Matsumoto Castle is one of the most complete and beautiful among Japan's original castles. It is a "hirajiro" - a castle built on plains rather than on a hill or mountain. Matsumoto Castle is unique for having both a secondary donjon and a turret adjoined to its main keep. The castle structures, in combination with their characteristic black wainscoting, give off an air of grandeur and poise. #wintergetaway
Matsumoto Castle is one of the most complete and beautiful among Japan's original and historic castles among Himeji and Kumamoto Castle. It is located at Nagano prefecture, Japan. Matsumoto Castle is a very popular cherry blossom spot due to its thousand of plums. The castle is a 15 minute walk or a 5 minute bus ride on the "Town Sneaker" Northern Course bus loop line from JR Matsumoto Station. If you are a person to love checking historic sites and places when travelling, this place most definitely lived up to the hype.