Top Places to See in Central Japan
Take a walk back into the Edo period.
by Joshua Berida | 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