“Black Raven Castle ”

Matsumoto Castle, also known as the "Crow Castle," is a stunning historical fortress located in Matsumoto, Japan. Its highlight is its unique black exterior, elegant architecture, and well-preserved structure, making it one of Japan's most beautiful castles. Tourists can explore the castle's towering main keep, featuring multiple levels and intricate wooden interiors, offering a glimpse into feudal Japan's history and samurai culture. The castle's strategic location provides panoramic views of the surrounding city and the breathtaking Japanese Alps. Visitors can also enjoy the picturesque castle grounds, which are adorned with cherry blossom trees, creating a mesmerizing sight during the spring season. Additionally, the castle hosts various cultural events and exhibitions throughout the year, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in traditional Japanese arts and crafts. Exploring the castle's exhibits and galleries provides a deeper understanding of its historical significance and the region's rich heritage. With its architectural grandeur, scenic surroundings, and cultural experiences, Matsumoto Castle offers a captivating journey into Japan's feudal past and delights tourists with its timeless beauty.

Matsumoto Castle Admission and Hours 

  •  8:30 to 17:00 (8:00 to 18:00 around Obon and Golden Week)
  • Admission 700 yen

How to get there

The castle is a 15 minute walk or a 5 minute bus ride on the "Town Sneaker" Northern Course bus loop line from JR Matsumoto Station.

Matsumoto Castle


4-1 Marunouchi, Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture 390-0873 Japan Map

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