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Matsumoto Castle, known locally under the name of Matsumotojo, the building that reflects the local culture so well, and is simultaneously one of the most beautiful castles in Japan. Matsumotojo successfully illustrates what is called “hirajiro”, a building on a plain, instead of a hill or mountain.

Japan... I will definitely get there someday in this lifetime. because I know I lived there once...

I am going back to Japan for Hanami this year. Such a beautiful place and time.

see cherry blossoms in japan. absolutely breath-taking. can't even imagine seeing this in person

If this image doesn't make you want to travel to Japan... well... you can just stay at home while I go! XD

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松本城天守閣 Matsumoto Castle, Nagano, Japan!

Matsumoto Castle is one of the 4 castles in Japan to be listed as national treasures. Next to Himeji-jo, Matsumoto-jo, this was the next best existing castle donjon in Japan. Built by Ishikawa Kazumasa and his son Yasunaga in 1590.