Matsumoto is famed as one of Japan’s great sightseeing spots! It’s Nagano Prefecture’s second largest city, home to the oldest and most beautiful castle in Japan and a gateway to the Japan Alps that’s known for its winter activities and hot springs. Here are the top 10 activities we recommend to complete your Matsumoto City … Continue reading MATSUMOTO CITY GUIDE: TOP 10 ACTIVITIES!
It’s Japan’s oldest castle! Matsumoto Castle is one of the five castles designated as National Treasures of Japan. It’s over 400 years old, making it the oldest castle donjon remaining in the country. Unlike many palaces in Japan, its original structure was, fortunately, not bombed during WWII. That’s why it was able to keep most of its original wooden donjons and walls intact. It … Continue reading MATSUMOTO CASTLE: Guide & Tips for Tourists!