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“Easy half-day day trip from Nagano for sakura”
Review of Uedajo Castle

Uedajo Castle
Ranked #3 of 130 things to do in Ueda
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Ueda is a short train ride from Nagano; much of the ride is in a very long tunnel. As you approach the station you can see the castle from the window It’s not a terribly long walk from the station to the castle grounds, perhaps 20 minutes or so but signage is not good.

The blossoms were at about 30% when we visited, just enough to provide some good photos at the entrance where trees were in bloom and along the canal. The trees in the main area were not yet much beyond bud stage.

The castle entrance gate was the site for two wedding photo shoots which provided many photo ops for us. We did not pay to enter the one castle building, but we were satisfied with what we saw of the exterior.

When we saw the castle from the train we noted that the lower level was in full bloom. We took a long stair down out of the east side of the castle and ended up right at this area. The trees here were the best of the morning and if you stood in just the right place you could capture the castle framed in blossoms. Many photographers were here, snapping away.

We spent about an hour and half on this visit. We figured that even if the trees were all in bloom, another half hour would be all we would need. We were satisfied that we had photographed everything we could and everything we wanted in the time we spent and we returned to Nagano for the afternoon.

Visitor tips:
Before you enter the castle there are public toilets - use them.
There’s a public toilet in parking area at street level.

Thank hfot2
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

I enjoyed the view of the city from the park. The walk around was nice. I had to see it after seeing the NHK Taiga Drama series on the Sanada Clan.

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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit as this is a very strategic castle. Lots to see and a good museum. Not much English but a very informative flyer.

Thank Angie_travel888
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

I am pleased to visit this place. This place is closed to the Ueda Station, but bus service also available. Inside the castle, there is a nice and green park.

Thank Maruf_Haque_Khan
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

Its a easy walk from the station its a interesting castle the staff a friendly and helpful, take your time and enjoy lots of places to eat around the area as well .

Thank stephen t
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