11 Sights in Matsumoto, Japan (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Matsumoto, Japan. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 11 sights are available in Matsumoto, Japan.

Sightseeing Tours in Matsumoto

1. Matsumoto Castle

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Matsumoto Castle Lightning toothed whale (稲妻ノ歯鯨) / CC BY-SA 4.0

Matsumoto Castle , originally known as Fukashi Castle, is one of Japan's premier historic castles, along with Himeji and Kumamoto. The building is also known as the "Crow Castle" due to its black exterior. It was the seat of Matsumoto Domain under the Edo Period Tokugawa shogunate. It is located in the city of Matsumoto, in Nagano Prefecture.

Wikipedia: Matsumoto Castle (EN), Website

2. 牛伏寺

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牛伏寺 Taken with Canon IXY 10S / CC BY-SA 3.0

Gofukuji Temple is a temple of the Chizan school of the Shingon sect located in Uchida, Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture. Its sango (literally, "mountain name"), which is the title prefixed to the name of a Buddhist temple, is Kinpusan. Its principal image is Juichimen Kannon (Eleven-faced Kannon). It is located on the middle of the western side of Mt. Hachibushi (1,929 meters). It has been known as a temple of Shugendo since ancient times, and is one of the most famous temples in the prefecture and has a great cultural property.

Wikipedia: 牛伏寺 (JA)

3. Kaichi School Museum

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The Kaichi School in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture was one of the first schools in Japan. It opened in a temporary building in May 1873, the year after the first major education reforms were introduced by the new Ministry of Education. The school moved to new premises in April 1876. This western-style building, fused with Japanese elements, was designated an Important Cultural Property in 1961. Relocated two years later during work on the nearby Metoba River, in 1965 the old school building was turned into an education museum.

Wikipedia: Kaichi School (EN)

4. Agata no Mori Park

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Agata no Mori Park is a city park (district park) located in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. The facilities of the former Matsumoto High School remain. Cedar and zelkova trees are planted. Many of these cedars were planted by Matsumoto High School's second-generation principal, botanist Chutaro Oto. A lawn, a pond, and playground equipment are installed in one corner, making it a place of relaxation for both children and adults. The area is approximately 61,000 square meters.

Wikipedia: あがたの森公園 (JA)

5. 林城跡

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The Ogasawara clan castle sites were a number Sengoku period yamashiro-style Japanese castles located in what is now part of the city of Matsumoto, Nagano prefecture. These fortifications were built in the Muromachi period by the Ogasawara clan, who ruled the area at the time. Two of the castle ruins, that of Igawa Castle and Hayashi Castle, have been protected collectively as a National Historic Sites since 2017.

Wikipedia: Hayashi Castle (EN)

6. 徳運寺

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Tokunji Temple is a temple of the Soto sect located near Iriyama, Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture. Its sango (literally, "mountain name"), which is the title prefixed to the name of a Buddhist temple, is Fukudasan. The temple name of the temple was Tokuun-ji Temple at the time of its foundation. Its principal image is Juichimen Kannon (Eleven-faced Kannon).

Wikipedia: 徳運寺 (松本市) (JA)

7. 兎川寺

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Tosenji Temple is a temple of the Chizan sect of Shingon Buddhism located in Satoyamabe, Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture. The name of the mountain is Mt. Ehitaka Teruyama. The honzon is a thousand-handed Kannon. Shinshu Seven Lucky Gods' Old Man Temple. For details, it is called Ehitaka Teruzan Usagi Reizui Temple.

Wikipedia: 兎川寺 (JA)

8. Yohashira Shrine

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The Four Pillars Shrine is a shrine located in Ote, Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture. Locally, it is called "Shinto-san" from the annual festival "Shinto Festival" in October. In addition, locals tend to misread the four pillars as "shihashira".

Wikipedia: 四柱神社 (JA)

9. 弘法山古墳

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The Kōbōyama Kofun (弘法山古墳) is a large kofun burial mound located in the Nakayama neighborhood of the city of Matsumoto, Nagano in the Chūbu region of Japan. The site was designated a National Historic Site of Japan in 1976.

Wikipedia: Kōbōyama Kofun (EN), Website

10. Matsumoto City Museum

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Matsumoto City Museum is a museum located in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture. Approximately 100,000 historical materials related to Matsumoto Castle and folklore materials donated by citizens will be held and permanently exhibited.

Wikipedia: 松本市立博物館 (JA)

11. フランス式階段流路

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フランス式階段流路 Taken with Canon IXY 10S / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Ushibushikawa French staircase is a French -style sabo facility located in the Ushibushi River flowing through Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture. A 19 -step steps are built on a 141 -meter stone -covered waterway.

Wikipedia: 牛伏川フランス式階段工 (JA)


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