Matsumoto is one of the most beautiful castles in medieval times and is considered a treasure of Japan.
Matsumoto Castle is located in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. With the massive structure was completed in 1593-1594 with 6 fifth floor structure. The special feature of the castle is that the combination of black and white unlike Himeji Castle is all white. This castle also has another name is the raven castle.
Matsumoto is recognized as the national treasure of Japan on April 20, 1936, the castle consists of 5 areas as the main floor (Dai-Tenshu) with over 400 years old, Watariyagura, Inui Kotenshu, Tatsumi Tsukeyagura and Tsukimi Yagura . Photo: National Treasure Matsumoto Castle ..
The castle’s biggest tourist attraction is the area reserved for archers. The supporting pillars on the first and second floors of the castle were made from an ax-like cutting tool. Photo: Kristine Ohkubo.
The most touristy part of the castle is the area dedicated to archers. The supporting pillars on the first and second floors of the castle were made from an ax-like cutting tool. Photo: Kristine Ohkubo.
Visitors can also visit the Teppo Gura museum on the 2nd floor of the castle to see the various guns, armor and weapons collected by Akahane Michishige for about 30 years.
Here you can also visit the Teppo Gura museum on the second floor to admire the different types of guns, armor and weapons. The collection was made by Akahane Michishige for about 30 years. Photo: Kristine Ohkubo.
The majestic beauty of the castle is the combination of solid architecture and the Kita mountains behind. Surrounding the castle is also a large dam. Therefore, in order to enter the castle, tourists must cross a bridge painted in red. Photo: GaijinPot Travel.
The castle is open from 8:30 am to 17 pm. On peak days, when tourists rise, the castle will be open until 18pm. The ticket price is 610 yen, equivalent to about 122,000 VND.
The castle is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., the peak season closes an hour later. Admission fee is 610 yen (over 120,000 VND) per adult and 300 yen (60,000 VND) per child. Photo: Origami Japan.
For the best sightseeing tour you should visit the castle in spring when 100 cherry blossom trees in the castle grounds are in full bloom. You can also visit the castle during taiko festival or moon festival. In addition, visitors can walk around the castle and visit Nakamichi Street with synchronized black and white tones and simple design reminiscent of the golden old town scenery of Matsumoto.
The best time to visit Matsumoto is in spring, when hundreds of cherry blossom trees in the castle grounds are in full bloom. You can also visit this place during taiko festival or moon festival. In addition, visitors can walk around the castle and visit Nakamichi Street in black and white tones. With a simple design. The street is reminiscent of the golden old town of Matsumoto. Photo: Japan Guide.