Matsumoto Castle is a national treasure, one of only 12 original castle towers left in Japan. The castle tower is thought to have been built in around 1593, making it the oldest castle in Japan with a 6 story castle tower still remaining. This castle with a strong contrast of its black and white exterior looks stately with the Japan Northern Alps in the background. You can also see the fantastic reflections of the castle on the surface of the water in the moat surrounding the castle tower. Approximately 300 cherry trees are planted in Matsumoto Castle Park and its garden; during cherry blossom season in early April, the scene of the beautiful castle amidst its cherry blossoms can be enjoyed. The cherry blossoms are also illuminated to enjoy during the nights they are in bloom.
8:30am-5pm(last entry at 4:30pm)
Dec 29 to Dec 31