The Best Things To Do in Matsumoto

The second largest city of Nagano prefecture in Japan, Matsumoto boasts of beautiful original castles ever made in the country. Apart from its various cultural attractions, there are many things to do in Matsumoto that will attract the adventure enthusiasts here. This city is also a good base for trips into the Japanese Alps, such as to Kamikochi, Norikura or the Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route. Some of the scenic attractions that surround the city are: Lake suwa, Mount Yari, Mount Hotakadake, Mount Yake, Mount Jonen that form an amazing backdrop to its landscape. 

Some of the best tourist attractions in Matsumoto are Matsumoto castle which is Japan’s oldest fortress, Daio Wasabi farm, Japan Ukiyoe museum, and Nagamachi. Another interesting attraction is a European-style Kaichi School that was built in 1876 from contributions from local residents and was in use for almost 90 years. On display inside are photographs, school books and other educational items from the school's long history.

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Matsumoto, Japan

Must see places in Matsumoto ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Matsumoto and point of interests to visit.

  1. Shirahone Hot Spring

    #1 of 39 Things To Do in Matsumoto
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    Address: Japan, Nagano Prefecture 390-1515, Azumi Matsumoto

    If you are looking for spending a relaxing and rejuvenating day away from the hustle bustle of the monotonous city life then the Shirahone Hot Spring can definitely guarantee you a one-of-a-kind exper...Read more

  2. Pompom

    #2 of 39 Things To Do in Matsumoto
  3. Yohashira Shrine

    #3 of 39 Things To Do in Matsumoto
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    Address: 3 Chome-3-20 Ōte, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano-ken 390-0874, Japan

  4. Matsumoto City Museum Of Art

    #4 of 39 Things To Do in Matsumoto
  5. Norikura Nursery

    #5 of 39 Things To Do in Matsumoto
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    Address: Japan, 〒390-1520 Nagano-ken, Matsumoto-shi, Azumi, 長野県松本市安曇4017-7

  6. Kaichi School Museum

    #6 of 39 Things To Do in Matsumoto
  7. Matsumoto Timepiece Museum (tokei Hakubutsukan)

    #7 of 39 Things To Do in Matsumoto
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    Address: 1 Chome-21-15 Chūō, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano-ken 390-0811, Japan

  8. Joyama Park

    #8 of 39 Things To Do in Matsumoto
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    Address: 1219 Arigasaki, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano-ken 390-0861, Japan

  9. Zong She Gong Yuan

    #9 of 39 Things To Do in Matsumoto
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    Address: 〒390-0305 長野 県 松本 市 惣社 601, 601 惣社 松本市 長野県 390-0305, Japan

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