Matsumoto Castle

長野県/松本市丸の内
松本城

Description
This is a castle build by Ogasawara clan in 1504. It is famous as one of Japan's only 12 castle towers and is one of 5 which has been designated as a national treasure by the Japanese government. The castle was taken into ownership by Ishikawa Kagumasa in 1590, and it is said that he painted the castle jet black to express loyalty to the castle lord, and became famously known as the "Crow castle".


Address
390-0873
長野県 松本市丸の内 長野県松本市丸の内4番1号
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Shino 389 Azumino Station
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Nagano Horigane-Karasukawa, Azumino-shi
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Entrance
Omachi Hot Spring "Yukemuri Estate: Yakushi no Yu"
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Nagano Ken Taira, Omachi Shi
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Northern Alps Amazing View Rin Rin kan
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Nagano Oneyama, Ogawa, Kamiminochi-gun
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Nagano Inaoka, Ogawa-mura Kamiminochi-gun
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Old folk house Tayuta
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Iroha-do Nagano Main Store
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Furpro Apple Orchard
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Toyono Onsen Ringo no Yu
¥1,500
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長野県 長野市豊野町石
5.00
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A luxurious Niigami Pass camping car spot where you can occupy a 500 tsubo lot by yourself
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Southern Yatsugatake - Sudama Hotspring - Wakamiko
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Yamanashi Sutamacho Wakamiko, Hokuto-shi
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¥2,000
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Nagano Motoojima, Matsukawa-machi Shimoina-gun
3.00
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Ashiyasu Camp Site No. 2
¥3,500
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Yamanashi Ashiyasu-ashikura, Minami Alps City
3.00
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Meiho Kogen Campfield
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Gifu Ken, Meiho Okuzumi, Gujo Shi
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Old Private House Minami
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Nagano Mutsuzawa, Shimojo-mura Shimoina-gun
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藤田運送株式会社
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Enakyo 1st parking lot (Enakyo Prefectural Natural Park)
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Nagano Takehusa, Shinshu-shinmachi, Nagano city,
3.00
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【Only Foriegn Visitors】 International exchange with handmade udon!
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Nagano Prefecture Shinonoi Utabi, Nagano City
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Takoyaki Party
【Only Foreign Visitors】Takoyaki Party with Locals
¥5,000
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Nagano Prefecture Wakaho Kawada, Nagano City
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【Only Foreign Visitors】International Exchange with Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki
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Nagano Prefecture Wakasato, Nagano City
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【Only Foreign Visitors】Original Miso Ramen Party
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Nagano Prefecture Minowa, Nagano City
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4.70
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Nearby Drive Spots
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美ヶ原高原
Utsukushigahara Highlands
This is a plateau situated in central Nagano, with an altitude of 2,000 meters. Beyond the Venus line highway renowned for its views, this hidden area awaits. Here visitors can see a 360 degree panoramic view of the northern and southern alps, Sengen mountain, and Mount Fuji. The area is an ideal photo spot for its otherworldly starscapes above and cloud scapes below.
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上高地
Kamikochi
This is a scenic spot with an altitude of 1500 m in the southern part of the Hida Mountain Range. It has many sightseeing spots such as Azusa RiverKappa BridgeMyojin PondTakesawa WetlandsTashiro Pond. As there are only a few such plains spread out in Japan to this extent, many tourists flock to this area to see the rare scenery. The area is also the habitat of the Japanese monkey, Char Fish, and Genji firefly.
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涸沢カール
Karasawa Curl
This is the largest glacier valley in Japan at the southern part of the Hida mountain range. There is a stunning view between Mount Okuhogatake and Mount Maehogatake due to their height difference of about 1,000 meters. The area has become popular for autumn leaf viewing in recent years, and the trees, known for their "three stage" autumn leaves offer an interesting contrast to the surrounding rocky area.
History
諏訪大社
Suwa Taisha Shrine
This is a traditional shrine whose construction date is unknown. It houses two Gods known as Takeminakata no Kami and Yasakatome no Kami and 25,000 companies in Japan are associated with the shrine. It has been long known and revered as a war shrine, and where Sakanoue no Tamuramaro prayed for victory during the conquering of Ezo district. There are four halls which are separated by Lake Suwa, with the upper area of Honmiya and Maemiya on one side, and Akimiya and Harumiya on the other.
Onsen
戸倉上山田温泉
Togurakami Yamada Onsen
This is an Onsen located on the river bed of Chikuma River. It opened during the Meiji era(1858-1912), and was known as a place of devotion towards the Zenkoji Temple, as well as a place of healing for wounded and sick soldiers during the war. A total of 150 geisha registered to this onsen, and also has the unique characteristic of being an onsen constructed on a base of a shooting range.
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槍ヶ岳
Mount Yarigatake
Located at the southern part of the Hida mountain range, this is Japan's 5th tallest mountain at 3,180 meters. As the name suggests, the mountain has an unusual shape resembling a spear that is being cast to heaven. This has earned it the nickname of "Japan's matterhorn". The sunrise and sunset views with the sea of clouds below captures the hearts of many climbers.
Onsen
白骨温泉
Shirahone Onsen
This is a hidden away hot spring in the vicinity of Kamikochi in the west part of Nagano prefecture. It has always been well known as a place of healing, and it is said that one will not catch a cold if one enters the milky white water for three days. It is a secluded hot spring town with a quiet atmosphere, with several inns and places to eat around the local area.
History
奈良井宿
Narai-Juku
This is the 34th town inn which is located on the Nakasendo road, which links Tokyo (Edo at the time) and Kyoto, built during the Sengoku era(1467-1600). Situated just past the Torii gate in a perilous spot, the inn town became known as the "Narai of 1000 hotels" by many travelers. During the Edo period(1603-1868), the woodwork industry became prolific in the area with wooden crafts and lacquering, and is popular as a souvenir spot today.
Onsen
奥飛騨温泉郷
Oku Hida Onsen
This is a hot spring deep in Oku Hida. It is situated in the northern alps, and was admired by Shingen Takeda during the Sengoku era(1467-1600), as an onsen with the third most plentiful amount of spring water. The onsen is unique in that there is a free communal bath area with many different types of baths.
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雪の大谷
Yuki no Otani
This is an Alpine route of the Tateyama Kurobe mountain range. As snow has to be cleared aside in the heavy mountain zone of Toyama in around March, visitors can see the spectacular snow walls in April and May, with a height of 15-20m.
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みくりが池
Mikurigaike Pond
This is a crater lake at altitude 2,405 meters formed by the volcanic activity of Tateyama volcano, in Murodo-daira. In Tateyama faith, the name has the meaning of "God's kitchen" and the pond's water ownership was bequeathed to Tateyama. For those practicing religion in this area, it became known as holy water.
History
善光寺
Zenkoji Temple
This is a non-sectarian temple that was built in 644 AD. The temple was built to revere the oldest Buddha known as Ikko Sanzon Amida Nyorai, and numerous priests and monks visited this temple, including Shinran and Ippen. It was the scene of the battle between the warriors Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin, but its restoration was ordered by Tokugawa Ieyasu, and is known even today as a famous place where all should visit at least once in their lifetime.
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称名滝
Shomyo Falls
This is Japan's tallest waterfall at 350m, in the Tateyama mountain range. The name comes from the fact that a Priest named Hounen heard the voice that called "Shomyo Nenbutsu " from the sound of the waterfall.
History
戸隠神社
Togakushi Shrine
This is a shrine built in 210 BC. The shrine's God is known as Amenodajikarao no Mikoto and was built by the 5 enterprises known as Rear shrineMiddle ShrineHokoshaNine Headed Dragon ShrineHinomiko Shrine at the foot of Holly Togakushi Mountain. The area was often used as a place to practice the Shugendo (a religion which was a fusion of several different religions) and was also known as the "three mountains of the Sanzenbou area" as the third mountain along with Mount Hiei and Mount Takao. Although it has been the scene of numerous battles along with Zenkoji Temple, it came under the fierce protection of Tokugawa Ieyasu and is still strictly protected today.
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白糸の滝
Shiraito Falls
This is a waterfall situated in Karuizawa. As water spouts up through the rocks, this waterfall looks attractive in all types of weather. The name derives from the fact that the water flowing down looks like white and silken threads.
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白馬大雪渓
Hakuba Daisekkei
This is one of Japan's three large snowy mountains with a length of 3.5km and altitude of 600 meters, situated in Hakuba village. The valley is formed from the peaks of Hakuba and Suko, and as there is a walking route of about one hour from Sarukura to the snowy mountain area, it is an ideal hiking course.
Onsen
飛騨高山温泉
Hida Takayama Onsen
This is an Onsen near Hida Takayama. It is a new onsen that is established in an historic castle town with traditional style buildings and the Takayama Festivals. The alps become completely awash with white snow during the winter, so taking a warm bath is ideal to warm the body whilst looking out at the snowy landscape.
Onsen
万座温泉
Manza Onsen
An Onsen located on Kusatsu Shirane Volcano at an altitude of 1,800m, the highest in Japan. There are several areas where hot water spouts up, almost like a geyser, creating an almost hellish looking landscape with a smell of sulphur. The area is also popular in winter for skiing.
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北岳
Mount Kitadake
This is Japan's second tallest mountain at 3,193 meters high in the southern part of Yamanashi prefecture. The mountain is known as mount Shirane, (white topped mountain) due to the snow at the mountain caps. There is also a 600 meter rock wall known as "Kita-mine buttress". Towards the upper area of the mountain, there are splendid views of Mount Fuji with a sea of clouds below, for which this mountain is very popular. ※北岳より夜明けの富士山を望む © TAKAO_Tsushimaクリエイティブコモンズライセンス(表示4.0 国際)https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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湯釜
Yugama Crater Lake
This is a crater lake in Kusatsu Mount Shirane, one of the most active volcanoes in Kanto. Due to the iron and sulphur that is melted in the water, the color is a turgid blue green, giving the impression of viewing a lake not of this world.