Castle History, Samurai, and Ninja

The Historical Castle Town

Life in the Country

Matsumoto Spring Excursion

Local Food

Classical Music Legends and Music Culture

Souvenirs & Crafts

"Orange" - Manga Series and Movie Set in Matsumoto

World-renowned Artist Yayoi Kusama

Where is Matsumoto City?

Matsumoto City is located in the middle of Nagano Prefecture where the 1998 Winter Olympics were hosted. It sits at the foot of the Japanese Alps, nestled between the mountains in the heart of Japan.

Matsumoto is easily accessible by road, air, and rail. We'll go over the suggested routes below. Please note that alternative routes may also be available, and of course, all fares and info below are subject to change.



Visit Matsumoto

This website was created by local expats who live in Matsumoto. We have fallen in love with this charming city and believe anyone who visits will too. Make Matsumoto your destination and use this site to help you explore!