Would you like to see a different side of Ueda? The neighborhood of Bessho Hot Springs is a good option. It's situated 5 miles southwest of the city center.
You'll want to add the Matsumoto Castle, Joshinetsu Kogen National Park and Mount Asama to your itinerary. They're just a taste of Ueda's impressive number of attractions.
The tranquil atmosphere at Kitamuki-Kannon Temple gives you a chance to find some serenity. See what amenities the Uematsuya Ryokan offers its guests. It's quite near to this attraction, so you have the comfort of knowing that you won't have to go far.
If all that exploring in Bessho Hot Springs is starting to feel less like a vacation and more like a chore, drop by for a pick-me-up at ガーデンベリー. Pick up a menu and find a table at こめや if you'd prefer a heartier offering. CafexBAR 『BLUNO』 is a cozy local hangout to drink a glass of wine after the sun goes down.
Take a look at our Ueda hotels page for great places to stay in Bessho Hot Springs and beyond. If you need some inspiration about what to do once you’re there, you'll want to read our Ueda vacation travel guide.