Dec 1st
Feb 28th

Matsumoto Castle Projection Mapping

Dazzling light displays at this National Treasure

Kim   - 1 min read
Venue : Matsumoto Castle When : Dec 1st - Feb 28th 2023, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Often seen as the symbol of Matsumoto City, Matsumoto Castle is one of Japan's National Treasures and has a history dating back to 1504. A special winter event brings the beauty of digital art to the venue, with a variety of stunning projection mapping displays for visitors to enjoy.

Running from the start of December until the end of February, the Ice Crystal Sparkling Water Mirror event will showcase colorful projection mapping displays from 6pm until 9pm daily, with some of the themes including Earth, Water, Starry Sky, Christmas, and New Year.

Getting there

Matsumoto Castle is located approximately 15 minutes on foot from Matsumoto Station, which is served by the JR Shinonoi Line.

For those who opt to drive, take the Matsumoto IC on the Nagano Expressway, and the castle is around 3 kilometers (approximately 15 minutes driving time) away. Paid parking is available at the Municipal Matsumoto Castle Gate lot.

More info

Find out more about Matsumoto Castle.


Kim @kim.b

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