Matsumoto Castle, National Treasure of Japan
Event Information

Event Information

Seasonal events of the National Treasure Matsumoto Castle

Spring EventsFor more details

  • The 18th "Nighttime Cherry Blossom Viewing" at the National Treasure Matsumoto Castle

    April 13th (Thu.) – April 20th (Thu.)

  • The 10th "Corridor of the Light" - a row of cherry trees at Matusumoto Castle

    For 10 days starting on the third day after an announcement by the management office that cherry blossom season has begun.

  • Urasenke Tanko-kai Spring Tea Party

    April 16th (Sun)

  • Spring Special Opening of Taiko-mon Gate to the public

    April 15th (Sat) – May 7th (Sun), 23days

  • The 8th National Treasure Matsumoto Castle Matsumoto Domain Old-fashioned Gunnery Exercises

    April 29th (Sat, National holiday)

  • Shinpa Seizan Syle Outdoor Flower Arrangement Exhibition / Tea party - Anniversary of the municipal system of Matsumoto City

    May 1st (Mon) - 7th (Sun)

  • Sekishu Style Matsushiro Ikei kai Tea Party

    May 3rd (Wed, National holiday)

Summer EventsFor more details

  • The special summer opening of the Taiko-mon Gate

    July 15th (Sat) - August 16th (Wed), 33days

  • The 30th National Treasure Matsumoto Castle "Taiko Drum Festival"

    July 29th (Sat) - 30th (Sun)

  • The 36th National Treasure Matsumoto Castle "Takigino" - A mysterious world Illuminated by bonfire

    August 8th (Tue) *May be cancelled due to rain.

  • Admission is free for visitors in kimono*. (Japanese traditional clothing*)

    August 6th (Sat) - 16th (Tue) (Extended summer hours)

  • The 18th National Treasure Matsumoto Castle "Tsukimi no En"

    September 29th (Sun) - October 4th (Fri)

Autumn EventsFor more details

  • The 14th Shinshu Matsumoto Soba festival

    October 7th (Sat) - 9th (Mon, National holiday)

  • The 43rd National Treasure Matsumoto Castle, Joint Tea Ceremony

    October 9th (Mon, National holiday)

  • The 36th National Treasure Matsumoto Castle Japanese Doll Exhibition

    October 14th (Sat) - November 5th (Thu, National holiday)

  • Autumn Special Opening of Taiko-mon Gate to the public (in the Drum Gate tower)

    October 21st (Sat) - November 5th (Sun)

  • The 29th National Treasure Matsumoto Castle "Traditional Gunnery Performance"

    October 15th (Sun) *May be cancelled due to rain.

  • The 58th National Treasure Matsumoto Castle Chrysanthemum Exhibition

    October 25th (Wed) - November 8th (Wed)

  • The 48th National Treasure Matsumoto Castle "Boys and Girls Kendo Naginata Championships"

    November 3rd (Fri, National holiday)

  • The 47th National Treasure Matsumoto Castle "Gin'eikenshibu"

    November 3rd (Fri, National holiday) *May be cancelled due to rain.

  • The 29th National Treasure Matsumoto Castle "Busha Kyudo Ceremony"

    November 3rd (Fri, National holiday)

  • The 33rd National Treasure Matsumoto Castle Boys and Girls Mushagyoretsu

    November 3rd (Fri, National holiday) *May be cancelled due to rain.

  • National Treasure Matsumoto Castle Kojo-Taiko Performance

    November 3rd (Fri, National holiday) *May be cancelled due to rain.

  • The 61st National Treasure Matsumoto Castle Autumn Tea Ceremony

    November 3rd (Fri, National holiday)

  • Nijurokuyasaireitaisai

    November 3rd (Fri, National holiday)

  • National Treasure Matsumoto Castle and falconry

    The end from the middle of November

Winter EventsFor more details

  • Winterizing

    December 1st (Fri)

  • Decoration of Kadomatsu

    December 12th (Mon)

  • Susuharai, Decorating Shimenawa

    December 28th (Thu)

  • The 27th National Treasure Matsumoto Castle New Spring Celebration

    January 3rd, 2018 (Wed)

  • The 32nd National Treasure Matsumoto Castle Ice Carving Festival

    The end of January 2018

  • The 64th Cultural Property Fire-safety day National Treasure Matsumoto Castle Multidiscipline Fire-fighting Training

    January 26th, 2018 (Fri)