4/10 - 4/17, 2019 "Nighttime Cherry Blossom Viewing" at Matsumoto Castle4.0
from 4/10 '19 to 4/17 '19
Matsumoto Castle is located in Matsumoto city, Nagano prefecture, 2.5 hours by express trains from Tokyo.
Now in Japan, there are only 12 existing castles that still retain their original castle keep. Matsumoto Castle is one of the 12 original construction castles and has five-floor. Five-floor castles are only Matsumoto Castle and Himeji Castel.
In addition, this castle features of the elegant black walls and sometimes called "Crow Castle". The view of Matsumoto Castle with a wide moat, bridges, and Northern Alps Mountains is absolutely photogenic.
In April, approximately 300 cherry trees burst into bloom, and the trees are illuminated at night. It's really stunning!
"Nighttime Cherry Blossom Viewing" is held on 4/10-4/17 at Matsumoto Castle Honmaru Garden. Performances of gagaku (Japanese classical music) with three instruments (sou, shakuhachi), and the flute, will be held in Tsukimi-yagura. Tea ceremony seats will be set in Honmaru Garden and there will be stalls of hanami dango (sweet rice dumplings) and the permanent shop too. Please come and see the festival.
*Admission is 610 yen. Free admisson to the interior garden in the evening during the festival. (However, it is not possible to climb in the tower.)
Access: a 15-min walk from Matsumoto Sta.
*Please check the official website for the latest information.
PurposeFestivals,should go,now this is Japanese cuisine,world heritage,night view,cherry blossom viewing,shrine/temple,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Matsumoto Sta. (about 1km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.0in the last week
I just LOVED it. The awesome guides (free of charge as of most Japanese places), the atmosphere, the photo shoot place. All in one one of our best experiences in Japan in over 3 weeks.
5.0a month ago
Took the English speaking free tour.
Absolutely great !!
So warm and helpful. Best tour guide by far of the 4 castles I visited and Free!
Castle is great. Architecture and views.
Retired residents who enjoy giving their knowledge.
With guide 2.5 hours when you have questions like me ;) - without 1.5-2h
5.0in the last week
Good travel by Express Train to Matsumoto from Nagoya.
Good landscape view between the valleys when out of Nagoya.
It is good for One Day travel starting from Nagoya.
It is hard to go to Matsumoto Castle's top room due to the slope of ladder. The angle is sharp!! Unbelievable...
5.0a week ago
Magnificent castle. Has decent exhibits of muskets etc inside. Steep stairs so one needs good mobility.
5.03 months ago
One of my favorite castle in Japan, i went there in the afternoon after visiting Nagano in the morning... Just seeing the castle getting bigger as i walk to it was giving me shivers! On pics it looks nice but to see it in person that's another thing!! You can feel the history of that castle when you see it with your own eyes! The you can visit the museum inside. I really liked it and recommend it to everyone!