Top Places to See in Central Japan

Take a walk back into the Edo period.
by | December 04, 2017

Japan has many noteworthy castles, one of which is in Matsumoto. The Matsumoto Castle is recognized as not only one of the most beautiful in the country, but also one of its most complete. One of its unique characteristics is that it was built on a plain instead of a mountain or hill like the others.

Its beauty is not about flare and showing off, but simplicity and elegance. Its black wainscoting combined with its simple yet detailed structures make it a sight to behold. It is also a famous spot for cherry blossom viewing during the right season. Try to visit at night when the castle is lit up for visitors.

Entrance Fee: JPY 610


Joshua Berida is a writer by profession and traveler by passion. He writes and posts about his adventures on He likes the outdoors and prefers mountains and hiking to beach bumming, but he wouldn't mind lazing on a white sand beach and swimming in its clear, blue waters.

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