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Matsushiro Castle Ruins松代城跡

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.


Nagano Pref. Naganoshi Matsushiromachi Matsushiro 44

phone 0262782801

9:00-17:00 (until 16:30 entrance)

Review of Matsushiro Castle

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/05/07 Great for Japanese historical lovers
If you know the history behind this castle like we do this place has a lot of historical meaning. Although today there isn’t much to see, there is some great views of the alps and mountains and it’s...
Reviewed:2018/04/06 Go during Cherry Blossoms time
We went during the Cherry Blossoms time.
It was the most amazing garden.
Without the gardens the castle is small and not that impressive. So the time of the year you go will make a huge difference.
Reviewed:2018/03/28 Back to old times
Not easy to climb the staircases. Nice view from above. Learning more about old times.
Funny show outsides.

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Nagano Pref. Naganoshi Matsushiromachi Matsushiro 44 [map]



9:00-17:00 (until 16:30 entrance)
In principle
Parking Lot
Yes (80 spaces)
Credit Card
[Sanada Treasure Hall] 026-278-2801

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Nagano prefecture is an exciting mix of mountains, hot spring monkeys, and preserved Edo history. At the heart of the Japanese Alps, Nagano is one of the country's most popular destinations, whether in winter for its snow sports and the much-loved Jigokudani Monkey Park or in the warmer months for discovering the undulating hills on foot. For fantastic Edo architecture, head to the Kiso Valley for a 60-kilometer stretch of quaint wooden buildings that marked the Nakasendo route 200 years ago.

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