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This video, titled "Matsumoto Castle - 松本城 - 4K Ultra HD," was released by "TokyoStreetView - Japan The Beautiful."

Unlike other castles in Japan, Matsumoto Castle is not built on a hill or mountain plateau, but on flat ground.
Originally built as Fukashi Castle in the Warring States period (1467-1568) by the Shinano Protectorate of Ogasawara City, Matsumoto Castle once fell during the invasion of Takeda City in Kai Province.
However, it was later rebuilt and is now one of the most beloved castles in Japan.

The castle tower was built by Naomasa Matsudaira, the feudal lord at that time, and it is the only existing national treasure with a moon viewing tower in Japan.
Many events are held in the nearby Matsumoto Castle Park throughout the year, so we recommend visiting during these events.

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Mar. 24, 2021
有田 和義(Kazuyoshi Arita)
The History of Shinshu's Matsumoto Castle, One of the Most Beloved Castles in Japan. The Keep is One of Only Five Keeps Registered as a National Treasure in Japan, and the Castle Even Has a Rare Moon Viewing Tower as Well!
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