Matsumoto Castle: a National Treasure known as the “crow castle”

Matsumoto Castle featured image

[Introduction]

I took a day trip to Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture and visited several places. In this article, I will write about Matsumoto Castle.

[Visit Places]
* Matsumoto Castle (This article)
* Kaichi School Museum (Related article)
* Matsumoto Shrine, Nawate Street, Nakamachi Street, Fukashi Shrine (Related article)

[Visit Date]
2015.05.17

[Main Part]

Matsumoto Castle is a National Treasure as the Japan’s oldest wooden castle, constructed more than 400 years ago. It is also known as the “crow castle”, because its contrasting black and white, against the shining Japanese Alps makes for splendid scenery.

Entrance

Matsumoto Castle photo1

Honmaru Garden

Matsumoto Castle photo2

Matsumoto Castle photo3

Matsumoto Castle photo4

Matsumoto Castle photo5

Matsumoto Castle photo6

Matsumoto Castle photo7

Tenshukaku (Castle Tower)

Matsumoto Castle photo8

Matsumoto Castle photo9

Matsumoto Castle photo10

Matsumoto Castle photo11

Matsumoto Castle photo12

Matsumoto Castle photo13

Matsumoto Castle photo14

Matsumoto Castle Park

Matsumoto Castle photo15

Matsumoto Castle photo16

Matsumoto Castle photo17

Matsumoto Castle photo18

Matsumoto Castle photo19

Matsumoto Castle photo20

Matsumoto Castle photo21

Matsumoto Castle photo22

Matsumoto Castle photo23

Matsumoto Castle photo24

Matsumoto Castle photo25

Matsumoto Castle photo26

Taiko Gate and Ninomaru Goten ruins

Matsumoto Castle photo27

Matsumoto Castle photo28

Matsumoto Castle photo29

Matsumoto Castle photo30

[Closing]

Matsumoto Castle is also selected as one of the “Japan’s 31 most beautiful places” by CNN. If you are interested in it, please check its website below.

[Related Link]
Matsumoto Castle (English)


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.