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Matsumoto Castle

Travel Guide - Matsumoto Castle


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


  • 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


Alana🕎 🥐👩🏻‍🍳 @alana_margaret - 2020-01-23
Matsumoto was very low key on a Wednesday in January. It was nice to not have a huge crowd in the castle (especiall… https://t.co/e4znfAXxwv
Sara | Belly Rumbles @bellyrumbles - 2020-01-23
#Matsumoto Castle is one of the most stunning original castles in Japan.
It’s a sight to see with its black wooden… https://t.co/T2kj1egLzv
Sara | Belly Rumbles @bellyrumbles - 2020-01-23
Something scrumptious is happening on Belly Rumbles: Matsumoto Castle – The Dark Crow Castle https://t.co/vzuQywsjhc
Alana🕎 🥐👩🏻‍🍳 @alana_margaret - 2020-01-22
Decided to go somewhere new (but also 500 years old) #matsumotocastle #naganoprefecture #visitjapan @ Matsumoto Cas… https://t.co/61kfdNcswj
The Great One @Smallpound - 2020-01-22
Matsumoto Caste was constructed in 1504 and is considered a nation treasure!

Check out more view of this 15th cen… https://t.co/dRVMJxrcr3
JapanHaul @japanhaul - 2020-01-21
🏯 Have you ever heard of “The Crow Castle”?

It’s the nickname of Matsumoto Castle, referring to its black exterio… https://t.co/lTGMp0uhDO
너는 나 나는 너🐾 @busha69 - 2020-01-21
I wanted to go to Matsumoto on 1st or a 2nd February to see the ice sculptures by the castle.....ofc I didn't get a day off....
:/ @VULCANDROlD - 2020-01-20
@alonexsublime ya! they’re from matsumoto castle
holiday ham windchime @VULCANDROlD - 2020-01-20
@alonexsublime ya! they’re from matsumoto castle
Adam Fields @CorduroyonMars - 2020-01-18
Matsumoto Castle and Town https://t.co/UyGIxEwDh1 https://t.co/PwY2Wt0cGF
Christine @ChristineDoae - 2020-01-18
So this was Matsumoto Castle (yes that was egg me) https://t.co/ZhwEZ5yTom
MAST Travel Network @mvptravel - 2020-01-18
Matsumoto Castle, also known as “Crow Castle” for its foreboding black exterior, is one of Japan’s oldest castles.… https://t.co/SsPCos2xF3
veryvery @Periiyanti - 2020-01-18
castle ninja rantarou⚡️ @ Matsumoto Castle https://t.co/mR7iHSdrRH
Justin Searls @searls - 2020-01-17
Bought my ticket to @rubykaigi 2020. Excited to visit Matsumoto for the first time in nearly 10 years. The city and… https://t.co/tUZfojLUtx
Rhonda Krause @TravelYesPlease - 2020-01-16
Matsumoto Castle- Visiting an Original Japanese Castle https://t.co/eOOnYFpbkp #Japan #VisitJapan #travel #ttot
BibleJoe @JohKnijnenburg - 2020-01-15
at Matsumoto Castle https://t.co/foYOkU8KYC
Leticia Perez @trucosviajeros - 2020-01-15
A black castle sits in the middle of Matsumoto city. A long samurai history and a creative land that made a wonderf… https://t.co/LiQ1Qg1eSF
WildAdventures @WildBibleJoe - 2020-01-15
Day out in Matsumoto. Our God will guide...and some other friends along the way. 🇯🇵⛩🏯♥️
#matsumotocastle #matsumoto… https://t.co/rxsrC51k9J
WildAdventures @WildBibleJoe - 2020-01-15
Enjoyed an ice cream in -4C spectators to Matsumoto Castle's beauty at night. ⛩🇯🇵🏯♥️ #matsumotocastle #matsumoto… https://t.co/LUG3hMNVc4
WildAdventures @WildBibleJoe - 2020-01-15
Matsumoto Castle did not disappoint. ⛩🇯🇵🏯♥️
#matsumotocastle #japan #travel #adventures @ Matsumoto Castle https://t.co/CqsDFAw4h5
WildAdventures @WildBibleJoe - 2020-01-15
Matsumoto Castle even had Darth Vader's change of clothes ⛩🇯🇵🏯
#matsumoto #matsumotocastle #adventure #travel… https://t.co/TDZhP8L1Wt
evil turnip🍠 @_cattitude_ - 2020-01-15
Just posted a photo @ Matsumoto Castle https://t.co/aqkEHuLRsR
rutaGentle @nagahisamiwako - 2020-01-15
@JuniaSchneider7 good morning

Matsumoto Castle

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rutaowner @nagahisamiwako - 2020-01-15
@JuniaSchneider7 good morning

Matsumoto Castle

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BibleJoe @JohKnijnenburg - 2020-01-14
Checked into our hotel...now getting psyched to see the castle tomorrow. — in Matsumoto https://t.co/22cm0oaYmf
Major Mike @j_habba - 2020-01-14
@japan15530575 Matsumoto Castle never been to that one unfortunately True Warrior! The Last Samurai Great movie! He… https://t.co/qNymeIKPnY
Roi Mitchel @roimitchel - 2020-01-14
.Matsumoto Castle also known as The Crow Castle is one of main reason we come to Nagano. The black exterior with gr… https://t.co/8wbp22ZITy
ALO JAPAN @alojapan - 2020-01-11
Visit Japan: Have you heard of this famous ...

#visitjapan #Tradition #VisitJapan #VisitJapanAU… https://t.co/rjcQsFbllo
Kristin Pratt @Pratt_Kristin - 2020-01-10
@DisneylandToday I love my Sleeping Beauty Castle one th at Megan Matsumoto made for me in 2018! All of my other ch… https://t.co/uKtzbiG8vw
wiri san @wr1611 - 2020-01-10
Location: Matsumoto city, Matsumoto castle #matsumotocastle
#japanigram #visitjpn… https://t.co/r8RC0guW6V
FHD Tokyo @fhdtokyo - 2020-01-09
Have you been to Japanese castle?
Matsumoto Castle

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