Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Matsushiro castle grounds - Nagano prefecture

Matsushiro castle grounds are located near Matsushiro station and give good views of the alps in Nagano prefecture. A lot of the castle walls are restored and the buildings are restored but the feeling from visiting there is good and due to its smaller size than the bigger more famous castles it is pleasant enough to see easily. Matsushiro can be reached by bus from Nagano city which takes about 30 mins, and train which takes a little longer.

The photos above are of the entrance to the center of the castle grounds.

A view of the rear entrance of the castle.

If the cherry blossoms are out and it is sunny it is a nice place.

The alps in Nagano are still quite covered in snow in early April. The lower mountains are free of snow though.

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