Le Château de Matsumoto

L'un des plus vieux et des plus beaux châteaux du Japon

Par Leslie Taylor   

Situé dans les Alpes japonaises du sud, le château de Matsumoto n'est pas seulement l'un des plus vieux châteaux du Japon, c'est aussi l'un des plus beaux !

Contrairement à de nombreux autres châteaux, celui de Matsumoto n'a pas été reconstruit : érigé à la fin du 16ème siècle, il s'agit du château d'origine. Il possède donc une longue histoire, que les visiteurs du monde entier peuvent aujourd'hui découvrir. Le cachet du château, les paysages et les panoramas, tous plus beaux les uns que les autres, le rendent incontournable! Sans compter qu'il vous sera très facile de rejoindre le château depuis Tokyo.

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Julian Bohler

Julian Bohler @julian.bohler

Born in France, I was twenty years old when, passing by a local bookstore, a book about Japanese characters caught my attention. This was my first encounter with Japan, and one that would change my life in many ways. Earning a degree in Japanese Studies with a major in Japanese religions and folklore, I have studied for two years in Kyoto but it only took me a couple of weeks to fall in love with the city. I really feel privileged to have been able to meet so many wonderful people out there, that taught me a lot about Japanese culture and about myself. I love nature, visiting temples and shrines, reading and researching about their history, joining traditional festivals or riding my bike to discover hidden places throughout the city. I also enjoy taking pictures wherever I go and Japan is a never-ending source of inspiration for an amateur like me. With Osaka, Kobe, Nara and many other beautiful rural areas at a short train ride distance from Kyoto, Kansai is also a wonderful area for enjoying the richness of Japanese cuisine. Japan has many secrets for everyone to discover, and countless elusive moments of poetry that no guidebook can tell you about. I am delighted to be able to share the ones I had the chance to witness with you and everyone at Japantourist. I sincerely hope it will make you want to visit and discover this magnificent country.

Article original par Leslie Taylor