Matsumoto Castle

A Stunning Black and White Castle Shining in the Northern Alps Mountains.

4.18 6

Castle

Matsumoto Castle was built between the years 1593 and 1594.
It is one of the oldest of the still-standing “gojuu-rokkai” (five roofs, six stories) structures in Japan, and it has been registered as a national treasure.
(Gojuu-Rokkai: From the outside, the building appears to have five stories. However, the interior has six stories.)
The castle’s exterior features a contrast of black and white colors, giving it a stately appearance. It is beloved by many as a symbol of Nagano Prefecture.

Matsumoto Castle has beautiful scenery throughout the year, featuring cherry blossoms in the spring, fresh greenery in the summer, beautiful leaves in the autumn, and snow in the winter.

The castle tower and cherry trees are illuminated during event periods. The reflection of the illuminated castle on the moat is a beautiful sight to behold.

Highlights

  • A symbol of Nagano Prefecture’s Matsumoto City, the castle has also been designated as a national treasure.
  • The oldest still-standing “gojuu-rokkai” (five roofs, six stories) structures.
  • The castle features a beautiful contrast of black and white colors, with the Northern Alps mountains as a backdrop.
  • No shoes allowed on inside of the castle tower.

Photos

  • Matsumoto Castle

    Matsumoto Castle

  • Matsumoto Castle and the springtime cherry blossoms

    Matsumoto Castle and the springtime cherry blossoms

  • Matsumoto Castle, spring

    Matsumoto Castle, spring

  • Matsumoto Castle and the springtime cherry blossoms, illuminated

    Matsumoto Castle and the springtime cherry blossoms, illuminated

  • Matsumoto Castle in autumn

    Matsumoto Castle in autumn

  • Matsumoto Castle and the urban area, Northern Alps

    Matsumoto Castle and the urban area, Northern Alps

Reviews

6
  • 饒倩如

    日本名城之一天守閣保存良好,各種季節來都有不同感受!

  • 簡宜恩

    進去天守閣必須脫鞋子放進塑膠袋,但必須一路地提著鞋子參觀,無論上下樓爬樓梯或者是想要拍照的時候,都很不方便。

  • 陳佳祐

    是個很精緻的建築!有機會一定要進去參觀!

  • 秦辰楨

    日本知名的歷史古蹟與名城,四季風景都很漂亮。

  • SK.Chen

    來到長野縣不可缺少的景點之一,特別是喜愛日本城堡迷們絕對不能錯過,已經有400年多年歷史,也未曾遭遇到破壞,非常難能可貴。

  • HsinYun Lin

    人氣和知名度僅次於姬路城,一白一黑各具有特色,日本眾多城當中城廓最漂亮之一也保存得很完整,非常值得參觀。

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Details

Name in Japanese
松本城
Postal Code
390-0873
Address
4-1 Marunouchi, Matsumoto City, Nagano
Tel
0263-32-2902
Hours
8:30am-5:00pm (Hours are 8:00am-6:00pm during Golden Week and the summer)
※Opening hours may change for January 1st-3rd.
Closed
December 29 – 31.
Admission
Adults 700 yen. Elementary and junior high school students 300 yen. Pre-school children free.
Access
About 20 minutes on foot from Matsumoto Station on the JR Shinonoi Line
Official Website
Official Website (English)