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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

Jeremy Joel Tan ♫ @jeremytanqw - 2019-12-12
Land of the Rising Sun.

#日本国 #bigfamily #babymelworldtour #imeldaanastasiatan #faithhopecharityjemtheresa @ Matsum… https://t.co/ceUmIwM6r9
Kanpai! Japan @KanpaiJapan - 2019-12-12
[Today's Kanpai picture]
Matsumoto - The Raven Black Castle
https://t.co/T1h3sZ4viJ https://t.co/USH58iPrqq
Kids Travel Japan @KidsTravelJapan - 2019-12-10
Matsumoto Castle 🏯located in Nagano, Japan. Probably my favorite castle in the country. 🇯🇵 #matsumotocastle #松本城… https://t.co/l1LJWuUXSH
mochimoto jun ☁ @byebicycle - 2019-12-10
considering he bought 'matsumoto' line stickers, i wouldn't be surprised if he genuinely gets excited over matsumot… https://t.co/fWXORnZrLR
mochimoto jun ☁ @byebicycle - 2019-12-10
considering he bought 'matsumoto' line stickers, i wouldn't be surprised if he genuinely gets excited over matsumot… https://t.co/fWXORnZrLR
Arlnov Kurniawan @ArlnovK - 2019-12-08
One of the national treasures of Japan #latepostnovember2019 #japanesecastle #matsumotocastle #latepost… https://t.co/ogCBDomLrT
fcbo @_ardor - 2019-12-07
Yes Junjun, Matsumoto Castle is magnificent
Rhonda Krause @TravelYesPlease - 2019-12-06
Matsumoto Castle- Visiting an Original Japanese Castle https://t.co/ZGBwtrqzxW #VisitJapan #travel #ttot
エバ Eva @StoriesandMagic - 2019-12-06
In the words game, they have to write something that produces big excitement. Jun writes 'Matsumoto city' and he's… https://t.co/Mz9pM3SIfG
Hikari✨ @nyanyandiw - 2019-12-05
I also gets excited at Matsumoto Castle because of him !! https://t.co/Kiq8ZjyIxC
Shoyuko @ShoyukoTakirin - 2019-12-05
Shiritori round 2 - Something that makes you really excited
N- Exciting talks
O- Totoro
J- Matsumoto Castle
A- Home
「 S h e y a 」 @SheyaChan - 2019-12-05
#Japan day 13: #Matsumoto

I was dreaming about this city since years! I was so exciting to see the castle and it's… https://t.co/rDY58fDEX7
『チーム嵐』five is my treasure number @lysanderpuck - 2019-12-05
Matsumoto Jun
Matsumoto-jo (Matsumoto Castle)
The same MJ!
きよえ「チーム嵐」 (.゚ー゚)✂︎ @Twomiyakun - 2019-12-05
so apparently Jun gets excited at Matsumoto Castle... sasuga MJ https://t.co/pv9fCjpPB4
笑って今日を祝おう✨ @kaerimichionaji - 2019-12-05
During that shiritori game, Jun answered Matsumoto Castle for something that makes him excited. And on LRT Sho once… https://t.co/KG8YDU2fzi
𝕥𝕠𝕟𝕚🥚5×20🍀💙 @_tapsilogue - 2019-12-05
HAHAHAHAHAHA JUN GETTING EXCITED OVER MATSUMOTO CASTLE. I’mma tell my dad abt this since he kept saying jun owned it when i went there lmao
𝕥𝕠𝕟𝕚🥚5×20😄💙🍀 @_tapsilogue - 2019-12-05
HAHAHAHAHAHA JUN GETTING EXCITED OVER MATSUMOTO CASTLE. I’mma tell my dad abt this since he kept saying jun owned it when i went there lmao
🇵🇪 Valeria went to 5x20 in Fukuoka🇵🇪💚💜💛💙❤️ @HeeValenim - 2019-12-05
I was there 2 days ago!! ahhhh Matsumoto Castle is amazing💜 https://t.co/zbg60j4BEa
🇵🇪 Valeria went to 5x20 in Fukuoka🇵🇪💚💜💛💙❤️ @HeeValenim - 2019-12-05
Living a dream in Matsumoto Castle 💜 #Matsumoto #MatsumotoCastle #Japan #JunMatsumoto @arashi5official https://t.co/fVmRvchE4D
Adette [semi-hiatus]🇵🇭嵐&ジャニーズWEST @melodyofmysoul_ - 2019-12-03
I visited Matsumoto Castle on this day 2 years ago!

Since it was a clear day and I could still stand the cold temp… https://t.co/JFywm7AOho
🌈Adette🇵🇭嵐&ジャニーズWEST🌈 @melodyofmysoul_ - 2019-12-03
I visited Matsumoto Castle on this day 2 years ago!

Since it was a clear day and I could still stand the cold temp… https://t.co/JFywm7AOho
🌸Inahime 稲姫🌸 @Inahime_ - 2019-12-02
into the river, there was water on all sides and it could only be reached by one entrance, the main entrance. The c… https://t.co/IpZFDIcGoj
🌸Inahime 稲姫🌸 @Inahime_ - 2019-12-02
into the river, there was water on all sides and it could only be reached by one entrance, the main entrance. The c… https://t.co/IpZFDIcGoj
relationself @dermazawa - 2019-12-01
Matsumoto Castle in Nagano — short vlog-ish creative film

Watch nyo shots ko guys hehe https://t.co/NHeSGXuzMk via @YouTube
ALO JAPAN @alojapan - 2019-11-29
Japan Travel: Matsumoto Castle ...

#visitjapan #Bestofjapan #Igjapan #Ilovejapan #Instagramjapan… https://t.co/zP4oRE0taS
Andal @llllandallll - 2019-11-29
@butakov_mtg I completely forgot to tell you that Oboro exist in Nagano(not Nagoya). Google Matsumoto castle! https://t.co/ZIwY64NJgm
K Phoenix @KPhoenix_Writes - 2019-11-28
In the last five days I've been lucky enough to see two stunning, original Japanese castles. These are Himeji and M… https://t.co/L9pNwqw2Ou
HI-JAPAN @YH_JPN_E - 2019-11-27
Discover Winter’s Wonders in Nagano Prefecture’s Castle Town of Matsumoto https://t.co/YjsDf5yBgQ
Angie M Helms ♓ @AngieMHelms1 - 2019-11-26
@fuji2133 @PaulRossPR Matsumoto Castle is so beautiful
Danica Ann @danicaannunrada - 2019-11-23
A quick trip at Matsumoto Castle..
#Matsumoto #MatsumotoCastle
#Nagano #Japan #CrowCastle @ Matsumoto Castle https://t.co/77ll0EVWo5
Naggy @Naggy67005897 - 2019-11-23
I'm at Matsumoto castle now.
#松本城 https://t.co/2t48lYOtdx
All About Japan @AllAbout_Japan - 2019-11-22
This photo of Matsumoto #Castle right here perfectly captures why #fall might be our favorite #seasons in Japan! Wh… https://t.co/PIrivjIv8t
Erik Lezaun @elezaun - 2019-11-22
@artofel https://t.co/oueBUctS5a

I stumbled into Ueno Park. It was nice and free. Better than trying to go to Mats… https://t.co/bVBzeKMRvG
song seak in @in_seak - 2019-11-22
Spring scenery of Japan, Matsumoto Castle https://t.co/gwzFlRfMqL

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Price / Entrance Fee
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