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This castle town was founded by the Sanada clan of samurai. Many samurai estates and old temples still stand in Matsushiro, which is a historic, charming district filled with atmosphere of bygone days. The Taikomon Gate of the ruined Matsushiro Castle has been reconstructed, and its gardens include the spectacular Sanada residence, a historic school, and many other interesting attractions. Rickshaws can be hired, and they are a great way to tour the sights. Hands-on activities include archery sessions and classes that teach you how to make oyaki dumplings, a local speciality. These dumplings are stuffed with rapeseed greens, julienned daikon radish, mushrooms, pumpkin, eggplant and other vegetables.
For more information about Matsushiro and making oyaki, please visit the English website: