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National Treasure , Matsumoto Castle

Matsumoto City
Nagano, Japan

It’s one of Japan's premier historic castles, along with Himeji Castle and Kumamoto Castle. The building is also known as the "Crow Castle" due to its black exterior.

It was completed in the late sixteenth century, maintains its original wooden interiors and external stonework. It is listed as a National Treasure of Japan.
Matsumoto Castle is a flatland castle because it is not built on a hilltop or amid rivers, but on a plain.


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