Facilities & Locations
Former Shirai Family Residence Front Gate
Nagaya Gate with a Rest Area Inside the 20-meter-long Gate House
- 15 min
Built in 1846, it was moved to its current location in 2000. A massive gate serving as living quarters for one of the Sanada clan’s vassals, the samurai Shirai, and others.
Today, it is a free rest space where you can get information and also where the Association of Volunteers for Matsushiro Cultural Heritages serves tea.
204-3 Matsushiro, Matsushiro-machi, Nagano
- April‐October 9:00–17:00 (Last entry 16:30)
November‐March 9:00‐16:30 (Last entry 16:00)
- Dec. 29 – Jan. 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 3 min.
- Private vehicle
- 10 min from the Nagano Interchange
- Sananda Treasures Museum Parking
(5 min walk to the Former Shirai Family Residence Front Gate)
Lot: 3 large-size buses and around 70 regular vehicles
- Multipurpose toilet
Accessible parking spaces:
Former Shirai Family Residence Front Gate: 1
Front of the Sananda Treasures Museum: 1
Municipal parking lot: 2