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Visit Matsumoto

Come to Matsumoto and enjoy its castle, history, and hot springs.

Hot springs, historic sites, and top sights from Matsumoto City Museum to Matsumoto Castle—discover it all in Matsumoto.

Where to stay in Matsumoto

Kamisuwa Onsen, Suwa, Japan

Kamisuwa Onsen

4.5/5Wonderful!(2 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the museums and monuments in Kamisuwa Onsen. You might want to make time for a stop at Lake Suwa or Suwashi Kohan Park.

Kamisuwa Onsen
湧き水水車

Hotaka

You'll enjoy the museums and monuments in Hotaka. You might want to make time for a stop at Daio Wasabi Farm or Hotaka Shrine.

Hotaka
Toyoshina, Azumino, Japan

Toyoshina

You'll enjoy the cafés and monuments in Toyoshina. You might want to make time for a stop at Toyoshina Museum of Modern Art or Iinuma Pilot Memorial.

Toyoshina
Tsukama, Matsumoto, Japan

Tsukama

While there might not be top attractions in Tsukama, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Matsumoto City Museum and Matsumoto Castle.

Tsukama
Niimura, Matsumoto, Japan

Niimura

While Niimura isn't home to many top sights, Japan Ukiyo-e Museum and Matsumoto Castle are some notable places to visit nearby.

Niimura
Shirakabako, Chino, Japan

Shirakabako

While Shirakabako might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Lake Shirakaba and Shirakabako Royal Hill Ski Area.

Shirakabako

Top Hotels in Matsumoto

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
IROHA GRAND HOTEL Matsumotoekimae
IROHA GRAND HOTEL Matsumotoekimae
3 out of 5
1-14-9, Chuo, Matsumoto, Nagano
$65
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3

Situated in Matsumoto, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Jorinji Temple and Matsumoto City Museum. Matsumoto Castle is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) away. Matsumoto ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (44 reviews)

"Very new property. Short distance from station. Rooms are bright and spacious."…"

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2019

IROHA GRAND HOTEL Matsumotoekimae
Premier Hotel-CABIN-Matsumoto
Premier Hotel-CABIN-Matsumoto
3 out of 5
1-2-31 Fukashi, Spica Building, Matsumoto, Nagano-ken
Free Cancellation
$48
per night
Jan 24 - Jan 25

Located in the heart of Matsumoto, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Jorinji Temple and Matsumoto City Museum. Matsumoto Castle and Japan Ukiyo-e Museum ...

4.1/5Very Good! (386 reviews)

"Good breakfast service and conveniently next to the train station, in the heart of the city"…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2020

Premier Hotel-CABIN-Matsumoto
Hotel Buena Vista
Hotel Buena Vista
3.5 out of 5
1-2-1 Honjo, Matsumoto, Nagano-ken
$71
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3

Situated in Matsumoto, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Zenkyuin Temple and Matsumoto City Museum. Matsumoto Castle and Japan Ukiyo-e Museum are also ...

4.4/5Excellent! (226 reviews)

"Great location. Large and modern room. Competitive fare. Would like to stay a little longer."…"

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2019

Hotel Buena Vista

Popular things to do in Matsumoto

Matsumoto Castle
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Matsumoto Castle

5/5(14 reviews)

You can learn more about the history of Matsumoto when you make a stop at a well-known site like Matsumoto Castle. Experience the museums and art scene in this walkable area.

Kappa Bridge
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Kappa Bridge

5/5(20 reviews)

Kappa Bridge is a well-known landmark worth seeing in Matsumoto. Discover the area's mountain views and hot springs.

Daio Wasabi Farm
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Daio Wasabi Farm

4.5/5(2 reviews)

Learn more about the local history when you visit Daio Wasabi Farm, a well-known historical site in Azumino. Discover the hot springs and spas in this walkable area.

Lake Suwa
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Lake Suwa

4.5/5(4 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Lake Suwa, a popular spot to commune with nature in Okaya. Amble around the area's parks or visit its monuments.

Lake Shirakaba
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Lake Shirakaba

3.5/5(3 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Lake Shirakaba, a popular spot to commune with nature in Chino. Take in the museums while you're in the area.

Taisho Pond
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Taisho Pond

5/5(5 reviews)

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Taisho Pond during your travels in Matsumoto. Discover the area's mountain views and hot springs.

Top activities in Matsumoto

Ski/SnowBoard Semi Private Tour with a driver
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Ski/SnowBoard Semi Private Tour with a driver

$122

We have gathered the best ski tour departing from Tokyo! Easy to join and you can go empty handed! What time do you plan to depart. Depending on your needs you can get the most out of your day! Our driver will pick you up at your hotel in Tokyo 23 wards and our destination is Fujimi Panorama Resort.

Mt.Fuji & Matsumoto from Tokyo to Takayama by Guide-Driver
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Mt.Fuji & Matsumoto from Tokyo to Takayama by Guide-Driver

$158

Explore the Mt. fuji, the World Heritage Site where people have regarded as a sacred mountain for a long time. She has been an object to worship, therefore, she is not a mountain to climb up but the one to worship near a spot in which they see her whole picture with surrounding beauty like a lake and temple.

Matsumoto Castle&M.tFuji from/to Tokyo by Guide-Driver
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Matsumoto Castle&M.tFuji from/to Tokyo by Guide-Driver

$147

Explore the Mt. fuji, the World Heritage Site where people have regarded as a sacred mountain for a long time. She has been an object to worship, therefore, she is not a mountain to climb up but the one to worship near a spot in which they see her whole picture with surrounding beauty like a lake and temple.

Reviews of Matsumoto

4.9

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Tony

Jan 5, 2020

The city itself it's very enjoyable. The are plenty to see and experience. I ended up walking in the city slowly instead of rushing to see places. My personal favorites would be Yayoi Kusama museum and Nawate street.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 10, 2019

Visited Kamikochi an awesome natural scenery

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 7, 2019

The castle is amazing. The city is small and has a nice atmosphere.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 6, 2019

Anyone that comes to Japan must visit the Japanese Alps. They are truly majestic.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 6, 2019

People in Matsumoto were helpful and friendly. The castle is fascinating!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 12, 2019

Very charming little city. We loved the woodblock print museum, open air architecture museum and castle. Good base for visits around local area and an easy train trip from Tokyo.

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