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松 本市
Geographical location in Japan
Matsumoto (Japan)
Red pog.svg
Region : Chūbu
Prefecture : Nagano
Coordinates : 36 ° 14 ′  N , 137 ° 58 ′  E Coordinates: 36 ° 14 ′ 17 ″  N , 137 ° 58 ′ 19 ″  E
Basic data
Surface: 978.77 km²
Residents : 240,276
(October 1, 2019)
Population density : 245 inhabitants per km²
Community key : 20202-9
Flag / coat of arms:
Flag / coat of arms of Matsumoto
Tree : Japanese red pine
Flower : Japanese azalea
Motto : Bunka kaoru arupusu no jōka-machi (The castle town of the Alps that smells of culture )
town hall
Address : Matsumoto City Hall
3 - 7 , Maru no uchi
Matsumoto -shi
Nagano  390-8620
Website URL:
Location of Matsumoto's in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Matsumoto's prefecture

Matsumoto ( Japanese 松 本市 , - shi ) is a city in Nagano Prefecture in the center of Honshū , the main island of Japan .

Due to its high altitude, Matsumoto is not subject to such a hot and humid climate in summer as large parts of Japan. This makes it a center of wood processing and the center of Japanese guitar making.


On June 27, 1994, the Ōmu Shinrikyō sect (also known as Aum) carried out a poison gas attack ( sarin gas ) on the city, killing seven people and injuring 58 others.


Matsumoto Castle

The famous Japanese castle Matsumoto is in Matsumoto. Other sights include a. the Ukiyo-e Museum and the Kaichi School.

Kaichi school



Matsumoto Railway Station

Rail transport: Matsumoto station with the lines

Air traffic:


The largest manufacturer of guitars in Japan, the Fujigen company ( Fuji string instruments ) is based here, but there are also a lot of suppliers who deliver components, such as Gotoh for the hardware or Atlansia , known for handcrafted basses in an extravagant design, but also necks and deliver pickguards for well-known brands.

sons and daughters of the town

Town twinning


Neighboring cities and communities

Web links

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