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  • Day5

    Matsumoto Castle

    January 2, 2017 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 8 °C

    We were privileged to visit this castle on such a beautiful day with the sun shining and crisp fresh morning.
    This castle is quite majestic and is surrounded by a moat which is the first one we have seen in Japan.
    Matsumoto-jō is one of Japan's premier historic castles, along with Himeji Castle and Kumamoto Castle.
    The building is also known as the "Crow Castle" due to its black exterior.
    It was the seat of the Matsumoto domain. It is located in the city of Matsumoto, in Nagano Prefecture and is within easy reach of Tokyo by road or rail.
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