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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 Uedajo Castle and beyond, use our Ueda trip itinerary builder website to get the most from your Ueda vacation.
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  • Because it was the end of 11 months, Zelkova trees had leaves that had wind piling up leaves in the Castle proper mark.
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  • Missed a little bit during this season maple in front of the gate was still in good shape. Great place to walk parking is cheaper! Close to the Museum? Also it is good to know the history of Ueda, location.
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  • Lighting in the parking lot and looks left and right Tower. Karahori right down to walk from the parking lot, and once went the train and explanations. Remain in the home. The West Tower was built in the early Edo Sanada shrine, back to respectable yashina restored, inside and looks. I think anyone who likes history, places.
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From contemporary business hotels to traditional Japanese lodgings, the spectrum of accommodations on offer in Ueda is broad. For an authentic Japanese experience, consider a stay in one of the many classical Edo-period ryokans. If you're looking for something without the frills, explore the area surrounding the central station, where numerous modern high-rise hotels provide convenient access to Ueda's attractions and commercial district.
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