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Matsushiro Castle, Nagano

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Castle · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Matsushiro Castle (松代城, Matsushiro-jō), formerly known as Kaizu Castle (海津城, Kaizu-jō), is a Japanese castle located in former Matsushiro town, now part of The site is a registered National Historic Site of Japan.
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  • There are two types of Japanese castles. One is called Yamajiro and these are constructed on a mountain and the other is built in a fields. This one is the latter. The place is surrounded by the...  more »
  • Happened to see on the news that there were sakuras blooming in the castle and decided to pop by. The best part, not many crowds!  more »
  • It was named Kaizu Castle, and famous for its tactical importance in the 4th Battle of Kawanakajima. But the castle was rebuilt many times, and the current one was rebuilt in 2004. The old castle's defensive structure was rebuilt, although incomplete.
  • So.beautiful and well maintain
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