Castle, Matsumoto,japan

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Castle, Matsumoto,japan


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Introduction:

Matsumoto Castle's tower is the oldest surviving Japanese structure with five external levels and six internal stories. Next to this impressive main tower is a smaller tower to which the main tower is connected by a roofed passageway. The castle's buildings have been designated a national treasure.

Castle, Matsumoto,japan

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History:

Matsumoto castle’s origins go back to the Sengoku period. At that time Shimadachi Sadanaga of the Ogasawara clan built a fort on this site in 1504 which was originally called Fukashi Castle. In 1550 it came under the rule of the Takeda clan and then Tokugawa Ieyasu.

Castle, Matsumoto,japan

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Get Around:

The Town Sneaker Bus departs from in front of Matsumoto Station every 30 minutes and makes a circular trip to all city sights; it costs ¥190 each time you get off.

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