2008/8/8 37th National Treasure Matsumoto Castle "Takiginou"3.4
from 8/8 '18 to 8/8 '18
Alongside Hikone Castle, Himeji Castle, Matsue Castle and Inuyama Castle, it is one of the 5 National Treasure castles. Among the existing Gojyu-rokkai castle towers, the National Treasure Matsumoto Castle is known to be the oldest, and on August 8th Takiginou is held as the annual event for every summer.
The Noh stage illuminated by fire lights (Kagaribi) is wonderfully fantastic, and when the National Treasure Matsumoto Castle floats in dusk, the sounds of the drum and the whistle echoes, and the Noh instructor dance will allure the viewers into a world of delicate beauty.
After watching the fire light stage, the magnificent Matsumoto castle emerging in the dark night is also a must-see!!
Duration time: 17: 30 ~ 20: 30 (opening 17: 30, starting 18: 00)
Venue: National Treasure Matsumoto Castle Honmaru garden Special stage
Entrance fee: from 15: 00 until 20: 30, Honmaru garden is free
※However, those who climb the castle tower from 8:30 to 18:00 (last entry is 17:30) will have additional fee charged
Admission fee: Free
Cast: Noh "Hosho-ryu " Hosho Kazufusa Master
Activities: Noh / Kiyotsune, Kyogen / Kagyu, Noh / Nue
When the mountain ranges of the Northern Alps are dyed in madder red color, a burning ceremony is held in the Honmaru garden. It brings out the uniqueness of the stage and spectators with unique outdoor performances. Enjoy the Japanese traditional arts at midsummer night.
Entry fee for Matsumoto Castle and Matsumoto city museum main building will be free from August 11th to 19th if you visit in Japanese style wear such as Yukata or Jinbei. Let's walk through emotionally rich Matsumoto castle and the old good streets of the castle town.
Duration time: 8: 00 ~ 18: 00 (last entry 17:30)
Venue: Location National Treasures Matsumoto Castle / Matsumoto City Museum Main Building (adjacent to Matsumoto Castle)
Admission: Free, when wearing Japanese clothing (Yukata / Jinbei) ※since the stairs in the castle are steep, there are parts that are difficult to climb.
During the summertime extension period, guests who visit with Japanese clothes will be entitled to enter the National Treasures Matsumoto Castle and Matsumoto City Museum Main Building free of charge.
Please walk along experiencing the old good streets and culture of 'Matsumoto Castle' or 'Castle Town' with emotional rich sounds in Japanese clothes.
Summer special public exhibition of Taikomon (inside Taikomon turret)
Publication period is 51 days from the release date July 14th (Saturday) to September 2nd (Sunday)
Opening time: 8: 30 ~ 17: 00
Venue: historic site Matsumoto Castle Taikomon
Contents The Taikomon Gate was built around Bunraku 4th (1595), and the Taiko-roh placed on the gate Taipei Ishigaki played an important role as a source of signaling for times, signs for towering castles, cues for urgent messages, etc. It was restored in March 1999 and is open to public three times every year in April, July and October.
Access: 15 minutes on foot from JR Matsumoto Station
Purposeeasily accessible,elderly,world heritage,knows a lot about Japan,shrine/temple,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Matsumoto Sta. (about 1km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.04 weeks ago
Beautiful area to visit. The castle is unique and so rich in history. Definitely a must see if you are in Japan and have time.
3.0in the last week
Quick little round trip, good to kill 30 mins. The museum next to it kill another 30 mins; buying a ticket to the castle gets you free entry to the museum. Make sure you wear thick socks in winter, the floors are freezing!!! Best photos of the castle are at night 👍
5.04 months ago
(visits 2) (total castles visited as posting: over 35) this really is one of the best castles in Japan. The castle itself is big and beautifully restored and maintained. The castle park is one of the most beautiful I have seen.
5.03 months ago
This place is perfect for the person who love and want to learn more about the Japanese culture. The view is beautiful and you can go inside the castle until the top and see everything, unfortunately pictures inside are not allowed. But in the end you can take a picture in front of the castle.
5.0a month ago
Lovely castle. Must visit both in the morning and night, but especially gorgeous in the evening across the man made lake.