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Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel

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0.6km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel is an ideal place for touring in and around Matsumoto for you! We are walking distance to Matsumoto Castle, the national treasure.... More...

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Kaze-no Yasuyado

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1.8km from city centre - Show on Map
8.5
Fabulous 244
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness

FREE pick-up to / from JR Matsumoto Station and FREE rental bicycles. Located in Matsumoto-city and surrouded by a lot of natural beauties. Laundry, microwave, pot and clean shower available. Stay wit... More...

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Tabi-Shiro

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0.7km from city centre - Show on Map
9.4
Superb 82
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

This is a highly stylish, comfortable guesthouse, designed by a popular Japanese designer.12 min from Matsumoto station by foot.6 min to Matsumoto Castle by foot.... More...

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Candela Guest House Matsumoto

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0.4km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

MISO-FACTORY that was built about 100years ago is renovated to cozy guesthouse! You can go to many famous spot easily (only 5min walk to CASTLE) .Good base to visit JAPAN ALPS and KISO.... More...

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Guest House Onsen Yado Raicho

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33.8km from city centre - Show on Map
9.6
Superb 40
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

GH Raicho where is located in Norikura Highland, Nagano Prefecture, is surrounded by wonderful nature. Hot spring (sulfurous; "Onsen") is available. Mt. Norikura snow Resort just nearby.... More...

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Matsumoto Backpackers

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1km from city centre - Show on Map
7.7
Very good 432
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
Free WiFi

Easy to find five minutes from JR Matsumoto station. Great base for our famous castle and day trips to the Kiso Valley, Kamikochi, Daio Wasabi Farm, Kurobe Alpen route and more.... More...

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Guest House Shimashima

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14.3km from city centre - Show on Map
9.3
Superb 10
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

In the midst of a richly forested landscape, Guest House Shimashima provides calm and peaceful time to you.... More...

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Matsumoto has existed in a fertile valley east of the dramatic Japanese Alps since the 8th century. This small city is dominated by the famous Matsumoto Castle and gardens, which erupt into colour every autumn while snow coats the surrounding peaks. You can lose yourself along ancient streets of traditional storehouses, sample Japan's recent artisan beer trend at Matsumoto Brewery or hike on the banks of an icy alpine river as it tumbles through the foothills.

For an authentically Japanese experience, look for a Matsumoto hostel that has private tatami (futon) rooms or a place with indoor and outdoor hot springs. You could choose a historic wooden house with free bike rentals to save on transport costs or keep meals on budget by cooking for yourself in a communal kitchen. Most hostels in Matsumoto have dorms and private rooms, and some have female-only options.

Downtown Matsumoto is compact, meaning you can walk between the castle, historic Nawate-dōri's quirky stalls and the traditional storehouses of Nakamachi Street to pick up wood crafts and local cuisine. Close to the castle are teahouses where visitors can take part in ancient drinking ceremonies. Outside the city, the Utsukushigahara Highlands rise up to 2,000m of lush green peaks steaming with hot springs and wineries. The area near downtown turns pink with cherry blossom every spring and is popular for hiking and cycling.

The black towers of Matsumoto Castle are one of the most popular sights. Spend an afternoon exploring the preserved interior of Japan's oldest wooden castle and admire the views from the 6th-floor observation deck. A short walk away are the vast halls and spiritual atmosphere of Yohashira Shrine. Across the river, Matsumoto Timepiece Museum houses a curious collection of clocks that date back to medieval times. Foodies can visit Daio Wasabi Farm (25 minutes' drive away) to taste noodles, juice and even ice cream flavoured with Matsumoto's famous green herb.

If you're travelling to Matsumoto by train, the journey from Tokyo takes 2.5 hours and from Nagoya it's 2 hours. You'll arrive at JR Matsumoto station, a 10-minute walk from Nakamachi Street. Shuttle buses from Shinshū Matsumoto Airport take 30 minutes and will drop you at Matsumoto Bus Terminal, close to the train station. The compact centre is easily explored on foot once you're here, or you can use the Town Sneaker buses to loop around the city during the day.

We have 7 hostels in Matsumoto with an average rating of 9.1 based on 1,276 reviews 7 of 7 properties available in Matsumoto

About Matsumoto

Matsumoto has existed in a fertile valley east of the dramatic Japanese Alps since the 8th century. This small city is dominated by the famous Matsumoto Castle and gardens, which erupt into colour every autumn while snow coats the surrounding peaks. You can lose yourself along ancient streets of traditional storehouses, sample Japan's recent artisan beer trend at Matsumoto Brewery or hike on the banks of an icy alpine river as it tumbles through the foothills.

For an authentically Japanese experience, look for a Matsumoto hostel that has private tatami (futon) rooms or a place with indoor and outdoor hot springs. You could choose a historic wooden house with free bike rentals to save on transport costs or keep meals on budget by cooking for yourself in a communal kitchen. Most hostels in Matsumoto have dorms and private rooms, and some have female-only options.

Downtown Matsumoto is compact, meaning you can walk between the castle, historic Nawate-dōri's quirky stalls and the traditional storehouses of Nakamachi Street to pick up wood crafts and local cuisine. Close to the castle are teahouses where visitors can take part in ancient drinking ceremonies. Outside the city, the Utsukushigahara Highlands rise up to 2,000m of lush green peaks steaming with hot springs and wineries. The area near downtown turns pink with cherry blossom every spring and is popular for hiking and cycling.

The black towers of Matsumoto Castle are one of the most popular sights. Spend an afternoon exploring the preserved interior of Japan's oldest wooden castle and admire the views from the 6th-floor observation deck. A short walk away are the vast halls and spiritual atmosphere of Yohashira Shrine. Across the river, Matsumoto Timepiece Museum houses a curious collection of clocks that date back to medieval times. Foodies can visit Daio Wasabi Farm (25 minutes' drive away) to taste noodles, juice and even ice cream flavoured with Matsumoto's famous green herb.

If you're travelling to Matsumoto by train, the journey from Tokyo takes 2.5 hours and from Nagoya it's 2 hours. You'll arrive at JR Matsumoto station, a 10-minute walk from Nakamachi Street. Shuttle buses from Shinshū Matsumoto Airport take 30 minutes and will drop you at Matsumoto Bus Terminal, close to the train station. The compact centre is easily explored on foot once you're here, or you can use the Town Sneaker buses to loop around the city during the day.