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.
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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 »
Nice place to walk around and learn about Ueda
Beautiful castle!! Especially at the night
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