Matsumae Castle, Matsumae-cho

Matsumae Castle (松前城, Matsumae-jō) is a castle located in Matsumae in Hokkaidō, Japan, and is the northernmost castle in Japan. The only traditional style Edo period castle in Hokkaidō, it was the chief residence of the han (estate) of the Matsumae clan.
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  • Roughly 2 hours drive away from Hakodate. The original Matsumae Castle was built in the early 1600's. The current structure was rebuilt in the 1960's, after it was nearly destroyed by a fire. It...  more »
  • We were about an hour early for opening, but were let in anyway. Really happy about that, and the castle was great too.  more »
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  • It's a nice castle! If you can't read Japanese or find a tour guide, you might have a hard time understanding much of the materials, but it's a beautiful castle and it gives a nice view at the top. The staff were very pleasant.
  • Very interesting castle with a lot of historical info. The nearby Matsumae Park is very beautiful and peaceful too.
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