Festivals & Events

Matsumoto Citizen’s Festival and Matsumoto Castle Festival

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Date
Nov 3, 2019 (Sun)
Hours
09:50 - 16:00
Admission
Free
Contact
0263-32-5345

The samurai warrior parade (held in the afternoon) is the main event of the festivals. 120 boys and girls and 80 adult citizens dress up as samurais, princesses, and ninjas walk through downtown Matsumoto. Some boys and girls are dressed as cute ninjas.
Other events include a big tea ceremony and kendo and naginata competitions in the castle garden.

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  • Matsumoto Castle

    Matsumoto Castle

    TRAIN
    15 min walk from Matsumoto Sta
    BUS
    Get off at the Matsumotojo, Shiyakushomae (city hall) bus stop of the Town Sneaker Bus
    CAR
    15 min from Matsumoto Interchange
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