Facilities & Locations

Sanada Family Residence

Sanada Family Residence National Historic Site

A valuable estate known for its 19th century goten (palace) architecture.

  • 30 min
  • Charge required
  • Closed

The Sanada Family Residence was a palace built in 1863 over the span of a year. It served as a residence for the lord’s mother-in-law.
Later, it became the residence for the lord as well, following his retirement.

There are only a few palaces that were built apart from a castle like this remaining in the country. The main house and the many other buildings and gardens that remain on the premises are part of an important cultural heritage.

Highlights of Sanada Family Residence

Shikidai (Entryway Step) and Side Entryway

Shikidai (Entryway Step) and Side Entryway

Inner and Outer Chambers

Inner and Outer Chambers

Shakkei (Borrowed Scenery) and the Garden

Shakkei (Borrowed Scenery) and the Garden

Earthen Storehouses

Earthen Storehouses

Location・Opening Hours・InquiriesInquiry

1 Matsushiro, Matsushiro-machi, Nagano
9:00–17:00 (Last entry 16:30)
Generally open year-round (with the exception of cleaning)

Admission fee

Adults: \300
elementary and junior high school students: \120

Groups of 20 or more:
general: \250,
elementary and junior high school students: \90

Elementary and junior high school students FREE on Saturdays and May 5
FREE admission on 3rd Mon. in Sep. and Nov. 3

Access ・ Parking lot

Public transportation
30 min from Nagano Station’s Zenkoji exit.
Board the Alpico Bus (No. 30) bound for Matsushiro at boarding point #3.
Get off at the Matsushiro-eki stop and walk 5 min.
Private vehicle
10 min from the Nagano Interchange
Sananda Treasures Museum Parking
Lot: 3 large-size buses and around 70 regular vehicles

Municipal parking lot
(5 min walk to the Sanada Family Residence)
Lot: 7 large-size buses and around 23 regular vehicles
Indoor elevator for wheelchair use
Wheelchair: 2
Multipurpose toilet
Accessible parking spaces:
  Front of the Sananda Treasures Museum: 1
  Municipal parking lot: 2

Exhibitions & Events

Wed,4 1 2015
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Fri,3 1 2019~Tue,3 31 2020
Sanada Family Residence Storehouse No. 3 Activity Studio
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