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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


Around Japan @AroundJapan2014 - 2019-06-26
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Borderlink, Inc. @Borderlink - 2019-06-26
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Khant Khine @nadinegayona26_ - 2019-06-24
At Matsumoto castle with my Japanese family https://t.co/w7KBCyc9DN
Kim Baublys @KimBaublys - 2019-06-24
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Peter Sandham @HKSandham - 2019-06-24
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The Ancient World @TheAncientWorld - 2019-06-22
Matsumoto Castle is also known as the 'Crow Castle' due to its black exterior. The keep was completed in the late 1… https://t.co/SUgqJPknAW
iplanjapan @iplanjapan - 2019-06-19
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Ana Belo @AnaBelo19 - 2019-06-18
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kerokun @kerokun - 2019-06-18
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Lim Kim Keong @limkimkeong - 2019-06-15
#travel #japan yesterday stop at #Matsumoto #松本城 for the castle visit. I choose to take from opposite site with red… https://t.co/cb6MXS752T
Visit Matsumoto @visitmatsumoto - 2019-06-15
Matsumoto’s Side Streets: The Magic In Between: A visitor to Matsumoto recently asked me what she could do after vi… https://t.co/frrWlD8sgX
Brett Matsumoto @brett_matsumoto - 2019-06-13
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Japan Community @japancommunity - 2019-06-13
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⑆Luke Stein⑈ @lukestein - 2019-06-13
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Around Japan @AroundJapan2014 - 2019-06-10
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InsideJapan Tours @InsideJapan - 2019-06-10
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Joe Fenton @JZief - 2019-06-10
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Hakuba Travel @hakubatravel - 2019-06-09
Matsumoto Castle by night


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Philip Sneyd @PhilSneyd - 2019-06-09
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Travel Leaders COS @TravelLdrsCOS - 2019-06-09
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信城堂 @SLHQ22zcbIs2LzO - 2019-06-07
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JapanJustForYou @japan_just - 2019-06-06
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Shadow Corporation @shdwcorp - 2019-06-06
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Natalie Royal @natalie_royal - 2019-06-04

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