Saturday, July 28, 2018

Komoro Castle

The summer time Seishun Juhachi Kippu (five all day tickets on JR trains for 11,850 yen) is available from July 20th - September 10th).  Last weekend I decided to go to Nagano with my cheap ticket. 

Komoro Castle was founded by Takeda Shingen on the grounds of two earlier castles (Otome Castle and Nabebuta Castle). Sengoku Hideshisa became the lord of the castle in 1590.  Later his son Tadamasa expanded the castle. Komoro is designated as one of the top 100 castles and is an Important Cultural Property. 

The castle park is only about a 5 minute walk from the Komoro Station. It was a hot day, so there were very few people around.  I bought the 500 yen ticket, which included several museums on the grounds. 

This was a small museum, all in Japanese, no photos allowed.

It was interesting to watch the kyudo (Japanese archery) demonstration.

Another little Japanese language museum, no photos allowed.

On the other side of the train station, the Otemon Gate is located.

(If you are interested in Japanese Castles, check out my Castle Page to see links to posts about the castles I've visited.)


Jeanie said...

What a wonderful field trip. Thanks for taking us there, Pamela. I loved the calligraphy panels.

Anonymous said...

Hi Pamela wow lots of awesome pics you visit so many beautiful castle and places,thankyou for sharing my friend xx

Brigitte said...

Absolutely great pictures. Thanks for sharing, Pamela.

Janie said...

It looks like you had a good walk and interesting history and architecture.
Good excursion Pamela.

Jen L said...

The otemon looks really interesting. I like all the signs about the gates too.

kiwikid said...

So good to see the places and the history preserved.

Vireya said...

Another interesting castle. The gardens look inviting, too. Love the blue of the hydreangea, and the apparently random red branch on the Japanese maple tree.

Leonore Winterer said...

What a lovely castle! The grounds look nice and shaded, even on a hot day. I bet the archers were hot in those costumes, though!