Nagano - Matsumoto Castle

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While in Japan, a quick one day getaway to Nagano to visit Matsumoto Castle is totally worth it. The castle stands in its original glory and a tour of the inside reveals a glorious (but belligerent) history. The view from the top is to die for! For travel tips check out www.littlebluerucksack.com
Matsumoto Castle, Matsumoto, JapanMatsumoto CastleMatsumoto, JapanAn observation deck at the top, sixth floor of the main keep, offers amazing views of the surrounding city.Matsumoto Castle, Matsumoto, JapanMatsumoto CastleMatsumoto, JapanAn observation deck at the top, sixth floor of the main keep, offers amazing views of the surrounding city. You'll want to spend hours on that top...Matsumoto Castle, Matsumoto, JapanMatsumoto CastleMatsumoto, JapanThe views from the top deck of Matsumoto Castle really are breathtaking. The mountains in the background only add to the "wow" factor.Matsumoto Castle, Matsumoto, JapanMatsumoto CastleMatsumoto, JapanInteresting features of the castle include steep wooden stairs, openings to drop stones onto invaders, as well as openings for archers. And I'm not...Matsumoto Castle, Matsumoto, JapanMatsumoto CastleMatsumoto, JapanThe wooden interior of Matsumoto Castle provides an authentic experience unlike that felt at many other castles rebuilt of ferro-concrete, which is...Matsumoto Castle, Matsumoto, JapanMatsumoto CastleMatsumoto, JapanMatsumoto Castle in Nagano #architectureMatsumoto Castle, Matsumoto, JapanMatsumoto CastleMatsumoto, JapanMatsumoto Castle is unique for having both a secondary donjon and a turret adjoined to its main keep. The castle structures, in combination with...Matsumoto Castle, Matsumoto, JapanMatsumoto CastleMatsumoto, JapanThe castle was ruled by the 23 lords of Matsumoto representing six different daimyo families. In this period the stronghold was also known as Crow...Matsumoto Castle, Matsumoto, JapanMatsumoto CastleMatsumoto, JapanMatsumoto Castle is one of Japan's premier historic castles. The building is also known as the "Crow Castle" due to its black exterior. #architectureMatsumoto Castle, Matsumoto, JapanMatsumoto CastleMatsumoto, JapanMatsumoto Castle is a flatland castle (hirajiro) because it is not built on a hilltop or amid rivers, but on a plain. Its complete defences would...Matsumoto Castle, Matsumoto, JapanMatsumoto CastleMatsumoto, JapanMatsumoto Castle is one of Japan's premier historic castles. The building is also known as the "Crow Castle" due to its black exterior. #architectureMatsumoto Castle, Matsumoto, JapanMatsumoto CastleMatsumoto, JapanMatsumoto Castle is one of Japan's premier historic castles. The building is also known as the "Crow Castle" due to its black exterior. Surrounded...
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