National Treasure Matsumoto Castle "Takiginou"

Sightseeing information about National Treasure Matsumoto Castle "Takiginou" in Japan.

National Treasure Matsumoto Castle "Takiginou"3.4

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 from 8/8 '19 to 8/8 '19


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
Admission: Free
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
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5.04 months ago

I love the fact that it's still in it's original form and not modernized into a museum like most castles are on the inside! Such gorgeous wood and just a remarkable place to visit! Stairs are quite steep and visitors must remove their shoes! Definatly worth the visit as you get the feel of what it was really like back in the 1500's in a military castle!

5.05 months ago

Really a beautiful castle. It is easy to see why is considered one of the best to visit in Japan. The outside is truely beautiful and the inside still has the original feel despite being a mini museum. Not true of all Japanese castles some of which feel more like modern buildings. Definitely one of my favourites. Well worth the visit!

5.03 months ago

Everyone has a favorite castle in Japan and this is mine. It is very rare for a castle to be largely black in color and this 'Crow' castle is justly famous. And beautiful.
Examine the castle from outside across the moat. Note its balance and beauty. Then count the floors. Then go inside the castle and count the floors. There are clearly 5 floors in the castle when seen from the outside. But there are actually 6 floors inside the castle. Overall, this is a fine example of castle architecture and tells a lot about how castles were used in the Sengoku period.
Highly Recommended.

5.05 months ago

What a beautiful castle! The best part was our English speaking tour guide. The tour guides refuse to accept any money. They are simply happy to take you through the castle and share their knowledge. Our tour guide was phenomenal.

5.05 months ago

I really enjoyed spent my time with family in this park. Before you come to this park, you can buy bread for feeding animals. Especially we can feeding fishes, birds, ducks.
It’s a great day when I was there. Love this park ❤️