Matsumoto Castle (Crow Castle) in Matsumoto, Japan


Matsumoto Castle (Crow Castle or or 松本城 ) in Matsumoto, Japan. Matsumoto Castle  is about 500 years old and originally residence of the rulers. But past times It is still beautiful because it can survive the destruction of the fire. Of the war to date. It is named one of the most beautiful castle in Japan. Make people popular. Today, the castle became a museum and collects stories in the past. And Japanese history Including the story of Nagano Prefecture. The castle is black in color to decorate the so-called “Castle Crow”.

Points of interest on the castle is include steep wooden stairs, rock for attacking enemies, archery and the observation tower on the 6th floor. Matsumoto Castle has entrance fee for visit price at 610 yen and open from 8.30 a.m. to 17.00. Usually castle close during holiday on December 29 to January 3 each year.

How to get there:

  • The castle is a 15 minute walk or a 5 minute bus ride on the “Town Sneaker” Northern Course bus loop line from JR Matsumoto Station.


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