Matsumoto Castle

Matsumoto Castle (松本城)

Information: It’s said that the walls of castle were painted in black in order to show their royalty to Hideyoshi Toyotomi since the top floor of his castle, Osaka casle, is black. This castle is one of the 12 existing main castles in Japan and one of four castles designated as the national treasure.

Built in : 1504

The main lord of a castle: Kazumasa Ishikawa

In Use: Until 1871

Hours : 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Fee: 600 yen

Matsumoto castle2 (photo by Kotodamaya) Matsumoto castle (photo by Kotodamaya)


4-1 Marunouchi, Matsumoto city, Nagano


16 min walk from Matsumoto station

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