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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Chubu - Nagano
Matsumoto 
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Matsumoto Castle

Matsumoto (松本) is the second largest city in Nagano Prefecture. It is most famous for Matsumotojo, one of Japan's most beautiful original castles. The city is also a good base for trips into the Japanese Alps, e.g. to Kamikochi, Norikura or the Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route.

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Attractions
 1  Matsumoto Castle
Original and relatively complete castle.
User rating: 88/100 (385 votes)
Visited by: 693 users
 2  Daio Wasabi Farm
Attractive wasabi farm outside Matsumoto.
User rating: 78/100 (19 votes)
Visited by: 43 users
 3  Japan Ukiyoe Museum
Wooblock prints from a vast collection.
User rating: 74/100 (34 votes)
Visited by: 66 users
 4  Nakamachi
Former merchant district with warehouses.
User rating: 70/100 (106 votes)
Visited by: 195 users
  
Special Interest Guides
  Matsumoto Cherry Blossom Spots
  A list of popular cherry blossom spots in Matsumoto.
Side Trips from Matsumoto
 1  Alpine Route
Spectacular route through the Northern Alps.
User rating: 93/100 (124 votes)
Visited by: 278 users
 2  Kamikochi
Popular mountain resort in the Japanese Alps.
User rating: 92/100 (153 votes)
Visited by: 356 users
 3  Norikura
Mountain and highland in the Northern Japan Alps.
User rating: 80/100 (14 votes)
Visited by: 67 users

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81.  Matsumoto   80/100
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33.  Kagoshima   903
34.  Izu Peninsula   868
35.  Aso   833
36.  Kawagoe   727

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English Links
Matsumoto Welcomes You!
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Japanese Links
Matsumoto City
Official city website.

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