Ueda City (Ueda-shi)

Shinshu Ueda City tourism - a city of castle, hot springs & snow resorts

Ueda City (Ueda-shi/上田市) is surrounded by nature, you can enjoy in a relaxed way. Shinshu Ueda is a city of castle town, hot springs and snow resorts. History and traditional landscape of the middle ages is still alive in this area. A japan you haven't imagined is waiting for you. From Ueda Castle to Yanagimachi is 5 mins walk, from Ueda Castle to Ueda Station is 7 mins walk and Yanagimachi to Ueda Station is 11 mins walk. It takes only 1 and half hours from Tokyo to Ueda by Shinkansan bullet train.

Ueda City is in the Eastern Region of Nagano Prefecture, which is located almost in the center of Japan. It is 190 km from Tokyo (1hours 20 minutes by train) and 40 km from the city of Nagano, which played host to the 1998 Winter Olympic Games. In 1889, Ueda was officially designated as a town. However, due to a strong economy, primarily from the prosperity of the Silk Industry, Ueda town began to attract great sums of wealth, and came to be known as "Silk City". At that time the population grew rapidly and in 1919 was reclassified as Ueda City.

Ueda City is also captivated by the latest industry exploding on the scene, the Information Industry. This industry is growing and prospering very rapidly in and around Ueda and is exemplified by the new Multimedia Information Center completed in 1995. This center provides visitors with an opportunity for hands, on interaction with computers, linking them to the multimedia universe in the Gallery.

The Ruins of Ueda Castle Park

Ueda's cultural and sporting facilities comprise of: Museum of Natural History, The Yamamoto Kanae Memorial Museum, Ueda Municipal Shinano-kokubunji Archaeological, Ueda Library. City Baseball stadium, Tennis courts, Gate ball field, Sports field and running track, Gymnasium, Outdoor swimming pool, Archery ground, Sumo wrestling ring, Nature and exercise park, a natural pool and athletics field, City Forrest Park (with Skating rink and bungalow). In door Swimming pool, Public hall, Cultural community hall (with a capacity of 500people). Creation Hall (a multipurpose center which contains a Planetarium, Space telescope, Computer and Audiovisual labs) and Ueda Castle, housing National treasures and other important items of cultural and historical significance.

Tourism is also thriving in the area with some 2.2 million guests visiting annually. Such popular destinations of: Bessho-Onsen, Ueda Castle, and the temples of Shioda Daira, make up the heart of the industry. Hotels and Traditional Japanese Style Inns provide approximately 1,200 rooms that can accommodate up to 3,000 guests.

Topography
Flowing through the central part of Ueda City is the Chikumagawa River. To the right of the river is a large delta and to the left, areas of open wide space are surrounded by pine trees, rich green forests. Valleys and 1000 meter high mountain range.

Climate
The average temperature is 11.8 centigrade. The temperature peaks at around 35 centigrade in summer and drops to around 10 degrees below zero centigrade in winter. Inland Temperatures are wide ranging, and vary considerably between summer and winter, daytime and nighttime. The average annual precipitation is approximately 900 mm, and humidity is low.

  • Ueda City Area Map:

    Ueda City (Ueda-shi) Wide Area Map - small, Central Ueda Area Map - small, Ueda City Facilities Map - small, Ueda Bessho-Onsen List Map - small, Gourmet Restaurants List Map - small
    Figure (link to full size image): Ueda City (Ueda-shi) Wide Area Map, Central Ueda Area Map, Ueda City Facilities Map, Ueda Bessho-Onsen List Map, Gourmet Restaurants List Map

  • Ueda Nature

    • Mt. Taro (Tarou-yama)

      Mt. Taro (Tarou-yama), Ueda

      1164 meters high and on top of which is the Mt. Taro Shrine, its red torii visible from the center of Ueda. There are four hiking courses, and this mountain is a favorite with the residents of Ueda.

    • Chikuma River (Chikuma-gawa)

      Chikuma River (chikuma-gawa), Ueda

      The Chikuma River flows to the west through the middle of Ueda valley. The seasonal changes along this river are part of the natural charm of Ueda. Temporary restaurants, called "Tsukeba", are set up along the river banks from about 20th May each year and fish meals are served to visitors. Many fishermen gather to catch "AYu" (Japanese river trout) in this river when the season opens in July.

      The fish sold in the Tsukeba are the "Haya" (dace) fish which gather in the shallows to spawn. Fishermen take advantage of the instinctive behavior of the fish at this time and use stones to form a barrier and spread sand to form a spawning ground. In this way they catch the "Ayu" as they gather, and cook them by applying salt and roasting them or by dipping them in batter and deep frying them.

    • Sugadaira Heights

      Sugadaira Kogen Highland, Ueda

      Sugadaira Kogen Highland is a popular ski and snowboard resort a wide range of courses. From 1200 to 2000 meters high. On these slopes there are many varieties of highland shrubs and flowers and also unusual edible plants. Because summer is cool in Sugadaira, hundreds of university students and others open training camps for rugby, etc. Tennis, golf and hang gliding are among other popular forms of recreation here. In winter, Sugadaira is one of Japan's biggest ski resorts. 60 min. by bus from Ueda Sta.
      Sugadaira Heights, Ueda
      Sugadaira-Kogen Sightseeing Association/ Sugadaira plateau tourist agency/ Sugadaira Ryokan Association
      1223-1751 Sugadairakogen Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-2204, Japan
      Tel 0268-74-2003
      Fax 0268-74-2353
      Website: http://sugadaira.com/ , http://sugadaira.info/

      Hare ski resort
      1223-146 Sugadaira-kogen, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-2204, Japan
      Tel: 0268-74-2137
      Website: http://www.sugadaira-hare.com/

    • Utsukushigahara kogen highlands

      Utsukushigahara kogen highlands, Ueda

      Utsukushigahara kogen highlands at the center of Nagano, in the north section of Yatsugatake Chushin Kogen Quasi-National Park is a 360 degree panoramic view of beautiful mountains and "Utsukushigahara Open Air Museum ". It is a flat tableland of a lava plateau that extends along the highlands at an altitude of 2,000 meters, above Matsumoto City, Ueda City, and Nagawa Town.
      NPO Utsukushigahara plateau (Utsukushigahara tourism association)
      154 Kamitakeshi, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-0508, Japan
      Tel: 0263-31-2751
      Fax: 0263-31-2038
      Website: http://www.utsukushigaharakogen.jp/npo.htm

      Utsukushigahara Hiking trail
      Iriyamabe, Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture 390-0222, Japan
      Tel: 0263-31-2807
      Fax: 0263-31-2290
      Website: http://user1.matsumoto.ne.jp/~kanko1/

    • Bessho/Bessyo Onsen (Hot Spring Spa)

      Bessho Onsen is one of the oldest hot springs in Nagano Prefecture. Its springs are also called "Water of Beauty". Situated in the Shiodadaira basin a short train ride from Ueda Station is Bessho Onsen, considered to be the onsen with the oldest history in Nagano. More Details: Besshoonsen, Ueda

  • Ueda Museum and Art

    • Shinano Drawing Museum (SHINANO DESSAN-KAN)

      Shinano Drawing Museum (SHINANO DESSAN-KAN), Ueda

      In this wooden brick building are displayed sketches by talented artists who died young.
      Shinano Drawing Museum (SHINANO DESSAN-KAN)
      300 Maeyama, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1436, Japan
      Hours: 9:00-17:00(-18:00 in Jul. Aug. and. Sep.)
      Open: All year round
      Access: Take Loop Bus and get off at Zensanji, then 2-min. walk,or 30-min. by car from Ueda Sta.
      Tel: 0268-38-6599
      Fax: 0268-38-8263
      Website: http://www.mugonkan.jp/

    • Mugonkan Museum

      Mugonkan Museum, Ueda

      This Museum collects some pictures painted by talented young students of Tokyo-Art College who died in the World War.
      Mugon-kan Museum
      3462 Koaso, Ueda-shi, Nagano Prefecture 386-1213 Japan
      Open: All year round
      Access: Take Loop Bus and get off at Mugonkan, then 5-min. walk,or 30-min. by car from Ueda Sta.
      TEL: 0268-37-1650
      Fax: 0268-37-1651
      http://www.city.ueda.nagano.jp/hp/kanko/museum/mugonkan.html

    • Ueda City Museum (UEDA SHIRITSU HAKUBUTUKAN)

      Ueda City Museum (UEDA SHIRITSU HAKUBUTUKAN)

      This Museum contains exhibits of local artifacts dating from the Old Stone Age to the present day, including those related to Ueda castle history. This Ueda Digital Museum Network is located inside Ueda Castle Park. You may access Ueda City Museum, Yamamoto kanae Memorial Art Museum and South Turret Museum together with single admission.
      UEDA City Museum
      3-3 Ninomaru, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-0026, Japan
      Hours: 8:30-17:00, Closed Wednesday, the day after a national holiday and Dec. 29th-Jan.3rd. (Open daily Aug.-Oct.)
      Access: 12-min. walk from Ueda Sta.
      Tel: 0268-22-1274
      Website: http://museum.umic.ueda.nagano.jp/hakubutsukan/

    • Kanae Yammoto Memorial Art Museum (YAMAMOTO KANAE KINENKAN)

      Kanae Yammoto Memorial Art Museum (YAMAMOTO KANAE KINENKAN), Ueda

      This was built in memory of Mr. Yamamoto who was a pioneer in the development of peasant art/ Agrarian Art (Nomin Bijyutsu) and inspired by the Russian Farmers Art Movement started teaching Ueda area farmers how to make wooden crafts in 1919. In addition to his woodcut prints and paintings, works by recent artists are also on display.
      Digital Museum Kanae Yammoto
      3-4 Ninomaru, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-0026, Japan
      Tel: 0268-22-2693
      Website: http://museum.umic.jp/kanae/

    • Turuzo Ishii Art Gallery (ISHII TSURUZO BIJUTSUKAN)

      Turuzo Ishii Art Gallery (ISHII TSURUZO BIJUTSUKAN), Ueda

      From the Taisho era (1912-1926) for about half a century, Mr. Ishii contributed greatly to art education in Nagano Prefecture. This is a collection of sculpture, paintings and other art objects. Ueda’s Tsuruzo Ishii Museum of Art (sculpture and painting) is just outside the main entrance to the castle grounds, in a Western-style wood building constructed in 1915. Ishii’s sumo sculptures are quite well known.
      Turuzo Ishii Art Gallery (ISHII TSURUZO BIJUTSUKAN)
      2-7-13 Ote, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-0024, Japan
      Hours: 10:30-16:30 (10:00-16:00 Nov.-Feb.), Closed Monday, the day after a national holiday and Dec.29th-Jan.3rd.(Open daily Aug.-Oct.)
      Access: 12-min. walk from Ueda Sta.
      Tel: 0268-23-1151

    • Ikenami Shotaro Sanada Taiheiki Museum (IKENAMI SHOTARO SANADA TAIHEIKI-KAN)

      Ikenami Shotaro Sanada Taiheiki Museum (IKENAMI SHOTARO SANADA TAIHEIKI-KAN), Ueda

      Located in the center of Ueda City, this hall exhibits books and manuscripts related to Ikenami shotaro, a great author deeply connected with Ueda.
      Ikenami Shotaro Sanada Taiheiki Museum
      3-7-3 Chuo, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-0012, Japan
      Hours: 10:00-18:00, Closed Wednesday, the day after a national holiday and Dec.29th-Jan.3rd.(Open daily Aug.-Oct.)
      Access: 12-min. walk from Ueda Sta.
      Tel: (0268)28-7100
      Fax: (0268)28-7101
      Website: http://www.city.ueda.nagano.jp/hp/sys/20091103000001261.html

    • Jorakuji Art Museum (JORAKUJI BIJUTSUKAN)

      Jorakuji Art Museum (JORAKUJI BIJUTSUKAN) , Ueda

      Contains old roof tiles collected by a former head priest of this temple, Koukai Handa, and nationally recognized art treasure. Such as statues, pictures of Buddha and Ukiyoe.
      Jorakuji Art Museum (JORAKUJI BIJUTSUKAN)
      2347 Besshoonsen, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1431, Japan
      Hours: 9:00-17:00 (Apr.1st-Sep.30th) , 9:00-16:00 (Oct.1st-Mar.31st), Closed Dec.25th-Jan.10th
      Access: Take Bessho line at Ueda Sta. and get off at Bessho onsen Sta., then 10min. walk.
      Tel: 0268-37-1234, 0268-38-2040
      Website: http://www14.ueda.ne.jp/~jorakuji/

  • Ueda History, Culture and Romance

    Ueda City, full of magnificent nature and history, is located in the eastern part of Nagano Prefecture. Ueda was the capital town where the local government was placed in the Shinano region (now Nagano region). For more than 1200 years, Ueda has preserved historical architecture including the famous Shinano kokubunji ruins built in the end of the Nara period (A.D710-794).

    In the Shioda area, there are many national treasures and important cultural assets, such as Hakkaku Sanju-no-To (three-story octagonal Pagoda a National Treasure), Kitamuki Kannon Temple, Zensan-ji Sanju-no-To and Chuzenji Yakushi-Do Temple.

    Visitors can enjoy these historical sites and relax at a famous Bessho Spa resort.

    UEDA-JO Castle where Samurai Lord Sanada Masayuki and his son Yukimura resided can be seen through the windows of a brand new Shinkansen (bullet train) "Asama" enroute from Tokyo to Nagano.

    The Chikuma river which played the role as a natural moat runs right below the castle dubbed "Amagabuchi-jo". It survived twice from major attack by the Tokugawa troupes because of this natural moat. Ueda has been prosperous as a castle town and as a lodging town for many yeas.

    • UEDA (UEDA-JO) CASTLE

      UEDA (UEDA-JO) CASTLE

      UEDA-JO castle was built by the feudal lard Masayuki Sanada and completed in 1583. Two years later it was attacked by a force of 8,000 sent by layers TokugawaThe Tokugawa clan, later ruler of Japan, attacked Ueda Castle twice, but was repelled by the Sanada clan, who ruled Ueda region at that time, inflicting heavy losses.

      Again in 1600-the year of the Battle of Sekigahara which saw control of Japan pass into the hands of Ieyasu Tokugawa-a Tokugawa force of 38,000 lay siege to UEDA-JO castle but this second assault on Masayuki Sanada and his son Yukimura also was unsuccessful. The Three-storied Pagoda is a Cultural Asset of National Importance and Octagonal Three-storied Pagoda (National Teasure.

      The former battlefield has turned into a major cherry blossom-viewing spot and there are many visitors now. You will see the stories of the people who made a strong showing in Japanese history here.

      A 10 minutes walk from Ueda station. Visitors welcome.

    • Sanada Clan History Museum in Sanada Town (Sanada-machi)

      Sanada Clan History Museum in Sanada Town (Sanada-machi)

      The Ueda area of the Shinshu district in central Honshu, about 90 minutes by train from Tokyo, is the home of the historical residence of the feudal lords of the Sanada Clan, Ueda Castle, especially the eastern watch tower and gate - a powerful warrior family of medieval Japan. This splendid and long treasured landscape of our everyday life in Shinshu-Ueda has become the setting of the animated movie Summer Wars.
      2984-1 Sanada Town (Sanada-machi) Motohara, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-2202, Japan
      Tel: 0268-72-4344
      Website: http://www.city.ueda.nagano.jp/hp/sys/20091103000001128.html

    • SHINANO KOKUBUNJI TEMPLE

      SHINANO KOKUBUNJI TEMPLE, UEDA CITY

      This temple was built in the middle of the 8th century.This Three-sroried pagoda was built in the beginning of the 15th century and the present main building dates from the middle of the 19th century. 10 minutes by taxi from Ueda station.

    • KITAMUKI KANNON TEMPLE

      KITAMUKI KANNON TEMPLE, UEDA CITY

      Tendai sect temple founded by the priest Jikaku. This hall faces north in the direction of the Zenkoji Temple in Nagano which faces south. Kitamuki Kannon-do temple is dedicated to the north facing Kannon Bosatsu and popular as the Kannon for avoiding misfortune. Kannon Bosatsu is a Buddhist statue which embodies the mercy of Buddhism and is believed to save people in this world.

    • ANRAKUJI TEMPLE

      ANRAKUJI TEMPLE, UEDA CITY

      According to a Zen priest Rankei Doryu, the founder of Kenchoji Temple in Kamakura,Anrakuji Temple was a rather big Zen temple and was the center of learning in Shinshu in the 1200s (the middle of the Kamakura period). It has seen better days and educated many learned priests with the support of the Hojo clan in Kamakura until that clan was overthrown in 1333.

      Founded in the 13th century as the Zen Buddhism in Nagano Pref. The Chinese-style Pagoda is the only remaining octagonal three-storied pagoda in Japan. Designated as a national treasure. Anrakuji Temple remains the oldest Zen Temple in Shinshu.

      Soufukuzan Anraku-ji Temple in Bessho-onsen
      2361 Bessho-onsen, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1431, Japan
      Access: Take Bessho line at Ueda Sta. and get off at Bessho onsen Sta., then 10-min. walk.
      Tel: 0268-38-2062
      Fax: 0268-38-2133
      Website: http://www.anrakuji.com/english_site/en_site_01/en_001_b.html

    • JORAKUJI TEMPLE

      JORAKUJI TEMPLE, UEDA

      The stone tower with double roof was built in the Kamakura era. This pagoda has been classified as an important cultural asset. 30minutes by taxi from Ueda station to Bessho Hot Spring, then 10 minutes on foot.

    • ZENSANJI TEMPLE

      Zensanji Temple, Ueda three storied pagoda of Zensanji Temple, Ueda.

      This well-known three -storied pagoda is called the 'uncompleted pagoda'. 25 minutes by taxi from Ueda station, then 20 minutes on foot.
      Zensanji Temple
      300 Maeyama, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1436, Japan
      Tel: 0268-38-2855
      Fax: 0268-39-0808
      Website: http://www15.ocn.ne.jp/~zensanji/

    • IKUSHIMA TARUSHIMA JINJA SHRINE

      IKUSHIMA TARUSHIMA JINJA SHRINE, UEDA CITY.

      This shrine is said to be the geographical center of Japan. It has such a long history that detailed historical facts are unknown- However, the shrine is recorded in the official document 'Engishiki". which was compiled by the Imperial Court about 1000 yean ago. Take the train at Ueda Sta. and get off at Shimonogo Sta., the 5-min. walk.
      Ikushima-Tarushima Shrine
      701 Shimonogo, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1211, Japan
      Tel: 0268-38-2755
      Fax: 0268-39-1515
      Website: http://www.ikushimatarushima.jp/

  • Ueda Festival

    There are various festivals throughout the year. Especially representative of Ueda, there are festivals from spring to summer, attracting local residents and sightseers.

    • Shinano Kokubunji Yokado (Jan. 8th)

      Shinano Kokubunji Yokado Festival, Ueda

      Stalls are set up the Shinano Kokubunji temple for the sale of Daruma dolls made of papier mache. The doll represents the Buddhist saint Daruma who was famous for his perseverance, and is thought to bring success to its owner.

    • Ueda Sanada Festival (end of April)

      Ueda Sanada Festival

      Ueda-Sanada Festival is held at end of April. There is a parade that citizens wearing old fashioned clothes walk around the city. Ueda Castle 1,000 Cherry Tree Festival is also held on Early April - late April.

    • Shinshu Ueda Ongaku Mura (village)

      Shinshu Ueda International Music festival at Shinshu Ueda Ongaku Mura.

      Shinshu Ueda International Music festival is held here at Shinshu Kokusai Ongakumura. Enjoy all season lavender and daffodil flower blooming.
      2937-1 Ikuta, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-0411, Japan
      Tel: 0268-42-3436
      Fax: 0268-42-3948
      Website: http://www.ongakumura.jp/

    • Ueda Gion Festival (Sat. in mid-July)

      Ueda Gion Festival

      A traditional summer festival in which a portable shrine is carried through the streets of Ueda.

    • Take no Nobori (mid-July)

      Take no Nobori fest, Ueda

      This is a special festival held at Bessho Hot Springs to pray for rain. Anciently, after praying at the summit of Mt. Ogamidake,the rain fell, and in expression of thanks, it is said that a large banner in the shape of falling rain flown. This banner was also presented at the closing ceremonies of the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympic Games.

    • Ueda Wasshoi (last Sat. in July)

      Ueda Wasshoi fest

      Citizen's festival. Almost all citizens join the summer festival. People dance, carry portable shrines, play the Japanese drums to the music

    • Ueda Fireworks Display (Hanabi) (Aug. 10th)

      Ueda Fireworks Display (Hanabi)

      Held at Ueda by the Chikuma River.

    • Shinshu Ueda Countdown Fireworks Festival

      is held on December 31st-January 1st. Through new year's eve to the new year day, about 700 fireworks are set off. Huge fireworks spread sparks to the audience.

  • Ueda Convention Facilities

    Ueda City Multimedia Information Center (UEDA MARUCHIMEDIA SENTA), Ueda Creation Hall (UEDA SOZO KAN), Ueda Civic Center (UEDA SHIMIN KAIKAN), Shinshu University - Faculty of Textile Science and Technology (SHINSHU DAIGAKU SENI GAKUBU), Aizenkaku (Health and Welfare section Pavilion), Nagano University (NAGANO DAIGAKU), Ueda Women's Junior College (UEDA JHOSHI TANKI DAIGAKU)..etc. Details: Ueda Convention Facilities

  • Ueda Local Products

    Ueda Local Products are Ueda tsumugi (silk fabric), Soba Noodle Cooking (Buckwheat noodles), Locally brewed Sake, Miso, Matsutake Mushroom Cuisine, Seasonal Fish Cuisine, O-yaki, Walnut flavored Rice Cakes Covered in Sweet Bean Jam, Agricultural Art, Ueda Tsumugi (Ueda pongee weaving), Apples / Grapes, Medicinal Carrots, Ueda Special Oils..etc. More Details: Ueda Local Products

  • Ueda City (Ueda-shi) Tourism Links and Others:

    • Ueda City Tourism Convention Bureau

      1-11-16, Ote, Ueda City (Ueda-shi), Nagano Prefecture 386-8601 Japan
      Tel: 0268-22-4100
      Fax: 0268-23-7355
      Ueda City Tourism Division TEL.0268-23-5408
      Shinkansan Ueda Station Tourist Information Center TEL-0268-26-5001
      Tha Nagano Prafactural Information Centers in Major Cities
      Tokyo TEL.O3-3214-5651 1
      Nagoya TEL 053-263-4118
      Osaka TEL.06.6341-8191
      Website: http://www.ueda-cb.gr.jp/english.pdf (English Brochure) , http://www.city.ueda.nagano.jp/hp/sys/20100114130730171.html

      Shinshu Ueda Film Commission/ Ueda Volunteer Tour Guide Association
      Ueda — a film town - Akira Kurosawa, Yasujiro Ozu, Takeshi Kitano. Syohei Imamura.. "Sanshiro Sugata " was the directorial debut of the Oscar-winning Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa. "Honyoji Temple" remains here Just at it was in the movie.
      2-8-4, Ote, Ueda City (Ueda-shi), Nagano Prefecture 386-8601 Japan
      Tel: +81-268-23-5408
      Fax: +81-268-23-7355
      Website: http://www.ueda-cb.gr.jp/fc/

      Chikuma Tourism Office, Ueda Branch
      112 Akiwa, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-0041, Japan
      Tel: 0268-22-8200

      Kintetsu International/Kinki Nippon Tourist (KNT) Office, Ueda Branch
      4F, 1-6-1 Tenjin, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-0025, Japan
      Tel: 0268-23-211, 0268-23-2271
      Fax: 0268-23-2274

      Nippon Travel Agency (NTA), Ueda Branch
      5-1-5 Chuo, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-0012, Japan
      Tel: 0268-24-7600
      Fax: 0268-24-7717
      Website: http://ep.nta.co.jp/ueda/ , http://www.ntainbound.com/ (English)

      JTB Corporation [Travel agent], Ueda Branch
      1F, 1-8-2 Tenjin, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-0025, Japan
      Tel: 0268-22-2880, 0268-22-2343, 0570-040-489,
      Fax: 0268-25-2041
      Website: http://www.jtb.co.jp/shop/ueda/

      Takeshi Sightseeing Association
      77 Kamitakeshi, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-0508, Japan
      Tel: 0268-85-2828
      Fax: 0268-85-2313
      Ueda Takeshi Tourism Website: http://www.takeshikanko.com/

      Takeishi Tourist Center (Ueda Regional Development Agency, Takeishi Branch)
      2384-65 Takeshi-kamihoniri Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-0507, Japan
      Tel: 268-86-2003
      Fax: 0268-86-2023
      Website: http://www.unkeiso.com/

      UEDA Wide Area Union/ UEDA Area Tourism Conference (UEDA Area Trekking)
      1612 Kamimaruko, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-0404, Japan
      Tel: 0268-43-8811
      Fax: 0268-42-6740
      Website: http://www.ueda-trenavi.jp/ & http://www.area.ueda.nagano.jp/

      English Speaking Hospitals in Ueda City:
      - Ueda Seikyo Shinryosho: Tel. 0268-23-0199
      - Kakeyu Byoin: Tel.l0268-44- 2111/Fax.0268-44-2117
      - Maruko Chuosogo Byoin: Tel.02 68-42-1111/Fax.0268- 42-5437

      Ueda Health Center in Zaimoku-cho,Ueda City: Tel. 0268-23-1260
      Ueda Education Consultation Office: Tel. 0268-27-7830
      Ueda Police Station: Tel. 0268-23-0783
      Ueda Labor And Employment or Job Security Office (called "Hello Work"): Tel. 0266-23-8609 Ueda City Municipal office: Tel. 0268-22-4100

      Ueda Castle Ruins Park

      2-12, Ninomaru, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-0026, Japan
      Website: http://www.city.ueda.nagano.jp/hp/sys/20091103000001449.html
      Ueda Castle Cherry Blossom Festival Website: http://www.uedajo-senbonzakura.jp/index.html
      Ueda City Government Parks and Greenery Section (Ueda City Hall Tourism Division)
      1-11-16, Ote, Ueda-shi, Nagano Prefecture 386-8601 Japan
      Tel: 0268-23-5134 (direct), 0268-22-4100, 0268-23-5408
      Fax: 0268-23-8247 (direct), 0268-23-8247, 0268-22-6023, 0268-23-7355

      Ueda City Tourism Division, Sanada region
      7178-1 Sanadamachiosa, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-2201, Japan
      Phone: 0268-72-2204, 0268-72-2200
      Fax :0268-72-4140

      Ueda City Tourism Division, Maruko region
      1612 Kamimaruko, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-0404, Japan
      Tel: 0268-42 -1048 (direct)
      Fax :0268-43-3666

      Ueda City Tourism Division, Takeishi region
      77 Kamitakeshi, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-0508, Japan
      0268-85 -2828 (direct)
      FAX :0268-85-2313

      Kakeyu Onsen Spa
      it is said that Monju Bosatsu (Manjushri Bodhisattva) who was transformed into a dear told a deer hunter about the legendary hot spring.
      Kakeyu Onsen Ryokan Association (Kakeyu Onsen Ryokan Kumiai)
      945-1 Nishiuchi, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-0322, Japan [Kakeyu Onsen Address]
      1434-2 Kakeyu-onsen, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-0323, Japan [Kakeyu Onsen Ryokan Association Office Address]
      Tel: (0268)44-2331
      Fax: (0268)45-3712
      Website: http://www.kakeyu.or.jp/

      The Utsukushi-Ga-Hara Open-Air Museum
      2085-70 Takeshikamihoniri, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-0507, Japan
      Tel: 0268-86-2331
      Fax: 0268-85-2111
      Website: http://utsukushi-oam.jp/

      Zippuku-No-Yu Onsen (Hot Spring Spa)

      Zippuku-No-Yu Onsen (Hot Spring Spa), Ueda

      9097-70 Sanadamachi Soehi, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-2203, Japan
      Tel: 0268-75-3855
      Fax: 0268-75-3860
      Website: http://www.zippuku.net/

      Yanagi-Machi (Yanagi Town) Street or Willow Trees Street

      Yanagi-Machi (Yanagi Town) Street or Willow Trees Street, Ueda

      The old Hokkoku-Kaldo road ran through here. You can see a stretch old shops and buildings with Edo period flavor. Visit historic Great Kitamon Well castle moat and Kitababa Yanagi Well. See: Ekikara Hiking from the Matsumoto Station)
      554-12 Maeyama, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1436, Japan
      Tel: +81 268-38-1251

      Shiodano Yakata Museum (House of Yantian)
      a focus on artifact from Yantian Castle Ruins, which is said to have been the residence of the Yantian Hojo three generations.
      554-12 Maeyama, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1436, Japan
      Tel: 0268-38-1251
      Website: http://www.city.ueda.nagano.jp/hp/sys/20091103000001124.html

      Shinshu Ueda Yantian (Tocco Hall)
      792 Tezuka, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1433, Japan
      Phone:+81 268-39-7250
      http://www.shiodanosato.jp/

      Kogane-gawa River and Shinden Park
      2052-1, Ueda, Ueda-shi, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
      Access: Go straight up from Ueda station. You will find the elementary school on the right side after walking about 30 minutes.
      http://www.city.ueda.nagano.jp/hp/sys/20110314133003243.html

      Nagaike Park
      1641 Uedahara, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1102, Japan
      Tel: 0268-23-5134
      http://www.city.ueda.nagano.jp/hp/sys/20090914090255574.html

      Shinano Kokubunji Temple Ruins Park, Archaeological Museum, Manyo (Mayo) Botanical Garden and Bag Wisteria Bloom
      1125 Kokubu, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-0016, Japan
      Tel: 0268-27-8706
      Website:
      http://museum.umic.ueda.nagano.jp/kokubunji/menu.htm , http://www.city.ueda.nagano.jp/hp/sys/20091103000001437.html

      Ueda Chuzen-ji Temple
      1721 Maeyama, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1436, Japan
      Tel: 0268-38-4538
      Website: http://museum.umic.ueda.nagano.jp/map/document/dot4.html

      Sanada-Honjo Castle Ruins
      5029-3 Sanada-Cho Osa, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-2201, Japan
      Tel: 0268-72-2200
      Website: http://museum.umic.ueda.nagano.jp/map/document/dot116.html

      Tyousou Temple
      658 Kabatake, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1103, Japan
      Tel: +81 268-25-8484
      http://www.asama.ne.jp/t_journal/tera/f70.htm

      Hosen-ji Temple
      3-7-48 Tokiwagi, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-0027, Japan
      Tel: 0268-22-1595
      http://museum.umic.ueda.nagano.jp/map/document/dot62.html

      Sanadayama Hase (Choukoku-ji Temple)
      4646 Sanada-Cho Osa, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-2201, Japan
      Tel/Fax: 0268-72-2140
      Website: http://www.chouk.or.jp/

      Dairin-ji Temple
      1-5-7 Chuokita, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-0011, Japan
      Tel: 0268-22-0575

      Ueda Horse Riding Club
      3780-73 Yoshida, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-0151, Japan
      Tel: 0268-28-5021
      Fax: 0268-28-5022
      Website: http://www.uedajoba.com/