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One of the few castles I really enjoyed viditing, despite the restoration construction going on. The view is excellent as it sits already at a high elevation.
If you have weak knees or struggle with stairs, take note.
There are some really steep stairs going...More
Matsumoto castle is definitely should be in tour itinerary once you are in Japan. After spending 3 days in the busy life of Tokyo, it was definitely a big relieve to pay a visit to the small town of Matsumoto, in order to enjoy its...More
This is well worth the visit. We spent an afternoon visiting the castle along with a lot of other tourists. But it’s understandavle why so many people visit it. Wear shoes that are easy to take off and put back on as you are not...More
The castle allowed us to climb up to the top floors. Some steps of the stairs were steep. Once reached the top floor, the breeze was cool and the view was nice.
There were staffs in the Ninja and high rank ancient figure outfit on...More
It was the one of best 3 castles I have ever visited in Japan. I was lucky to see some swans in the river surrounding this castle. Also the staff working here were willing to help tourists, particularly foreigners with their languages.
Such an amazing building. When you're walking around the castle, you can imagine how life was back then and experience the whole package. It may get crowdy and some areas of the castle are steep or narrow, but nonetheless worth the visit. You get such...More
We got our tickets at the gate. I was there in Mid November and the castle was not full. Since you need to take your shoes off before entering the castle, make sure you have warm socks. The wooden floor can be cold.
They’re ‘shachi’, a mythical creature with the head of a dragon and the body of a carp. It was believed that this animal brings rain, so temples and castles were given these additions to protect them from fire.