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Uedajo Castle, Ueda

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Head up to Uedajo 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 travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Ueda holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Uedajo Castle and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Cold this year, flowering cherry trees slow or is ending in the 4/14 is the Cherry Blossom Festival in those days may be in full bloom. Glover's tour bus parking is not clear, annual 10 day forecast for past was a good bus service. On the TV in the spotlight as Sanada Castle, 6 Crest Sen flag was flying. It was a place too many stalls, only blossom if you choose a quiet place so that you can afford.
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  • Senbon Sakura has had plenty of stalls went to the Festival, lively people volunteer staff took pictures with the armor, it is fun. Parking may be crowded, but also is kinda small and can be gently blossom elsewhere outside. Please come try! I suggest you ~ ~
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  • In last year's drama "Sanada-Maru" was Sanada House places across the country are crowded. Ueda Castle which is also of course had a great hand has settled down finally? Now may we slowly.
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