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Address: 4-1 Marunouchi, Matsumoto 390-0873, Nagano Prefecture
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Great place really interesting. Interpretation boards very helpful in two languages. But could nowhere the audio... ...because the place was heaving with people on a cold snowy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place really interesting. Interpretation boards very helpful in two languages. But could nowhere the audio... ...because the place was heaving with people on a cold snowy Sunday. Beware of very steep steps up ( and down) six floors.

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Thank archierob
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Matsumoto Castle is the prefect picture spot with the moat, blue sky and mountains in the background. Other then that it pales in comparison to other castles. It is relatively small and you can cover the entire castle in half an hour. There is a small museum exhibit inside and climbing the small wooden staircase was nice experience. But there... More 

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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237 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our hotel was close by and so we were early to visit the castle. The castle is formidable, steep steps, for defensive purposes bringing you from floor to floor and a wonderful view from the top. The highlight was an evening photo of the castle, lit up with great reflection on the surrounding moat

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Matsumoto Castle has been on my list of things to do for a while now. It's one of only a handful of the original castles that remain in Japan. Although the castle isn't the same at it would have been in the Sengoku Period, the buildings that are here are well-maintained and well-staffed by friendly, knowledgeable people. If you want... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Breathtakingly beautiful wooden castle that you can walk around and climb to the top of, a really beautiful example of a Japanese castle. Not to be missed.

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Tokyo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of, if not the most, beautiful castle in Japan. It's very picturesque and as eager as I was to enter I was compelled to spend time outside taking photos first. The castle is very imposing alongside it's moat and it's worth taking a walk around the perimeter either before or after you enter. The inside is intriguing... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a lovely afternoon in Matsumoto. First time visit and positively surprised by this charming place. Lot's good places to visit while enjoying lunch at Taiman.

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Thank Bruno K
Columbus, Ohio
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an easy side trip from Nagano. It was about a 15 minute walk from the train station. There was a small building at the entrance that offered a complementary English-speaking tour guide. Our guide really made the visit worth while. We learned so much more than we would have touring on our own. The castle is quite majestic... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful and Serene- great experience en route from Hakuba, Nagano to Tokyo Definitely worth a visit

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was really very majestic and beautiful. Really great to finally see this in person... Stood by the moat and took lots of pictures slightly after the closing time and when the sun was setting, the castle was shining in gold... Amazing, just amazing... The only thing that I didn't enjoy that much was the exhibit in the main keep...... More 

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