The crow castle : Matsumoto
One of the advantages to visit the castle of Matsumoto is that it is one of the only castle in Japan to still keeps its original appearance having been spared by wars, natural disasters, fires, and also when the government decided to destroy some castles in Japan due to their expensive maintaining costs in the XIXth century. There are thousands of castles in Japan but only 12 conserving their original appearance. And Matsumoto castle is one of them. Moreover, its interior truly worth a visit to admire the architecture of the 6 floors, the ancient weapons, and the majestic view on the mountains and the city we can enjoy from its top. Concerning its color, it had been decided by the lord of Matsumoto, a former subject of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who painted the castle in black to honour his ambition.
Exciting drums & elegant floats fest.
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