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Matsushiro Castle

Matsushiro, Matsushiro-machi, Nagano 381-1231, Nagano Prefecture
+81 26-278-2801
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Worth the long train ride

Made for some beautiful pictures. Easy walk from the station, during which you can walk over some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Northwest Arkansas
via mobile
To see a real 12th century castle.

Go to Matsushiro by rail walk to castle stop at one of the traditional restaurants just outside of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Richard W
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Matsushiro, Matsushiro-machi, Nagano 381-1231, Nagano Prefecture
+81 26-278-2801
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made for some beautiful pictures. Easy walk from the station, during which you can walk over some traditional bridges.

Thank E0040639
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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...More

Thank Travelbug98765
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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