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National Treasure Matsumoto Castle国宝 松本城

Historical Monument

Matsumoto Castle is one of only a few castles in Japan that have been designated National Treasures and features the oldest extant five structure/six story castle keep in the country. Towering over its surroundings with its contrasting black and white standing against the Japan Alps makes for a beautiful sight, and it truly is a symbol of Matsumoto.

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place Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Marunouchi 4-1
phone 0263322902

Review of Matsumoto Castle

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Reviewed:2018/12/04 one of a kind
one of the oldest castles in Japan. you can see the reflection of the castle in the clear water. The red bridge gives it more color.
Reviewed:2018/12/02 Why else were we in Matsumoto?
An absolute 'must see' - fabulous castle; black crow. See outside by moonlight - gasp, so beautiful.
Reviewed:2018/12/02 Beautiful in daylight but spectacular at night.
We had an English speaking guide provided free by the local community, this was very useful and she explained the history of the castle which we otherwise would not have known. The castle is lit up...



Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Marunouchi 4-1 [map]



8:30-17:00 (until the last entry 16:30)
※ Subject to change according to the time
Except for The end of the year, open everyday
[Admission fee] Adults 610 yen, Children 300 yen (in common with the Matsumoto municipal museum)
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Nagano Main Areas


Nagano prefecture is an exciting mix of mountains, hot spring monkeys, and preserved Edo history. At the heart of the Japanese Alps, Nagano is one of the country's most popular destinations, whether in winter for its snow sports and the much-loved Jigokudani Monkey Park or in the warmer months for discovering the undulating hills on foot. For fantastic Edo architecture, head to the Kiso Valley for a 60-kilometer stretch of quaint wooden buildings that marked the Nakasendo route 200 years ago.

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