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Very impressive - but my favourite has been Himeji Castle, although I really appreciated the elevator at Osaka Castle!
We then made a visit to the Matsumoto City Museum, which reflects the history and culture of the Matsumoto Castle as well as local folk customs, costumes and festivals. Very interesting exhibits, although a few more English explanations would be useful.
We then hopped back on the city "Town ...
... had gone the day before to beautiful clear blue skies) After the bus ride it appeared to be popular with day tours and coach parties, I decided the best option was to walk in the opposite direction to everyone else and this appeared to work as the further I walked the quieter it got, it may sound like I'm whining on about tourists when in fact I'm one too which I know is true, I just like a bit of quiet sometimes and enjoy my own company I guess! ( maybe I'm just ...
... food. Some of it was quite random but it all tasted so good and was a great experience. After dinner we were going to the onsen. Onsen in Japan are hot, normally spring water, baths that can be indoors or outdoors. They are nearly always single sex and you have to get completely naked. I have to admit, I was dreading it a bit. Dave wasn't bothered as he'd already done a similar thing in Korea. However, I decided either I don't go to any onsen which are a must-do ...
... quite cold by the end as we had to take our shoes off to tour the castle & the floors were very cold. Nia decided that another hot sweet fish was the answer so we bought another to take back for tea. Chilled to the bone it seemed like a good moment to experience the hot spring baths in the hotel. There are separate male and female baths. We read up on the dos and don'ts which were summarised by the leaflet as "do as the naked people do" so we did! It was very hot but ...
... was dedicated to frogs. Cherry blossom season is in full swing here. The castle is the main attraction - we went to see where it is as we plan to visit tomorrow and found a great crowd at the gate waiting for free entrance of the floodlight gardens and music programme starting at 6pm. We just followed the crowd and found ourselves in a refreshment tent buying festival cakes which were bean curd cakes. We ...
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