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Nagano Prefecture, Honshu Island, Japan. Japan, Honshu Island, Nagano Prefecture, Matsumoto City. Matsumoto Castle (Crow Castle) and Red Bridge built in 1594.
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Matsumoto stands at a major crossroads in the heart of Chubu, in a valley at an altitude of 592m surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Japan Alps. Its appeal is immediate, thanks to its relaxed atmosphere, refined culture and charming streets. The city developed as a fortified town in the 16C, around its castle, which boasts the oldest wooden keep in Japan. The former trading district of Nakamachi has retained rows of fine Edo-era warehouses. The contrast with the modern architecture of the Matsumoto Art Museum and the Japan Ukiyo-e Museum on the outskirts of the city is striking.

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  • Matsumoto Castle Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    J - Matsumoto

    Matsumoto Castle (16C) is a magnificent building constructed on a stone plinth presiding at the centre of the village. Along with its moats (still filled with water today), it has an armada of defences worthy of the most impregnable of medieval castl..

  • The wealthy Sakai family made an active contribution to artistic creation in Matsumoto during the Edo period, and put together a huge collection of Japanese art. The collection includes ukiyo-e woodblock prints ("pictures of a floating world&quo..

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Hotels Matsumoto

  • Buena Vista Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Honjo 1-2-1 J - Matsumoto 390-0814

    Prix Prices from : 17800 JPY

    Offering beautiful views of the Shinsu mountains from its top-floor French restaurant, Buena Vista is located in the heart of the city. It features 5 restaurants, a beauty salon and bright rooms with free wired internet. A free shuttle is available f..

  • Richmond Hotel Matsumoto

    Chuo 1-10-7 J - Matsumoto 390-0811

    A 4-minute walk from Matsumoto Station, Richmond Hotel Matsumoto offers comfortable rooms, free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour restaurant and a pub-restaurant. The reception is available 24 hours, while facilities include a launderette, drinks and snacks vending m..

  • Southern Cross In Matsumoto Two stars Two stars

    Ote 4-9-3 J - Matsumoto 390-0874

    Prix Prices from : 3200 JPY

    Located just a 3-minute walk to Matsumoto Castle, Southern Cross In Matsumoto offers basic guest rooms with an en suite bathroom. Guests can use free bicycles to explore the local area. Free WiFi is available in the lobby. The hotel is a 13-minute w..

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