Facilities & Locations

Matsushiro Castle Ruins

Matsushiro Castle Ruins National Historic Site

Traces of natural fortifications and the domains’ palace

  • 15 min
  • Free
  • Closed

【Currently, some areas are off limits due to preservation work.】
Matsushiro Castle was built in the middle of the 16th century. Built so that the Chikuma River flowing on the north side would serve as a moat, it became the stage of a major battle, the Battle of Kawanakajima.
After a change of castle lords, Nobuyuki Sanada moved from Ueda Castle to Matsushiro Castle in 1622. Ten generations of the Sanada clan lived there for about 250 years until it was destroyed in 1871.
After that, only the stone walls remained until 2004, when the gate and bridge were rebuilt and restored to their original states.

Highlights of Matsushiro Castle Ruins

Features of Matsushiro Castle

Features of Matsushiro Castle

“Taiko-mon” Drum Gate

“Taiko-mon” Drum Gate

“Inui” Turret

“Inui” Turret

Kita Akazu Gate

Kita Akazu Gate

Earthen Fortifications

Earthen Fortifications

Location・Opening Hours・InquiriesInquiry

Location
〒381-1231
44 Matsushiro, Matsushiro-machi, Nagano
Inquiries
TEL:0120-691-792
Hours
Generally open time-round
Closed
Generally open year-round

Admission fee

FREE

Access ・ Parking lot

Public transportation
Bus:
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
Parking
Lot: 7 large-size buses and around 23 regular vehicles

Matsushiro Castle North Parking Lot
(5 min walk to the Castle Ruins)
Lot: 10 large-size buses and around 60 regular vehicles
Accessibility
Multipurpose toilet
Accessible parking spaces:
Front of the Sananda Treasures Museum: 1
Municipal parking lot: 2
Matsushiro Castle North Parking Lot: 2

Exhibitions & Events

Mon,7 30 2018
松代城跡(公園)利用許可について
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Wed,4 1 2015
日本100名城スタンプは真田邸にあります
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