Head up to Ueda Castle, a historic fort known for its impressively designed defenses.
Built in the second half of the 16th century as the home of the Sanada clan, the castle twice repelled attacks from the Tokugawa clan before the century was out. The second time around, only 2,500 warriors reportedly defended the stronghold against a force of 38,000. Admire the citadel's clever architectural design, with its deep moat and imposing stone base. While not much of the castle still stands, the site's history and surrounding scenery makes it well worth the visit. For Ueda Castle and beyond, use our Ueda trip itinerary builder website to get the most from your Ueda vacation.
Ueda Castle reviews
There are entrances from two sides only, with long walks if you approach from other directions. What remains is quite attractive and the clan shrine inside is interesting and well used. It is free... more »
After our last year’s visit from Nagano when Ueda Castle sakura were hardly open, we returned in 2018 on a day trip from Ueno based on a tip about Ueda and Komoro from a TA friend. Ueda Castle was... more »
You can observe the fresh state of the tower that shoots guns and arrows, and the exhibits are abundant and do not get tired. If you put together the annex, you can follow the era from the sengoku period of Ueda to the pre-war era, you can enjoy very much. By the way, the common ticket is 500 yen for adults and 150 yen for elementary and junior high school students, so i think elementary and junior high school students who were eager to watch Satadamaru can enjoy a lot of money.
I went out in the morning and was satisfied to go around the moat while watching cherry blossoms slowly! This is the best time. It's fun to have a lot of openings and atmosphere. The garbage was supposed to be taken home by oneself, and the inside of the castle was beautiful.
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