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Uedajo Castle, Ueda

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Castle Historic Walking Area
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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  • 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 .  more »
  • 21 minutes from Komoro or 45 minutes from Shinano Karuizawa Station towards Nagano Station plus a 10-minute walk from Oshiro Exit (walk left past the bus stops, follow the sign to the left, go down to...  more »
  • This castle was nowhere to be found. It was just an empty lot with a marker that states it used to be where the castle was. The castle towers and gates are still in place  more »