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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: 89/100 (359 votes)
Visited by: 642 users
 2  Daio Wasabi Farm
Attractive wasabi farm outside Matsumoto.
User rating: 77/100 (15 votes)
Visited by: 33 users
 3  Japan Ukiyoe Museum
Wooblock prints from a vast collection.
User rating: 74/100 (31 votes)
Visited by: 63 users
 4  Nakamachi
Former merchant district with warehouses.
User rating: 71/100 (98 votes)
Visited by: 181 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 (118 votes)
Visited by: 261 users
 2  Kamikochi
Popular mountain resort in the Japanese Alps.
User rating: 91/100 (140 votes)
Visited by: 326 users
 3  Norikura
Mountain and highland in the Northern Japan Alps.
User rating: 80/100 (11 votes)
Visited by: 51 users

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User Rating (by 410 users):
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Best rated destinations (out of 160):
73.  Kobe   81/100
74.  Matsue   81/100
75.  Beppu   81/100
76.  Fukuoka   81/100
77.  Uchiko   81/100
78.  Matsumoto   81/100
79.  Onuma Park   81/100
80.  Hakuba   80/100
81.  Satsuma Peninsula   80/100
82.  Norikura   80/100
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31.  Mount Fuji   953
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33.  Kagoshima   823
34.  Izu Peninsula   804
35.  Aso   775
36.  Kawagoe   690

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English Links
Matsumoto Welcomes You!
Official tourist information.
Nagomi Visit
Offering hands-on experiences for tourists, such as home visits and cooking lessons.

Japanese Links
Matsumoto City
Official city website.

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