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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 (368 votes)
Visited by: 656 users
 2  Daio Wasabi Farm
Attractive wasabi farm outside Matsumoto.
User rating: 77/100 (15 votes)
Visited by: 34 users
 3  Japan Ukiyoe Museum
Wooblock prints from a vast collection.
User rating: 73/100 (33 votes)
Visited by: 65 users
 4  Nakamachi
Former merchant district with warehouses.
User rating: 70/100 (100 votes)
Visited by: 186 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 (120 votes)
Visited by: 265 users
 2  Kamikochi
Popular mountain resort in the Japanese Alps.
User rating: 91/100 (141 votes)
Visited by: 333 users
 3  Norikura
Mountain and highland in the Northern Japan Alps.
User rating: 80/100 (11 votes)
Visited by: 53 users

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78.  Onuma Park   81/100
79.  Matsumoto   80/100
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34.  Izu Peninsula   822
35.  Aso   795
36.  Kawagoe   699

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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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