• COVID-19 KagetsuCleanProgram


    To All Guests,

    We’d like to sincerely thank you for choosing to stay at Matsumoto Hotel Kagetsu. Due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, the entire country was ordered to enact a state of emergency, and even after lifting the state of emergency, we do not yet know the effects of COVID-19. Under this “New Lifestyle,” our hotel would like to proactively deal with this issue. In order to provide safety and peace of mind for our customers, all our staff will be contributing their full efforts. We would also like to ask our guests for their cooperation, so we kindly as for your understanding. If you have any concerns, please ask our staff at any time. We hope you enjoy your stay!





    On Cleaning and Disinfecting the Hotel

    • Disinfectant will be sprayed and wiped during cleaning hours.
    • Windows will be opened to clear the air during cleaning hours.
    • Television remotes, control panels, phones, etc. will be disinfected with ultraviolet light.
    • Provision of amenities and bed making will be performed after staff disinfect their hands.
    • After cleaning, rooms will be cleaned with a deodorizing machine and disinfected.
    • Toilet disinfectant spray will be installed in all guest rooms’ restrooms.
    • Each elevator’s buttons will be periodically disinfected with ultraviolet light.

    *After using the elevators, we ask that you clean your hands with the alcohol based disinfectant located on each floor.

    • Public restrooms will be washed every day and disinfected and cleaned up each hour.
    • In order to circulate the air, windows will be left open in public areas.


    On Use of the Public Bath

    • There will be no change from the time of use, from 15:00~10:00 the following day.
    • In order to prevent large groups, we ask for no more than 5 guests in the men’s bath and 5 guests in the women’s bath at the same time. Please check the number of slippers in the entrance before entering.
    • A hypochlorous acid spray device will be installed in each changing room to disinfect the air.
    • Staff will periodically clean and disinfect the changing rooms.
    • Please maintain space when using the washing areas in the bathing room.
    • Alcohol Spray will be placed next to the water cooler. Please disinfect your hands before drinking water.


    On Use of the Restaurant

    • Please disinfect your hands with the alcohol spray with the alcohol spray placed at the entrance.
    • Staff will be wearing masks.
    • In order to avoid the “Three Cs” (closed spaces, crowded places, close contact settings), please seat when directed by the staff.
    • At present, we will be serving a Japanese Style Set Menu.

    If you’d like a bento box prepared for your room, please let the front staff know by 18:00 the day before

    • After finishing meals, tables will be wiped down with alcohol spray. The armrests of chairs, etc. will likewise be disinfected. In cases where the restaurant is full, it may take some time to prepare your table, so we kindly ask for your understanding.
    • The café will also enact the same measures to prevent the “Three Cs.”


    On Use of the Shop tsumugu

    • Displayed products will be disinfected with ultraviolet light.
    • Tables, desks, etc. will wiped down with alcohol or hypocholorous acid.


    On Use of Other Hotel Facilities

    • There are a number of guest facilities. Meeting spaces, coin laundry machines, vending machines, etc. that might not be regularly disinfected. These areas will be cleaned each day, however, since they can’t be disinfected after use by each guest, we ask to wash your hands and use alcohol disinfectant after use.
    • The facilities mentioned above will be cleaned each day with alcohol disinfectant or ultraviolet light.
    • A disinfectant mat will be placed at the entrance of the hotel. We kindly ask to disinfect your shoes before entering the hotel.


    Although enacting all of the above policies, we cannot guarantee a 100% prevention of infection. However, we do believe this will reduce the risk of infection. In order to ensure the safety and peace of mind of all guests who come to stay, we kindly ask for your cooperation.

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  • Nawate Street & Nakamachi Street


    Nawate Street

    A shopping avenue a short three-minute walk from Matsumoto Castle.

    Named from the rope (‘Mizu Nawate’) strung around the outer edge of the castle moat at the time of its construction. It was originally a bank facing the castle but in the 20th year of the Meji era, shops popped up along the bank and in the 12th year of Hesei it became the site of the kajika frog festival celebrating the frogs that were said to be plentiful along the Metoba river in Matsumoto. Because traffic on the road is limited to pedestrians, it is very crowded with tourists on the weekends.


    Nakamachi Street

    Nakamachi street runs west to east along the Zenkoji road and flourished as wholesale sake brewing and clothing shops gathered on the street. However, in the late Edo period and Meiji era the southern Fukashi area suffered fires that destroyed many homes and shops. In order to provide protection from repeated fires, the craftsmen of the area used ‘Namako’ tile and plaster walls and the classic and characteristic black and white concrete-like designed ‘Namako’ walls can still today be seen in this middle town area of Matsumoto.

  • The National Treasure, Matsumoto Castle



    The castle was built as a strategic fortress for defending the territory against attacks that occurred during the tumultuous Sengoku Period. Matsumoto Castle’s ‘Tenshu’ (the highest tower in the castle), the ‘Watariyagura’ (passageway tower), and Inui Tower were all built toward the end of the period to monitor Tokugawa Ieyasu of the Kanto region.


    Accordingly, in preparation for battles, these three towers were constructed with 115 small windows through which arrows and guns could be fired. Additionally, a section of the wall on the 1st floor was replaced with 11 windows through which guns could be fired.


    The ‘Tatsumitsukeyagura’ and ‘Tsukimiyagura’ towers were built approximately 40 years later, during the early Edo Period, when a more peaceful era resulted in a diminished need to construct for battle preparation. The combination of the old and new towers is the Matsumoto Castle of today. Matsumoto Castle is the only castle in Japan in which towers from two different periods have been unified into one and it thus serves as one important feature of Matsumoto’s history.



    Matsumoto Castle Lord History


    Ishikawa Family (23 Years)

    1石川教正 2石川康長

    1 – Kazumasa Ishikawa  2 – Yasunaga Ishikawa


    Ogasawara Family (4 Years)

    3小笠原秀政 4小笠原忠真

    3 – Hidemasa Ogasawara 4 – Tadazane Ogasawara


    Toda Family (16 Years)

    5戸田康長 6戸田康直

    5 – Yasunaga Toda 6 – Yasunao Toda


    Matsudaira Family (5 Years)


    7 – Naomasa Matsudaira


    Hotta Family (4 Years)


    8 – Masamori Hotta


    Mizuno Family (83 Years)

    9水野忠清 10水野忠職 11水野忠直 12水野忠周

    13水野忠幹 14水野忠恒

    9 – Tadakiyo Mizuno  10 – Tadamoto Mizuno  11 – Tadanao Mizuno  12 – Tadachika Mizuno 13 – Tadamoto Mizuno  14 – Tadatsune Mizumoto


    Toda Family (142 Years)

    15戸田光慈 16戸田光雄 17戸田光徳 18戸田光和

    19戸田光悌 20戸田光行 21戸田光年 22戸田光庸


    15 – Mitsuchika Toda  16 – Mitsuo Toda  17 – Mitsuyasu Toda  18 – Mitsumasa Toda

    19 – Mitsuyoshi Toda  20 – Mitsuyuki Toda  21 – Mitsutsura Toda  22 – Mitsutsune Toda

    23 – Mitsuhisa Toda


    Event Information


    ■Spring Events


    ◇National Treasure Matsumoto Castle Night Cherry Blossom Viewing

    ◇National Treasure Matsumoto Castle Cherry Blossom Lighting Event

    ◇Urasenke Fellowship Gathering – Spring Tea

    ◇Special Spring Opening of Taikomon (Taiko Gate)

    ◇National Treasure Matsumoto Castle [Matsumoto Clan Ancient Gunnery Performance]

    ◇Aoyama Ikebana Outdoor Exhibition / Tea Ceremony ~ Matsumoto City Establishment Anniversary

    ◇Sekishū Style Tea Ceremony – Matsushiro Gathering



    ■Summer Events


    ◇Special Summer Opening of Taikomon (Taiko Gate)

    ◇National Treasure Matsumoto Castle [Taiko Drum Festival]

    ◇National Treasure Matsumoto Castle [Music & Performance] ~ An illuminated mysterious world ~

    ◇Free entrance days for guests dressed in Japanese traditional attire (Kimono etc.)

    ◇National Treasure Matsumoto Castle [Moonlight Concert]









    ■Fall Events


    ◇Shinshu ・ Matsumoto Soba Matsuri (festival)

    ◇National Treasure Matsumoto Castle [Joint Tea Party]

    ◇National Treasure Matsumoto Castle [Doll Exhibition]

    ◇Special Fall Opening of Taikomon (Takio Gate)

    ◇National Treasure Matsumoto Castle [Ancient Gunnery Performance]

    ◇National Treasure Matsumoto Castle [Chrysanthemum Exhibition]

    ◇National Treasure Matsumoto Castle [Youth Kendo & Naginata Competition]

    ◇National Treasure Matsumoto Castle [Traditional Song & Sword Dance]

    ◇National Treasure Matsumoto Castle [Youth Samurai Parade]

    ◇National Treasure Matsumoto Castle Old Castle Drum Performance

    ◇National Treasure Matsumoto Castle [Fall Tea Ceremony]

    ◇Festival of the “Legend of the God of Eve of the 26th”

    ◇National Treasure Matsumoto Castle – Falconry Display



    ■Winter Events

    ◇Winter Preparation (Castle greenery dressing for winter, etc.)

    ◇Kadomatsu (traditional pine decoration) display setting

    ◇Cleaning and decoration (display of traditional rope decoration)

    ◇National Treasure Matsumoto Castle [New Year Celebration Ceremony]

    ◇National Treasure Matsumoto Castle [Ice Carving Festival]

    ◇Cultural Heritage Site Fire Protection Day [National Treasure Matsumoto Castle Fire Department Training Day]


  • Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum




    Located on the outskirts of Matsumoto City, the Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum is a traditionally styled building situated in a quiet neighborhood. Craft store owner and operator, Mr. Tarō Maruyama, was moved to construct the building after being thoroughly impressed by the Mingei folk art movement begun by Mr. Yanagi Sōetsu. The museum displays not only numerous Matsumoto Mingei folk art furniture works, but also various other types of craft items. Regardless of region, or even country, if they are folk craft goods, items have been gathered from far and wide and are on display for the enjoyment of visitors.


    開館時間 9:00~17:00(最終入館16:30)

    休館日 毎週月曜日(休日の場合はその翌日)


    料金 大人300円(団体20人以上200円)

    小中学生 70歳以上の松本市民は無料

    Hours 9:00 ~ 17:00 (Last entry 16:30)

    Closed: Every Monday (Closed the following day when Monday is a holiday)

    12/29 ~ 1/3

    Entrance fee: Adults 300 Yen (for groups of 20 or more, 200 Yen each)

    Elementary School age children and seniors over 70 are free

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