Matsushiro Castle in Nagano

Matsushiro Castle, also known as Kaizu Castle, is a historical site located in the Nagano city of Nagano, Japan. The castle was built in the late 16th century and was the residence of the Sanada clan, a powerful samurai family.

Today, the castle ruins and surrounding area are a popular tourist destination, offering visitors a glimpse into Japan's feudal past.

Things to See and Do at Matsushiro Castle

  • Explore the castle ruins and imagine what life was like for the Sanada clan.
  • Visit the Sanada Treasures Museum, which displays artifacts and documents related to the Sanada clan and Matsushiro Castle.
  • Take a stroll through the Matsushiro Castle Park, which features beautiful cherry blossom trees in the spring.
  • Visit the nearby Matsushiro Underground Imperial Headquarters, a network of tunnels used by the Japanese army during World War II.
  • Take a guided tour of the Matsushiro Castle area to learn more about the history and significance of the site.

Getting to Matsushiro Castle

Matsushiro Castle is located in Nagano city, approximately 4 kilometers east of Nagano Station. The easiest way to get there is by taxi or bus.

If you're coming from Tokyo, take the Hokuriku Shinkansen to Nagano Station and then transfer to the local bus or taxi.

Map of Matsushiro Castle

Approximate latitude and longitude: 36.6547° N, 138.2303° E