls of the buildings remained, but now the gate and earthworks are maintained.

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Nagano Pref. Naganoshi Matsushiromachi Matsushiro 44 map map Map
[Apr.- Oct.]9:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)
[Nov.- Mar.]9:00-16:30(Last entry16:00)
[Honmaru] New Year's holiday(12/29-1/3)
[Tour fee] Free
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*Telephone is connected to the Sanada Treasure Museum.
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • A reconstructed Japanese field castle
    3.0 Reviewed : 2019.07.30
    There are two types of Japanese castles. One is called Yamajiro and these are constructed on a mountain and the other is built in a fields.This one is the latter. The place is surrounded by the...
  • Accidental find!
    4.0 Reviewed : 2019.07.24
    Happened to see on the news that there were sakuras blooming in the castle and decided to pop by. The best part, not many crowds!
  • A lot of steep stairs
    4.0 Reviewed : 2019.04.13
    This is a lovely building. On arrival we were met by a “shogun” who offered to have his photograph taken with him, amazingly for free. Shoes off, and up to the 6 th floor, via very steep and narrow...

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