|Most expensive month:||August|
|Average price in Matsumoto:||₹ 14,105/night|
|Cheapest price found:||₹ 1,073/night|
|Most expensive day:||Friday|
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Famed for its 16th-century castle, Matsumoto lies at the gateway to the scenic landscapes of the Japanese Alps. Its atmospheric old town is clustered with traditional wooden shopfronts and it boasts the world’s most extensive collection of Japanese woodblock prints.
One of the most magnificent of Japan’s surviving castles is that of Matsumoto, which is built on the plains rather than a hill or mountain. Explore its heavily fortified keep and iconic black exterior, then wander through the wooden interior that features openings for archers and drop stones to ward off invaders.
A short stroll from the castle takes you to the historic street of Nakamachi-dori, where old shopfronts are occupied by traditional handicraft stores and soba noodle restaurants. Admire the crisscrossed detailing on the facades and mingle with the locals over a glass of sake in the Japanese-style pubs.
Visit the Daio Wasabi Farm, which is one of the largest of its kind in Japan, where everything from wasabi ice cream to wasabi sausages is on sale. Follow the walking trails that wind between its fields and old-fashioned wooden water wheels, then pay your respects at the shrine of the farm’s protector, the ancient hero Hachimen Daio.
If you’re interested in traditional Japanese arts, visit the Japan Ukiyoe Museum where woodblock prints from the vast Sakai family collection are on display. It boasts more than 100,000 pieces collected over the last 300 years, as well as a short film detailing the art of ukiyoe.
Matsumoto is 2.5 hours by train from Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station, with buses making the journey in around three hours. Central Matsumoto can easily be explored on foot and there are four tourist loop bus routes known as the “Town Sneakers”.
Momoyama (7.3/10 from 58 reviews), Hotel Buena Vista (8.1/10 from 53 reviews), and Matsumoto Hotel Kagetsu (8.5/10 from 1,944 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Matsumoto.
Hotel Buena Vista is a good hotel close to Matsumoto Railway Station - it has scored 8.1 over 53 reviews from HotelsCombined users.
For a good hotel near to Matsumoto Castle, consider Hotel Buena Vista - it is rated 8.1/10 from 53 HotelsCombined reviews.
Searches in the last 72 hours suggest an average price of around ₹ 9,879/night is normal for a hotel in Matsumoto.
HotelsCombined searches in the last 3 days suggest cheap Matsumoto hotels have prices starting from as low as ₹ 1,312/night, depending on the popularity of your requested dates. For the coming weekend of 20 May to 22 May, prices for hotels in Matsumoto start from as low as ₹ 3,396/night.
Prices for a hotel in Matsumoto tonight are about ₹ 10,111 on average, but HotelsCombined users have found prices as low as ₹ 2,470 for tonight in the last 3 days. The best price found for a 4-star hotel in Matsumoto tonight is ₹ 8,953.