The long-established Sanada family from east Shinshu expanded their influence as a local ruling family and survived turbulent times from the Azuchi-Momoyama period (1573 - 1603), the age of rival warlords, to the Edo period (1603 - 1868).
Matsuriso retains the stateliness of the simple Samurai spirit of the Sanada family.
The Sanada Treasures Museum which exhibits the Sanada family treasures and the former Sanada Residence with its beautiful garden and Bunbu School, where the sons of the clan members studied literature, military science and swordsmanship, convey the culture of the castle town to the present day.
- 9:00 - 17:00 *admission until 30 minutes before closing
- Maintainance period (5 days in the late-June)
Access / Public Transport
- 30 minutes from JR Nagano Station by the bus bound for Matsushiro. Get off at Matsushiro Sta. Bus stop.