The symbol of station
Thanks to the Japanese bullet train Shinkansen, it only takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes from Tokyo to Ueda Castle.
Today, I will introduce the symbol of Ueda city when you exit from the Shinkansen station.
First you see the statue of Sanada Yukimura. His proper name was Sanada Nobushige. He was born in Ueda city in 1567 and the second son of Sanada Masayuki who constructed Ueda Castle. He is still famous as a central figure of the familiar Sanada Ten Braves. The Sanada Ten Braves (also known as the Ten Heroes of Sanada) are a legendary group of ninja that assisted the warlord Sanada Yukimura during the Warring States era of Japan (the late Sengoku period and its immediate aftermath, technically Azuchi–Momoyama and the early Edo period.