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Great artefacts, but selective English

Matsushiro was possibly more popular than it usually is when we visited it, thanks to the NHK drama... read more

Reviewed March 17, 2016
Simone R
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Melbourne, Australia
You can feel the heritage

The Japanese are are proud people and amongst the proudest were the samurai class that were in a... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2015
Ken W
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We followed the advice from other posters. We took the #30 Bus from the JR Nagano Station busstop #3. About 30 min and 650 Yen later we arrived at the transit center and walked about two blocks to the museum. The single museum ticket was...More

1  Thank Ed M
Reviewed July 31, 2017

It's not my first time to go there. I went there last time in 2009, I came here again in 2016 due to the Daiga Dorama (大河ドラマ) "Sanada maru (真田丸)" on air. As a fans of Sanada clan and this dorama I made this plan...More

2  Thank edmundduck
Reviewed May 3, 2017

Starters: There is a bus to get here that is not the JR rail. If you are interested, you need to take the Alpico line bus 30 from the Nagano City Bus Bay 3. Alpico is not included in Google Maps. It's a 30 minute...More

3  Thank dorifuta
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Definitely worth the visit if you are into Japan history. Understand how the whole clan ruled and evolved through detailed timelines. There is a feature on various battles which the Sanada participated.

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Reviewed December 22, 2016

Most interesting museum and the story of the all powerful Sanada clan who built the castle and established the castle town and samurai precinct

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Reviewed March 17, 2016

Matsushiro was possibly more popular than it usually is when we visited it, thanks to the NHK drama 'Sanada Maru', currently airing on TV. The exhibition at the museum was in relation to the drama. The museum had some great artefacts on display, especially the...More

3  Thank Simone R
Reviewed March 13, 2015

The Japanese are are proud people and amongst the proudest were the samurai class that were in a way the upper class of feudal Japan. The Sanada museum is a beautifully restored residence which portrays the exclusive life the lords of the time lived. Long...More

3  Thank Ken W
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