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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: 89/100 (369 votes)
Visited by: 659 users
 2  Daio Wasabi Farm
Attractive wasabi farm outside Matsumoto.
User rating: 79/100 (16 votes)
Visited by: 35 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 (101 votes)
Visited by: 187 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: 267 users
 2  Kamikochi
Popular mountain resort in the Japanese Alps.
User rating: 91/100 (145 votes)
Visited by: 338 users
 3  Norikura
Mountain and highland in the Northern Japan Alps.
User rating: 82/100 (12 votes)
Visited by: 57 users

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78.  Uchiko   81/100
79.  Matsumoto   81/100
80.  Onuma Park   81/100
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33.  Kagoshima   858
34.  Izu Peninsula   823
35.  Aso   803
36.  Kawagoe   700

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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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