There are a lot of ruins in Matsushiro from ancient times to the present such as The Omuro Old Tomb Group (Omuro Cairns and Burial Mounds), the Samurai houses, and Underground Imperial Headquarters.
Matsushiro is a historical town related to the events of the turning points
in the history of Japan. Various cultural properties and appearance of
the Castle Town are reminiscent of those times and people in Matsushiro
inherit the traditions.
What's lovely about Matsushiro？
Matsushiro has a unique background that you can learn the real Japanese
history within. What is lovely about Matsushiro is not only its prestigious
history but also inherited traditional culture and the spirit of people
nurtured by rich nature. You can touch the heart of Matsushiro if you go
take a little walk through the town that time gose by slowly.
Japanese think there is a big river between this world and the heaven
and they need to pay 6 coins to the boat man to go across that river. The
family emblem of Sanada family is called "Rokumonsen" which is
formed by two lines of three coins. It means the warriors were always ready
to risk their lives in battles, that is the Samurai spirit of the Sanada
Streets and Ｈouses of Matsushiro
The Matsushiro remains almost as same as the town planning of the Edo era.
Because the main spots are close each other, you can walk around and visit
easy to the historical buildings such as gates or walls of the samurai
houses in the castle town and trees planted in the gardens with the taste
of the Edo era.
Nature and Nurture
Matsushiro is surrounded by the Chikuma River at the north side and
mountains at three directions. The mountains are there like objects of
the faith and the romance of the age of Warring States period. River and
the water from the mountains are the important elements in forming a castle
Trees color the seasons, and the rich nature has been blessing the
lives of people from the top of the everlasting mountains.