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Address: 311 Tei, Komoro 384-0804 , Nagano Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 267-22-0296
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Nice garden in a small historical city

As a lover of ruins of Japanese castles, I could enjoy this garden. Ruins of Komoro Castle has no buildings, but the stone walls brought some images of Sengoku era scenes. When I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 February 2015
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Fujieda, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taking a train from Tokyo one has to reach Sakudaira by Bullet Train 2 hours and then a local to Komoro by a romantic small train journey 45 mts and a walk of 15 mts brings you to this paradise in autumn .The play of nature is at its excellence as you stroll through the garden cum zoo .. Many... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

A 24-minute Shinano train ride from Karuizawa then a 3-minute walk. Exit Komoro Station, walk to the left then take the underground passage. It costs 300 yen during the day but seems to be free at night during the annual Sakura Festival (桜まつり), with lanterns tastefully lighting up the place 'til 10 pm. It took us an hour to slowly... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Made the mistake of going to the zoo. This is definitely one to avoid if you are an animal lover. Many of the animals looked seriously ill and poorly cared for.. They were in isolated concrete enclosures. The worst was a bear in a small enclosure who looked like it had a cancerous growth on its mouth. Really grim place.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

Visited many times in all seasons and always enchanted by the ancient stone walls, towering trees and distant views of the Chikumagawa river. Only the remains of the old stone walls and a classic gate are standing but it's enough to feel the presence of the castle energies. There are festivals scattered throughout the year: Cherry Blossom, Obon, Tanabata and... More 

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Fujieda, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2015

As a lover of ruins of Japanese castles, I could enjoy this garden. Ruins of Komoro Castle has no buildings, but the stone walls brought some images of Sengoku era scenes. When I visited this garden on the 30th of December, residual snow remained here and there, the ruins and shrine were opened with free of charge because of year... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

A great place to visit with young kids and a lovely walk adjoining small theme park for kids and a zoo. A good day out to kids active and enjoy the nature around

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

One of best places to visit near Saku. Beautiful gardens, small zoo with beautiful animals. There is even arch shooting done in a very traditional way. Excellent place to come for a romantic tour or with young children.

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