NAGANO ZENKOJI LIGHT UP FESTIVAL & MATSUMOTO CASTLE

10feb10:00 am12:00 amNAGANO ZENKOJI LIGHT UP FESTIVAL & MATSUMOTO CASTLE Event Organized ByITT

Event Details

SAT • 10 FEB
COST BY AGE GROUP:
$60 (16 & Up)
$50 (6–15)
$40 (4–5)
$30 (3 & under if a seat is needed)

ITINERARY:
Depart 10 a.m. Lunch stop at a highway rest area
Castle 2:30–4 p.m.
Zenkoji 5:30–8 p.m. Dinner stop at a highway rest area
Return 12 a.m.
Tour cost includes bus transportation and castle admission. There will be a lot of walking on this tour. You should bring a heavy jacket because the temperature will be cold and some snow is expected. This tour is not recommended for small children due to the long bus ride and the crowded conditions at the festival. Zenkoji Light Up starts at 6 p.m.
*Itinerary may change with traffic and other unforeseen circumstances.

Visit the grounds that Nagano was centered around, 1,400 year-old Buddhist temple Zenkoji. The temple will be illuminated with brilliant lights, inviting visitors into the winter wonderland. 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.

Time

(Saturday) 10:00 am - 12:00 am

Location

Yokota ITT

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