Matsumoto Castle

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Matsumoto Castle
Matsumoto Castle (Photo: Matsumoto Castle – Radek Kucharski / CC BY 2.0)

Also known as "Crow's Castle" because of its unusual black exterior, Matsumoto Castle is one of the three most beautiful castles in Japan, along with Himeji and Kumamoto Rule of the Takeda clan and later the famous Tokugawa Ieyasu.

Overview

Address

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

Hours

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

Website

matsumoto-castle.jp

General Amenities

  • Information Counter
  • Free guides/pamphlets
  • Coin lockers

Access

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

Upcoming Events

1 upcoming event
Matsumoto Castle Ice Sculpture Festival

Matsumoto Castle Ice Sculpture Festival

Late Jan

The Matsumoto Castle Ice Sculpture Festival has been running for over 30 years now, with a variety of skillfully designed works..

Nagano Free Entry

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