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Get away to Matsumoto! Enjoy the castle, history, and waterfalls.

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

Where to stay in Matsumoto

Kamisuwa Onsen, Suwa, Nagano, 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
Toyoshina, Azumino, Nagano, 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
Shirakabako, Chino, Nagano, Japan

Shirakabako

If you're spending some time in Shirakabako, Lake Shirakaba and Shirakabako Royal Hill Ski Area are top sights worth seeing.

Shirakabako
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
Tsukama, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan

Tsukama

Though Tsukama might not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Matsumoto Castle and Matsumotoshi Museum.

Tsukama
Niimura, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan

Niimura

While there might not be top attractions in Niimura, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Matsumoto Castle and Japan Ukiyo-e Museum.

Niimura

Top Hotels in Matsumoto

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Resort Hotel Tateshina
Resort Hotel Tateshina
3 out of 5
4035 Kitayama, Chino, Nagano
The price is ¥9,636 per night

Located on the boardwalk, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Kita Yatsugatake Ropeway, Shirakaba 2in1 Ski Area, and Lake Shirakaba. Shirakabako ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (43 reviews)
Outstanding Service

"The staff was simply wonderful. They really tried to communicate with us in English and were very friendly and accommodating. The service was simply superb."…"

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Resort Hotel Tateshina
Premier Hotel-CABIN-Matsumoto
Premier Hotel-CABIN-Matsumoto
3 out of 5
1-2-31 Fukashi, Spica Building, Matsumoto, Nagano-ken
The price is ¥5,636 per night

Located in the heart of Matsumoto, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Jorinji Temple and Matsumoto Castle. Matsumoto Timepiece Museum and Zenkyuin Temple are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (457 reviews)
convenient

"It’s just opposite the train station. Location is great!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

Premier Hotel-CABIN-Matsumoto
IROHA GRAND HOTEL Matsumotoekimae
IROHA GRAND HOTEL Matsumotoekimae
3 out of 5
1-14-9, Chuo, Matsumoto, Nagano
The price is ¥7,446 per night

Situated in Matsumoto, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Matsumoto Performing Arts Center and Matsumoto Castle. Japan Ukiyo-e Museum and Utsukushigahara Onsen ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (93 reviews)

"Excellent service and room was nice. Hotel is situated close to the station (but not so close to hear the train)"…"

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

IROHA GRAND HOTEL Matsumotoekimae

Popular places to visit in Matsumoto

Lake Suwa
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Lake Suwa

4.5/5(5 reviews)

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

Matsumoto Castle
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Matsumoto Castle

5/5(17 reviews)

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

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 Matsumoto. Take in the museums while you're in the area.

Kappa Bridge
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Kappa Bridge

5/5(21 reviews)

Learn about the history of Kappa Bridge, one of the top monuments in Matsumoto. Discover the area's mountain views and hot springs.

Taisho Pond
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Taisho Pond

5/5(8 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.

Daio Wasabi Farm
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Daio Wasabi Farm

4.5/5(2 reviews)

Find out about the history of Azumino when you take a trip to Daio Wasabi Farm. Discover the hot springs and spas in this walkable area.

Top things to do in Matsumoto

13-hour Matsumoto & M.tFuji to/from Tokyo by Private Car
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13-hour Matsumoto & M.tFuji to/from Tokyo by Private Car

¥125,000
Per adult
Kamikochi feel nature and Hiking 1 day trip
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Kamikochi feel nature and Hiking 1 day trip

¥19,000
Per adult
Full-Day Jigokudani Monkey Park, Zenko-ji & Sake Brewery Tour in Nagano
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Full-Day Jigokudani Monkey Park, Zenko-ji & Sake Brewery Tour in Nagano

¥15,500
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Matsumoto

4.8

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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