Photo of the Week: Matsumoto Castle, Japan

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We visited Matsumoto in the middle of a typhoon during our whirlwind tour of Japan, but luckily had a brief dry spell to explore the castle. While not as huge as their European counterparts Japanese castles do have a lovely multi-tiered design and beautiful gardens. To explore inside we took off our shoes and joined the throngs of Japanese to climb the steep staircases between the levels and imagine what samurai life was life.

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4 thoughts on Photo of the Week: Matsumoto Castle, Japan

  1. One of my favourite castles in Japan. Matsumoto Castle (松本城 Matsumoto-jō), is also known as the “Crow Castle” because of its black exterior, is one of Japan`s premier historic castles.

  2. “To explore inside we took off our shoes and joined the throngs of Japanese to climb the steep staircases between the levels and imagine what samurai life was life”.
    That statement just made your picture, PICTURE OF THE YEAR for me. I just want to feel what you must have felt.

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