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Great for Autumn leaves!

We came as a day trip from Tokyo to see the Autumn leaves. The park didn't disappoint as all the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TheHappyWanderingone
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Elwood, Australia
Easy half-day day trip from Nagano for sakura

Ueda is a short train ride from Nagano; much of the ride is in a very long tunnel. As you approach... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
hfot2
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Vermont
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Reviewed 1 March 2016

First of all, I'd like to ask you to know what to see at ruins of Japanese castles. Many people might consider that Japanese castle is the building of Tenshukaku (castle tower) that was the symbol of those castle after Nobunaga Oda era. However, there are many ruins of castles without those towers. When you visit ruins of Japanese castles, I'd like you to see other buildings and facilities as well as the whole structure of the site of castles. Castles were the places where the lords lived, but the military base at the same time.
Uedajo Castle is the important historical place where Tokugawa Clan tried to fall off twice but couldn't due to the skillful designed structure. Sanada Clan constructed and built this castle.
There are towers in the site now, and some are as of 400 years ago. You can also enjoy museum in the site.
Uedajo Castle is very hot area this year because the "Sanada-maru" historical drama is on air every Sunday. I believe those who would like to know Japanese history could have a great time there!

Date of experience: February 2016
2  Thank Tokugawa_Ieyasu
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Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Loved the history of this castle. This is the place where Sanada Yukimura and his army were from. The place had quite a lot of story to tell, unfortunately some parts of the castle were under renovations when we were there... But nonetheless.. It was a very interesting place to be.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Cliff S
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Reviewed 18 August 2015

You will find lots of castle ruin in japan. We came here at 5pm thinking the castle would be closed. But luckily you still can walk the grounds only the tower is closed. Walk around the surroundings and it features all the parts of the castle, tower, moat etc

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed 4 July 2015

Which makes sense if you can read the Japanese and understand the significance historically, etc. If you're expecting to see a castle you'll be disappointed. Nice place for a stroll. Free parking. Shrine on the grounds. Well has an interesting story.

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 8 April 2015

Just took a walk around the surroundings of the castle, so we never went inside. The surroundings were very nice, especially in the spring time with some cherry blossom trees outside the castle.

Date of experience: March 2015
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