A visit to Matsumoto Castle

During Golden week [a series of public holidays in Japan], i went on a family road trip and one of the places i visited was Matsumoto-jo aka Matsumoto Castle.

It is located in Matsumoto [Nagano Prefecture] which is around 2hrs drive from Tokyo.

From their website “Matsumoto Castle is one of four castles designated as ‘National Treasures of Japan’ and the oldest castle remaining in Japan. Construction began in 1592 of the elegant black and white structure with its three turrets. Because of the elegant black walls, Matsumoto Castle is sometimes called ‘Crow Castle’.”
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