Matsumoto Castle

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Matsumoto Castle
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Also known as “Crow Castle” for its unusual black exterior, Matsumoto Castle is one of Japan’s three most beautiful castles, along with Himeji and Kumamoto. With a history dating back to the warring-states Sengoku era, Matsumoto Castle changed lords from the Takeda clan and later to the famous Tokugawa Ieyasu.



4-1 Marunouchi, Matsumoto, Nagano 390-0873 (Map) (Directions)


8:30 - 16:30 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 8:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 8:30 - 16:30
Thursday 8:30 - 16:30
Friday 8:30 - 16:30
Saturday 8:30 - 16:30
Sunday 8:30 - 16:30
Holidays 8:30 - 16:30





It’s a 15-minute walk from Matsumoto Station. There is a bus available for 200 yen.

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