Matsumoto is about 2 hours north of Nagoya by JR train. I was lucky to visit Matsumoto during a large city wide festival, although I had to leave for Nagoya before the closing ceremony.
My goal was to see the Matsumoto castle, but as I was walking there from the station I came upon an old school 'car' show. There was 17 of these Japanese style festival cars along the street leading up to the castle.
Group of old men looking over each display.
There were 100's of kids and parents enjoying the park and drawing the castle from different locations in the park.
Kumamoto and Himeji are considered, by Wikipedia, the three premier castle in Japan, now I have been to all three!!!