Visit the 16th century complex of Matsumoto Castle, one of Japan's most renowned landmarks, nicknamed "Crow Castle" because of its dark facade. Admire the imposing structure, the oldest castle remaining in Japan, notable for occupying a spot on a plain rather than the more usual hilltop. As you step inside the main building, you'll notice that the interior features authentic wooden pillars and staircases, while the second floor contains a collection of guns. Climb to the top of the main keep for panoramic views of the surroundings. See Matsumoto Castle and all Matsumoto has to offer by arranging your trip with our Matsumoto online trip itinerary maker.
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Matsumoto Castle Reviews
Wonderful area to visit. Matsumoto Castle is spectacular and was built over 500 years ago. Lovely walk around the castle area. more »
In wintertime, the sun sets early after closing time. There are wonderful photos to make at 5 pm (sunshine) and 6 pm (dusk) with the reflection on the lake. This castle is interesting inside because..... more »
Beautiful and very well maintained castle in the heart of Matsumoto city. Buying castle ticket gives you access to the inside of the castle which is highly recommended from my perspective. It was fascinating how they design and build the place. A walk garden and pond sons castle perimeter was also nice and soothing. Apparently, we heard that clapping or snapping next to the pond will call fishes to swim to you. So we tried it and it worked. Maybe they were just hungry. :)
Very beautiful and tranquil surroundings. I found this to be a very pleasant place to visit. Great for the family. Plenty of things to see. People are very nice and friendly. Very polite and helpful even in English.
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