Matsushiro Castle Ruins

Travel Guide - Matsushiro Castle Ruins


At the time of the historically famous Battles of Kawanakajima (1553 - 1564) between Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin, Matsushiro Castle, originally called Kaizu Castle or Kayatsu Castle, was built as the stronghold for Takeda Shingen.
After the destruction of the Takeda family, the castle was controlled by the Oda family and Uesugi family.
Later, the castle became the residence of the Sanada family in 1622 by the order of the Tokugawa Shogunate, and then it was destroyed by the Meiji government in the Meiji Period (1868 - 1912).

Renovation work was completed in 2004 and some buildings and stone walls of the castle were reconstructed.
Visitors can learn about the time of the Edo Period (1603 - 1868) as well as view the glorious cherry blossoms in the spring.

Opening Hours

  • 9:00 - 17:00


  • No closing days

Access / Public Transport

  • 30 minutes from JR Nagano Station by the bus bound for Matsushiro. Get off at Matsushiro Sta. Bus stop.

Address / Location

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