destinations

To get an idea of where you can go when you visit Japan, please take some time to browse our destinations pages. Click on any of the links below for a short description of the destination's location, history and characteristics.

Matsumoto

Matsumoto

Matsumoto, formerly a castle town and now a bustling, modern city, is located in Nagano Prefecture, in the Chubu region of Japan.

The most famous site in Matsumoto is its stunning feudal era castle, which is a national treasure and one of the few remaining castles from that period in Japanese history. It is set atop a hill and its walls are black, making for a stunning spectacle. Matsumoto is also well known for its delicious cuisine, which includes tasty soba noodles and locally grown wasabi.

Tours that Visit Matsumoto:

North Central Exploration

The North Central Exploration Tour will take you through some of the more remote areas of Japan.

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Additional Resources

Matsumoto City Website
Wikipedia Article on Matsumoto Castle

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