SIGHTSEEING

SIGHTSEEING

When people talk about Ueda, they think of Ueda Castle which is connected to the Sanada Family. This site is a classic tourist spot regardless of the season that continues to be loved to this day as Ueda Castle Park.

Ueda Castle Park

This is a castle on plains that was constructed by Sanada Masayuki. This is known as a famous castle with a long military service that fought off the Tokugawa army twice. Nowadays, it has been developed into a park with it being possible to enjoy the 100-year old Japanese zelkova trees that line the paths and the approximately 1,000 cherry blossom trees in the spring.

Ueda Castle Park

Kitamuki-Kannon Temple (Bessho Hot Springs)

This is a Yakuyoke-Kannon Temple with an enshrined Buddha that wards away evil fortune which was built in 825. The structure got its name from the fact that the main temple building is directed to the north so that it faces Zenko Temple. It is said to be even more advantageous to visit and pray at this temple in conjunction with Zenko Temple.

Kitamuki-Kannon Temple (Bessho Hot Springs)

Yanagimachi Marriage Mizukake Jizo and Suikinkutsu

The Hokkoku Highway Yanagimachi is famous as a place where the streets have remained since ancient times. In a small park in front of the entrance to Yanagimachi, you will find the Marriage Mizukake-Jizo and Suikinkutsu. The jizo statue worshipped here is dedicated to the hope of marriage. If you pour water on this jizo statue, the water that has cleansed this figure will fall to the ground and a beautiful sound will resonate to mark the beginning of a marriage.

Yanagimachi Marriage Mizukake Jizo and Suikinkutsu

Around Sugadaira Plateau

Sugadaira Plateau is a part of Joshinetsu Kogen National Park. It is known as a Mecca of many sports, including rugby, soccer, tennis, paragliding, golf, mallet golf, hang gliding, horseback riding and more. In winter, the plateau develops in a snowscape as far as the eye can see with the high-quality powder snow attracting many skiers.

Around Sugadaira Plateau