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Sanada Clan House

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Sanada Clan House (真田邸) is one of the remaining Samurai House located in Matsushiro, Nagano Prefecture. It was constructed in 1864 by 9th lord of Matsushiro Sanada Clan, Yukinori for his mother. Because it was the house of Daimyo, it is a very gorgeous house with many rich architectures. This house has a beautiful pond surrounding garden in front of the guest room and tea room. It is a very rare case that the house and the garden are still remaining. This house is also the only remaining structure of Matsushiro castle.

Tourist In.
There are parking and restroom.
Admission: 200 Yen.
There is a group discount.
Time: 9:00 to 17:00 (last entry 16:30)

Access
0. at Nagano Station
1. use a local bus to Matsushiro.
2. walk south west (10 min.)


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Sanada Clan House
Sanada House is a very important property that tells the story of late Edo period architecture. It was constructed in 1864 by Sanada Yukinori, the 9th lord of Matsushiro domain. In 1862, his mother and wife were allowed to go back to Matsushiro. Then, he had to build the house for his mother at the outer bailey of Matsushiro Castle. Later, when Yukinori retired, he also lived in this castle. There the gate, the main house, 7 storages and the pond surrounding garden. These buildings and structures are only remaining structures of Matsushiro castle. Because it was the house for the castle lord, it has the many features of high-rank Samurai, such as the gate has a huge Shikidai floor.

It is designated as the national important historical asset.

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