Best Tourist Spots In Matsumoto-shi

Here're best Tourist Spots in Matsumoto-shi, Nagano. We released a ranking of reviews about Tourist Spots posted by travelers and locals who have actually been to Matsumoto-shi.

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It's the wonderful scenery created by the nature. Colored leaves are like painting and a pond of clear water reflects the sky to be beautiful cobalt blue.

Kamikochi is designated as a Japanese Natural Monument. You can enjoy pleasant hiking in the beautiful great nature. When you're hungry, take a rest in the shade of a tree, and the lunch you eat in front of the clear Azusa River tastes excellent.

2Beautiful Tower (Uruwashi-no Tou)

Uruwashi-no Tou is a symbolic tower of Utsukushigahara Highlands. You can see the clouds stretch below if the weather is good, and enjoy hiking at this wonderful location.

'Beautiful Tower (Uruwashi-no Tou) standing at Utsukushi-gahara Highlands in Nagasaki Prefecture. As the name says, there're beautiful scenery there. Because it's located in the high altitude, it's very nice place to see stars! But, it's so cold that we need winter clothes!

3Matsumoto Castle

Matsumoto Castle has different appearances in each season. The castle tower is illuminated throughout the year. And a season of cherry blossoms is going to start now. The bright castle tower in the darkest sky, and cherry trees around the moat are so beautiful that you may forget the time.◎Admission for the castle tower: adult ¥610, child ¥300. Access: 15 minutes walk from JR Matsumoto Station. Illumination starts after the cherry trees come into blossom.

I could see the castle as a national treasure, and learn the construction at that time. Then, I met some lovely rabbits.

4Shinshu Skypark

'North Alps & Flower Hill' in Shinshu Skypark, surrounding Matsumoto Airport, has wonderful flower bed with as many as 150 thousand flowers. Skypark is its nickname, and it's named Nagano Prefecture Matsumoto Daira Koiki Koen. It's a main area of Shinshu Flower Festival.

5Karasawa Kar

Karasawa Kar (cirque) is said to the most beautiful red glow in the morning sky in Japan. People are captivated the kaleidoscopic scenery of light and shadow. In autumn, combined with red and yellow leaves, you can get much more moving morning red.

Karasawa Kar located on 2300m spot of Japan Northern Alps. The best season for the autumn foliage would be only a few days, and considering the mountain weather, it's very rare period! The beautiful scenery of colored magnificent rock surfaces is the real pleasure for autumn climbing, isn't it?

6Matsumoto City Museum of Art

Matsumoto city museum of art in Nagano exhibits many arts by Kusama Yayoi who came from Matsumoto. And in front of the entrance, her work 'The Visionary Flowers' welcomes visitors.