National Treasure Matsumoto Castle

"Matsumoto Castle is said to feature Japan's oldest surviving five-storied six-floor pagoda. It is one of the few castles designated as a National Treasure, and maintains the image of the past. The black and white contrast of the castle rising amid the Alps in the background is beautiful, and the castle has become a symbol of Matsumoto City. In addition to the castle facilities of the Sengoku period, such as the stone drops meant to rebuff invaders, or samurai windows or the gun slits, there are exhibits such as the ""Matsumoto Castle Gunhouse"" centered around matchlock guns, and artifacts unearthed during the ninomaru palace excavation performed from 1979-1984. In the precinct, you'd do well to see the black gate with eave roof tiles marked with the family crests of historical castle lords, or the taiko gate which was restored in 1999."

Address Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Marunouchi 4-1
Hours 8:30-17:00(Last entry16:30)
Closed 12/29-31
Fees [Admission fee]\[Adult] 700yen\[Small, Junior High School Students] 300yen
Parking Lot Available(110spaces)\※200yen per hour (100yen for each additional 30 minutes)
Credit Card Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, DISCOVER, Diners Club, JACCS)
Smoking Not available
Wi-Fi Available (Matsumoto City Free Wi-Fi)
Note Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of May 15, 2020)\* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day [Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Average budget 60-120 minutes
Estimated stay time Not allowed inside the castle tower, allowed inside the Honmaru garden
Wheelchair accessible Available
Infant friendly Pets are not allowed in the paid area
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