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Matsushiro Castle

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Great for Japanese historical lovers

If you know the history behind this castle like we do this place has a lot of historical meaning... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Toronto, Canada
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Back to old times

Not easy to climb the staircases. Nice view from above. Learning more about old times. Funny show... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
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Matsushiro, Matsushiro-machi, Nagano 381-1231, Nagano Prefecture
+81 26-278-2801
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

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 an enjoyable walk around the area. The...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank Martin J
Reviewed 28 March 2018

Not easy to climb the staircases. Nice view from above. Learning more about old times. Funny show outsides.

Thank annelis53
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Go to Matsushiro by rail walk to castle stop at one of the traditional restaurants just outside of grounds enjoy Nagano Soba. Then start to explore a true castle. The grounds around castle are beautiful. Go into castle count floors on outside of building then...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

There are only the castle walls and outlines of where buildings once stood. In short, there isn’t much to see. However, strolling or biking around to see the other sights in matsushiro town makes the visit worthwhile. There are three samurai residences as well as...More

1  Thank Tinamue
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Like most of the castle sites, the Tenshukaku was removed. It only has the outer structure left so it's kinda like a park. There is a stone marked "海津城跡" - called Kaizujou which is the old name of Matsushirojou. The experience was better to have...More

Thank edmundduck
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Yeah this place was nice but there's not much left and I just feel like there are more castles that are worth visiting. I came here because I was in the area but I definitely didn't think that it was a must see attraction.

Thank mariannek902017
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed the castle so much, it was great to see it and all the weapons on display. I felt like there wasn't much left inside but it is great to see how the castle was and use my imagination to figure out the rest!

1  Thank Maddy A
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Said to be one of the finest Castles in japan, bring your slippers to climb to the top! Views over the town to the (in March) snow covered mountains that fringe Matsumoto. Visit the nearby municipal museum and see the plans of the original feudal...More

Thank davidmgeer
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Its literally just a moat, four walls and stairs leading up to a platform where the main castle keep use to be. The main entry gate is still fairly intact and a plaque shows the entire castle complex in it's former glory and provides some...More

Thank Redflyer99
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