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Address: Matsushiro, Matsushiro-machi, Nagano 381-1231 , Nagano Prefecture
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Not much of a Castle Left

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... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

Thank Maddy A
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76 reviews
64 attraction reviews
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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 castle and it relationship to its town...mooted!

Thank davidmgeer
San Francisco, California
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58 reviews
47 attraction reviews
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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 background. You can probably finish the whole thing in 15 minutes. Certainly skippable if not... More 

Thank Redflyer99
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Interesting place but I wouldn't say it was amazing it was interesting and quaint for Japan but compared to international castles I wouldn't make a special trip Only to see this. It was nice to be able to walk through it but it's just bare wood inside and very narrow and steep stairs. The best bit of the castle was... More 

Thank Travelbug98765
Bangkok, Thailand
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381 reviews
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Reviewed 23 December 2016

Not much left of it but you can clearly see the lay out as the gates and mounds and walls etc have been rebuilt... the geographic relationship with the close by Samurai district makes a neat package to visit.

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138 reviews
43 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

Since this is part of the large Matsushiro tourist site, it is definitly worth a visit as its right beside the bus station.

Thank travelling2day

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