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.
4.0a month ago
Historical and picturesque castle located in Matsumoto, Nagano. Although out of the way in a smaller town, it is popular with tourists, with free guides with several foreign languages provided, including english. Overall, you can tour the entire compound on your own, in about 2-3hours if really taking the time to do so.
5.03 months ago
I first saw Matsumoto castle by accident on a photo on the net. That's when I said to myself "I MUST visit this place!". I did not regret it of course. Matsumoto castle is a great heritage for the Japanese people. And to think that in the past, it had serious stability problems and the authorities were considering to demolish it completely! Thankfully enough, they preserved it and now it is one of the shiniest jewels of Japan!
Matsumoto castle was an unprecedented experience! I totally recommend it as one of the top places to visit while in Japan!
5.04 weeks ago
Beautiful castle, amazing Park, in March the sakura/cherry blossom are AMAZING, the color is White Pink? And the near river has a crystal water.
You must visit Matsumoto if you visit Tokyo.
5.06 months ago
Japanese cool castle.
This is a must go place if you are around.
The castle is one of the national treasuries.
The castle itself was never attacked and also got two extension from an peaceful era. So the castle inherits different architecture styles.
When You have time, you can get a free tour guide, takes around one hour. In the end they ask you to fill in a form to help this dedicated people to make the castle an UNESCO world heritage. To be honest my guide didn't give much more explanation than the displayed texts. But have a try, they have several guides.
4.03 months ago
It is worth a visit if you are in the area. It is a fairly well preserved castle and unique in its mostly black exterior.
Remember to wear socks as you will be asked to remove your shoes and it would be kind of gross to walk the castle barefoot. Also, be careful as there are parts of the castle that require trekking up and down some super steep stairs.