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Matsumoto

3.8
Castles · Bodies of Water · Bridges

Popular things to do in Matsumoto

Matsumoto Castle ©
Castle
Matsumoto Castle
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Kappa Bashi ©
Bridge
Kappa Bashi
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Taisho Pond ©
Water Body
Taisho Pond
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Norikura Kogen ©
Ski Area
Norikura Kogen
4.5
Duration: 8 hours
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm. Folk museums and ancient temples complement the atmosphere established by the castle, backed up by the picturesque views of the Japanese Alps available throughout the city. Eateries both modern and traditional serve "soba" (buckwheat noodles) dishes, for which Matsumoto has become known. "Onsen" (traditional Japanese spas) dot the landscape surrounding the town, and represent some of the main focal points for hikes during Matsumoto holidays. Use our Japan trip planner to arrange your visit to Matsumoto and any other destinations in Japan that take your fancy.

Museums in Matsumoto

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Matsumoto City Art Museum ©
Art Museum
Matsumoto City Art Museum
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
Japan Ukiyo-e Museum ©
Art Museum
Japan Ukiyo-e Museum
2.2
Duration: 1 hour
Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum (Matsumoto Mingei-kan) ©
Specialty Museum
Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum (Matsumoto Mingei-kan)
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Matsumoto City Museum
Specialty Museum
Matsumoto City Museum
2.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Matsumoto

Myojin Pond
Water Body
Myojin Pond
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Pond Tashiro ©
Water Body
Pond Tashiro
4.8
Duration: 1 hour
Tashiro Shitsugen
Forest
Tashiro Shitsugen
5.0
Duration: 1 hour
Larch Forests In Kamikochi area
Forest
Larch Forests In Kamikochi area
5.0
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Matsumoto

Takayama Jinya ©
Architectural Building
Takayama Jinya Takayama
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Snow Monkey Resorts
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Snow Monkey Resorts Nagano
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Zenko-ji Temple
Religious Site
Zenko-ji Temple Nagano
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Sanmachi Suji ©
Neighborhood
Sanmachi Suji Takayama
4.3
Duration: 1 hour

Nature in Matsumoto

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Mt. Jonen ©
Mountain
Mt. Jonen
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Yarigatake ©
Mountain
Yarigatake
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
Mt. Yake ©
Mountain
Mt. Yake
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
Sanbondaki Waterfall
Waterfall
Sanbondaki Waterfall
4.5
Duration: 1 hour

Winter Sports in Matsumoto

Mt. Norikura Snow Resort ©
Ski Area
Mt. Norikura Snow Resort
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
Nomugi Toge Ski Resort
Ski Area
Nomugi Toge Ski Resort
3.0
Duration: 8 hours

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