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Updated: Jul 30, 2012 00:07 IST

Matsumoto Castle located in the picturesque town of Matsumoto, close to Tokyo, is one of four castles designated as the national treasures of Japan. The castle that was completed in the late 16th century, had an elaborate defence apparatus, which included inter-connecting walls and moats. The second floor of the castle has a museum dedicated to guns and other weapons. Photo by Kaushik Chakrav
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Matsumoto Castle located in the picturesque town of Matsumoto, close to Tokyo, is one of four castles designated as the national treasures of Japan. The castle that was completed in the late 16th century, had an elaborate defence apparatus, which included inter-connecting walls and moats. The second floor of the castle has a museum dedicated to guns and other weapons. Photo by Kaushik Chakrav

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