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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 (374 votes)
Visited by: 670 users
 2  Daio Wasabi Farm
Attractive wasabi farm outside Matsumoto.
User rating: 79/100 (18 votes)
Visited by: 38 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: 71/100 (102 votes)
Visited by: 189 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 (122 votes)
Visited by: 269 users
 2  Kamikochi
Popular mountain resort in the Japanese Alps.
User rating: 91/100 (150 votes)
Visited by: 348 users
 3  Norikura
Mountain and highland in the Northern Japan Alps.
User rating: 82/100 (12 votes)
Visited by: 60 users

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34.  Izu Peninsula   839
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36.  Kawagoe   715

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Matsumoto City
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