MATSUMOTO CASTLE,UKIYO-E WOODBLOCK ART MUSEUM AND MATSUMOTO OPEN AIR ARCHITECTURAL MUSEUM

25nov7:00 am8:00 pmMATSUMOTO CASTLE,UKIYO-E WOODBLOCK ART MUSEUM AND MATSUMOTO OPEN AIR ARCHITECTURAL MUSEUM Event Organized ByITT

Event Details

SAT • 25 NOV
COST BY AGE GROUP:
$60 (16 & Up)
$50 (6–15)
$30 (4–5)
$30 (3 & under if a seat is needed)
ITINERARY:
Depart 7 a.m.
Museum 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Matsumoto 12:30–4 p.m.
Return 8 p.m.

Tour cost includes your bus transportation, castle and museum
admissions. There will be a lot of walking on this tour. There
are more than 140 steps in the castle and it’s very steep. You’ll
also need to take your shoes off inside the castle.
Matsumoto Castle is one of four castles designated as
National Treasures of Japan and is the oldest castle donjon
remaining in the nation. Construction began in 1592, and
because of the elegant black roof, Matsumoto Castle is
sometimes called Crow Castle. Inside the castle are steep
stairs and low ceilings leading past displays of armor and
weapons from the Sengoku period (Warring-States) when
the castle was built. The narrow wooden windows, once
used by archers and gunmen, provide amazing views of
the Japanese Alps, Matsumoto City and the koi and swans
circling in the moat below.

Ukiyo-e Museum is an ultramodern structure housing
the private collection of the Sakai family, one of the best
museums of woodblock prints in Japan. With more than
100,000 prints, it’s believed to be the largest collection.
Ukiyo-e art was established during the Edo period
and was cherished as a form of entertainment by the
common people of Edo (present-day Tokyo). Its origin
can be traced back to the late 17th century. Colorful
ukiyo-e, with its bold contrasts of black and white, is full
of a sense of freedom that is characterized by a peaceful
era, and vividly portrays the free-spirited nature of the
common people of the Edo era.

Time

(Saturday) 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Location

Yokota ITT

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