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Matsumoto Castle

4-1 Marunouchi, Matsumoto 390-0873, Nagano Prefecture
+81 263-32-2902
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a trip through time in Japan

I went with my daughter and our friend's who live near Matsumoto to experience this excellent... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jessica D
Plano, Texas, United States
It's simply beautiful, living history

Black crow - opposite to white heron - Himeji Castle - this one is full black. Beautiful. Original... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rzeszow, Poland
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4-1 Marunouchi, Matsumoto 390-0873, Nagano Prefecture
+81 263-32-2902
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I went with my daughter and our friend's who live near Matsumoto to experience this excellent preserved piece of Japanese feudal history. We learned a lot, both from the exhibits and from our friend's who have been living there for a while. We enjoyed meeting...More

Thank Jessica D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Black crow - opposite to white heron - Himeji Castle - this one is full black. Beautiful. Original. Inside a very interesting collection of japanese weaponry. From the top level great panorama.

Thank jaroslawreczek
Reviewed 6 days ago

Matsumoto castle is one of only 12 original castle keeps left in Japan. As if that isn't rare enough the castle is also the only black original castle keep left, the black crow castle. The grounds and castle are really stunning, and what is great...More

Thank Natalie P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Picturisque. If you are fit, do climb up to the top. The steps are steep though. Its about USD5 for entrance fee if Im not mistaken. Lovely scenic views. Beautiful.

Thank rachellmc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Matsumoto castle is a wonder to behold. During our trip to Japan, I found it as the most interesting castle as well as the photogenic one as well. It is one of the few surviving wooden castles in Japan and is also called the Crow...More

Thank IlyaPolop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For 610 yen, you can enter the castle, climb to the top of the castle. The area is very clean. Very well maintained.

Thank Maria P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The castle is situated in town so makes it easy to get to. You can walk around the outside to get some great photos and then head inside to see the original old castle. Great views from the top. Extremely well kept inside. No furniture...More

Thank Penby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had to give the castle mixed reviews because it was and wasn't what I thought it would be. It wasn't what I thought it would be in the sense that when you go to other castles like in Osaka or Kanazawa the castle is...More

1  Thank Peter B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the city, and the castle is not to be missed. Make sure when touring castles you wear non-slip socks, as the floors are slippery, and the stairs to the look-out is VERY steep. You will have to take off your shoes at every castle,...More

1  Thank ekym0m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unlike the other castles you've seen in Japan, this is not a replica. It's the real deal from ~1596. The castle plus our meals in town made the brief stop in Matsumoto, on our way to Kamikochi, worthwhile.

Thank trippytriptriptrip60
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11 May 2016|
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Response from kerenontheroad | Reviewed this property |
I'm not allowed to post website addresses apparently so look up Japan Guide, Alpico Express Bus and Nouhi Bus websites. All very helpful for planning bus trips and I assume you already know about Hyderdia for trains? Really... More
4 February 2016|
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Response from Christian M | Reviewed this property |
I'm not too sure if you are still looking at this or not, but instead of giving you the right route to go with, I thought I just mention the time you will possibly spend at Matsumoto Castle and Snow Monkeys. I spent a day... More