4 days in Matsumoto & Kusatsu-machi Itinerary

4 days in Matsumoto & Kusatsu-machi Itinerary

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Matsumoto
— 1 night
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Kusatsu-machi
— 2 nights

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Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Matsumoto Castle, admire the masterpieces at Matsumoto City Art Museum, then explore the world behind art at Japan Ukiyo-e Museum, and finally take a stroll through Nakamachi Street. On your second day here, explore the activities along Pond Tashiro, then explore the activities along Taisho Pond, then take in the views from Kappa Bashi, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Myojin Pond.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Matsumoto planner.

Toyama to Matsumoto is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Toyama in December, expect little chillier with lows of 0°C in Matsumoto. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Kusatsu-machi.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Matsumoto City Art Museum ©
Matsumoto City Art Museum
Japan Ukiyo-e Museum ©
Japan Ukiyo-e Museum

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Kusatsu-machi

Kusatsu-machi ©
Kosenji temple has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get your game on at Seirakuen, take in the natural beauty of Yubatake, then don't miss a visit to Kosenji temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Netsunoyu. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Japan's Highest National Highway Point, make a trip to Yugama, glide through natural beauty at Kusatsu Music Forest Cross Country Course, then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, then find something for the whole family at Kusatsu Forest Stage, and finally stroll around Sainokawara Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kusatsu-machi road trip app.

Drive from Matsumoto to Kusatsu-machi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kusatsu-machi are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kusatsu-machi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

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Kosenji temple ©
Kosenji temple
Yubatake ©
Yubatake
Onsen Resorts

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