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Matsushiro

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Address: Nagano, Nagano Prefecture
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+81 26-286-4621
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Really nice town

What's not to like in this small town?! Its nestled close up to the mountains, has an interesting partly reconstructed castle park and just by the castle park a really good... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 December 2016
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

What's not to like in this small town?! Its nestled close up to the mountains, has an interesting partly reconstructed castle park and just by the castle park a really good Samurai district with a number of fascinating period houses and compounds as well as a good museum (treasure house its called) in the main street there is a bakery... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

From JR station take bus # 3. You can get all the info, maps and instructions from the tourist station in Nagano....and quite a bit of info at the tourist center at Matsushiro. I spent 4 hours here, lots of different sites to see. Highly recommended.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

These days Matsushiro is pretty much a suburb of Nagano, but it was once a great castle town. We spent a nice couple of hours here visiting the museum, the military school and one of the former samurai residences. Were we not so tired from previous day's sightseeing we would have spent another hour or so here exploring more streets... More 

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Ogawa-machi, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

. . . . worth seeing for several reasons. One is the surprisingly-large and extensive tunnel complex carved by forced laborers out of the mountainside that were intended to house communication systems during the war. A sobering sight. Another is the excellent Sanada Clan Museum which houses many of the elegant possessions of the warlord who once ruled the town.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

People are friendly and helpful. Old-world charm present in the character of the surroundings. I enjoyed it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

Easy to get to outside of Nagano, remains of the castle and about 6 old Samurai houses, its a great half day side trip

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