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Matsumoto Castle

Travel Guide - Matsumoto Castle

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Matsumoto Castle, which is the oldest castle in Japan, still containing it is original wooden donjons, has 5 layers but 6 floors and is one of four castles designated as a National Treasure in Japan. The othe National Treasure castles are Himeji Castle in Hyogo, Inuyama Casele in Aichi and Hikone Castle in Shiga. It is said that the donjon of Matsumoto Castle was built around 1593 to 1594 by Ishikawa Kazumasa and Ishikawa Yasunaga.
Since it was built in the Sengoku Period (Warring state period), Matsumoto Castle, which is uncommonly built on flatland, was focused more on its armament rather than its comfort as a residence. Historically, it has been highly valued as a castle built during the early stage of modern castle building in Japan.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 8:30 - 17:00 *admission until 30 minutes before closing

ClosedClosed

  • December 29 - January 3

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Combination ticket with Matsumoto City Museum: 610 yen (General, Adult)
  • Combination ticket with Matsumoto City Museum: 300 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 15 minutes walk from Matsumoto Station on the JR lines or Alpico Kotsu Kamikochi Line

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 4-1, Marunochi, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano, 390-0873

TweetsTweets

Hakuba Travel @hakubatravel - 2020-04-08
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Sn @KuyaMongKupal - 2020-04-08
Matsumoto Castle (at least inspired)

halfway done
baka kangaroo rider 🙃🦘🏍🇦🇺🤣 @interwebsnoob - 2020-04-07
@hidexxxgt I knew you were not Matsumoto Jun 笑笑 Ueda castle would be near the base, maybe I can see that one too,… https://t.co/5vieGujHYU
baka kangaroo rider 🙃🦘🏍🇦🇺🤣 @interwebsnoob - 2020-04-07
@hidexxxgt I thought so maybe I can see 2 castles Ueda and Matsumoto when there. I have already seen Nijo castle in… https://t.co/uQM1DEwtl7
baka kangaroo rider 🙃🦘🏍🇦🇺🤣 @interwebsnoob - 2020-04-07
@hidexxxgt Is that Matsumoto castle Hide san?
Kokoro @KokoroAkechi - 2020-04-06
Matsumoto Castle
February 15, 2019 - 3:53PM

In what is probably one of the top cities I want to move to in Japan,… https://t.co/dpFBlPmeV4
Kokoro @KokoroAkechi - 2020-04-06
Matsumoto Castle
February 15, 2019 - 3:53PM

In what is probably one of the top cities I want to move to in Japan,… https://t.co/dpFBlPmeV4
Philip (フィリップ) @Londoner_48 - 2020-04-05
After Matsumoto Castle I drove to Chuerito Pagoda because I wanted to the Sakura blossoms.
But unfortunately it wa… https://t.co/A9GT4DBX7L
Philip (フィリップ) @Londoner_48 - 2020-04-05
Yesterday I went to Matsumoto Castle! 😊🏯 https://t.co/DloJdMi7uu
Kelvyn Gardner🔶️ @KelvynGardner - 2020-04-04
@FranS199 @SilkRoads16 Matsumoto castle, Japan, May 2015 https://t.co/3MOFGQoQsd
Rhonda Krause @TravelYesPlease - 2020-04-04
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ALO JAPAN @alojapan - 2020-04-03
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Dan Bannister @Silvernomads - 2020-04-02
📍Matsumoto Castle - Nagano City.🇯🇵

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Kokoro @KokoroAkechi - 2020-04-02
Matsumoto Castle
April 8, 2018 - 8:48AM

Not even a week into study abroad, and I already found myself back in Naga… https://t.co/RtzqPvJrsE
Kokoro @KokoroAkechi - 2020-04-02
Matsumoto Castle
April 8, 2018 - 8:48AM

Not even a week into study abroad, and I already found myself back in Naga… https://t.co/RtzqPvJrsE
ミヤ 美月 🐰 @Miya10969mitsu - 2020-04-02
@coldrain1210 Nope, only the 2nd one

1- View of Fuji from Lake Kawaguchiko
2- Matsumoto Castle
3- Takada Castle
4- Kenrokuen, Kanazawa
DJI @DJIGlobal - 2020-04-01
#Cherryblossom season has started in Japan. Check out this beautiful clip of the Matsumoto Castle area that is cove… https://t.co/k3jI3L8pGn
Basant Soni @Basantsoni - 2020-03-30
Check out this photograph on https://t.co/upDZ9zuWNz! https://t.co/72lkLinfQR
David Panian @davidpanian - 2020-03-30
Cherry blossoms 🌸 (sakura) in the snow at Matsumoto Castle in central Japan. https://t.co/biWqC4GXfs
Fawzi Mesmar @FawziMesmar - 2020-03-30
Snowfall at the same time of Sakura blooming! Some beautiful images from around Matsumoto Castle. https://t.co/ydP2XgSreb
卐 明らめる 卐 @Elucidatus - 2020-03-30
Matsumoto Castle, Matsumoto, Nagano.

Matsumoto Castle is also known as Karasu Castle - the “Crow Castle” due to i… https://t.co/d83XzBT3bO
卐 明らめる 卐 (STAY HOME) @Elucidatus - 2020-03-30
Matsumoto Castle, Matsumoto, Nagano.

Matsumoto Castle is also known as Karasu Castle - the “Crow Castle” due to i… https://t.co/d83XzBT3bO
Hidehila Fujiwala @osfjwr - 2020-03-29
snow☃️
Cherry Blossom🌸
Matsumoto Castle https://t.co/ydgEMs4ANh
Kaori Azuma @kaoringsari - 2020-03-29
So Beautiful Snow cherry blossoms and Matsumoto Castle today ❄️🌸❄️ https://t.co/RncbTy9b5M
Jean @jinx_3A - 2020-03-28
Japan Adventure continued. Now we're in Matsumoto, I'll forever remember it as the city that loves frogs. And has a… https://t.co/BTcR7oG7Qx
o8Experience @o8experience - 2020-03-28
You can do Sake Tasting in friendly owner’s brewery, have wonderful local Matsumoto food for lunch and drink great… https://t.co/EqwM9NrBbQ
Jenny (Kansai & Beyond) @monochromic - 2020-03-27
@peteswandering Matsumoto castle is gorgeous! It was one of my favourite ones to photograph with the moat (reflecti… https://t.co/iIwqDeZGXR
o8Experience @o8experience - 2020-03-27
You can do Sake Tasting in friendly owner’s brewery, have wonderful local Matsumoto food for lunch and drink great… https://t.co/O4ZmBGD7nG
Ikari Akihime 🐯🌂 Fukuda Tamotsu is in a coma. @Akihimekun - 2020-03-26
another old but gold--
I mean, there's actual golden paint in there :D
Matsumoto castle I've painted a while ago, i… https://t.co/8y98ioSnWv
Ikari Akihime 🐯🌂 pat Miyo's hair @Akihimekun - 2020-03-26
another old but gold--
I mean, there's actual golden paint in there :D
Matsumoto castle I've painted a while ago, i… https://t.co/8y98ioSnWv
Jade Frost @Jade_V_Frost - 2020-03-26
Matsumoto, located in the Nagano Prefecture, is home to one of Nagano's most striking and historic sites, Matsumoto… https://t.co/OdrKLtJRK7
o8Experience @o8experience - 2020-03-26
You can do Sake Tasting in friendly owner’s brewery, have wonderful local Matsumoto food for lunch and drink great… https://t.co/hlXrSvqrWP
J-kanji_official @jkanji_official - 2020-03-25
🇯🇵【長野 ( Nagano )】🇯🇵

Sightseeing Spot of Nagano:
🏯Matsumoto Castle🏯

#jkanji #jkanji_official #japan… https://t.co/BABWanCjYR
o8Experience @o8experience - 2020-03-25
You can do Sake Tasting in friendly owner’s brewery, have wonderful local Matsumoto food for lunch and drink great… https://t.co/vfNYB9VSpa

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Opening Hours
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Closed
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Price / Entrance Fee
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Access / Public Transport
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