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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

All About Japan @AllAbout_Japan - 2020-09-27
With its picturesque mote and crow-black walls, Matsumoto Castle, in Nagano, is easily one of our favorites. Have y… https://t.co/TRvKJqWoqQ
Russell Mahoney @russellmahoney - 2020-09-27
Day 158. The amazing Matsumoto castle - one of the five great castles of Japan and dating from the late 1500’s. Mat… https://t.co/Nor07lWn0Z
faithip ft.MommyBrightWin💚 @faiithip - 2020-09-26
@BLUE2657 Macaron is so yummy ☺️ and yes!! Background is Matsumoto castle , it is my bag. Souvenir from Japan. https://t.co/Yb5iIFAS8Z
あお @BLUE2657 - 2020-09-26
@faiithip looks yummy😋

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Lionel @LionelDevillers - 2020-09-25
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att.JAPAN @attjapan - 2020-09-25
【Matsumoto Castle, Nagano】
Matsumoto Castle is one of the most complete and beautiful among Japan's original castle… https://t.co/Wy0DuWmqvR
att.JAPAN @attjapan - 2020-09-25
【Matsumoto Castle, Nagano】
Matsumoto Castle is one of the most complete and beautiful among Japan's original castle… https://t.co/bO3Gzfr1CK
Japan Wonder Travel @JapanWTravel - 2020-09-24
松本城(Matsumoto Castle) is located in Nagano prefecture. You can enjoy the view of Japan Alps in the back. The black… https://t.co/DfvNjQzcVK
zakka @zakka - 2020-09-24
Hidden Vlog #1 – Japan 2016 (Matsumoto Castle and Cherry Blossoms) https://t.co/1RCR2WnwtL
David Enrique Morán @iamFauno - 2020-09-23
📷 lsleofskye: Matsumoto Castle is one of the oldest and most beautiful castles in Japan | tom__quan Location: Nagan… https://t.co/gT0x8lB8sQ
Garrodor 🍜 @Garrodor - 2020-09-23
I love taiko drums, and would love to see the Taiko Festival at Matsumoto Castle (https://t.co/R3J3zVOoax) some day… https://t.co/KrYIrwCup3
Tsutomu kurokawa @TsutomuKurokawa - 2020-09-23
Matsumoto Castle
Also known as a crow castle

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haru1618 @haru1618radi - 2020-09-23
#matsumoto_castle which is called #crow_castle is located in matsumoto, my hometown
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Sarah @5foottraveler - 2020-09-22
Matsumoto Castle: The Best Place to See Cherry Blossoms in Japan #japan
JapanKyo.com | Japan News, Podcasts & More @JapankyoNews - 2020-09-21
A whole lot of people headed to #Matsumoto #Castle in #Nagano over this long weekend. In fact, there were so many p… https://t.co/hoblB0ujTe
Alyssa🇵🇭🌃 I'll come running wherever you are @alyssum1892 - 2020-09-20
just realized how scary and dangerous that punishment sho did in matsumoto castle 😳
Ana Polak Petrič @AnaPPetric - 2020-09-20
Matsumoto castle... beautiful. https://t.co/FzJSctKVys
David Jaumandreu @DavidJaumandreu - 2020-09-20
No.264: Summer fair at Matsumoto Castle's grounds - Matsumoto (2006) https://t.co/Tck3Syp9cQ
Insignia Stories (New books out!) @InsigniaStories - 2020-09-20
New Post: 'The Waiting World' by @KellyMatsuura
I decided to post my old castle story (from 2012!) on my personal… https://t.co/xfTvmNmeqI
LIVE JAPAN @LIVEJAPANGuide - 2020-09-20
Matsumoto Castle is one of Japan’s most outstanding castles!
Find out how to see it during your next trip:… https://t.co/XNCd7i5p01
Sebastian @Sebastian023456 - 2020-09-20
Matsumoto Castle is considered a national treasure of Japan and is one of four castles of original construction. Al… https://t.co/k5pPRGgpaG
♡ LOES 🐺 | IN生 @xmiyakochannel - 2020-09-20
5 years ago it was a beautiful sunny day in Matsumoto and one of my friends' tutors took us to a festival at Matsum… https://t.co/vB7zasiQ0g
zakka @zakka - 2020-09-19
【JAPAN TRAVEL TOURIST SPOT】Walk in National treasure Matsumoto Castle! 4K Walking Tour https://t.co/vDYpZLBsDv
いよん @iyon_ch - 2020-09-19
@hindyspin432 It's a very fine castle.Matsumoto is famous for Mr. Sanada and frog🐸
Kanpai! Japan @KanpaiJapan - 2020-09-18
[Today's Kanpai picture]
Matsumoto - The Raven Black Castle
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o8Experience @o8experience - 2020-09-18
You can do Sake Tasting in friendly owner’s brewery, have wonderful local Matsumoto food for lunch and drink great… https://t.co/JlCdA6Bopv
LΔurent @_LaurentB - 2020-09-16
@laura_boanas If you get to Osaka and then Hakata, you have to take the Hello Kitty Shinkansen! The second is Sappo… https://t.co/U9OeCe9aSB
o8Experience @o8experience - 2020-09-16
You can do Sake Tasting in friendly owner’s brewery, have wonderful local Matsumoto food for lunch and drink great… https://t.co/e9OYq8srtL
Sarah @5foottraveler - 2020-09-15
Matsumoto Castle: The Best Place to See Cherry Blossoms in Japan #japan
o8Experience @o8experience - 2020-09-15
You can do Sake Tasting in friendly owner’s brewery, have wonderful local Matsumoto food for lunch and drink great… https://t.co/jTGaKvcQx0
Aisling Crowe @AisCrowe - 2020-09-14
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o8Experience @o8experience - 2020-09-14
You can do Sake Tasting in friendly owner’s brewery, have wonderful local Matsumoto food for lunch and drink great… https://t.co/lwaSR9XI38
Jenny (#MilkTeaAlliance) @monochromic - 2020-09-11
@Lauren_Japan I think their tourism website or the Matsumoto castle guide or something has an 'apple pie map' that… https://t.co/tsVxEkTTdj
look @ pinned tweet again‼️ @jouyokosuka - 2020-09-11
bye im so mad my rival school’s art department is getting a free trip to go to japan to see matsumoto castle but i… https://t.co/SS9IgJ29LM
🇬🇧ローレン🇬🇧 @Lauren_Japan - 2020-09-11
Any recommendations for Matsumoto? Apart from the castle
🇬🇧ローレン🇬🇧 @Lauren_Japan - 2020-09-11
Any recommendations for Matsumoto? Apart from the castle
Venture Toadcialist🌹🔥 @nyhcmaven84 - 2020-09-10
@kim_crawley @thomasrcash Then there’s Matsumoto Castle which I did not get to see because I spent the whole day in… https://t.co/z79pm7yPjO
🎃🍂Pumpkin Spice Toad🌹🔥 @Toadcialism - 2020-09-10
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🎮🐸NintenFROGS🌹🔥 @Toadcialism - 2020-09-10
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Opening Hours
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Price / Entrance Fee
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