Hotel Ikkyu

1-11-13 Honjo, Matsumoto, Nagano, Chubu, 390-0814, Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Matsumoto

Kyoto day 1

A travel blog entry by marstravel

It's another sunny day the Kansai region of japan and we have just spent the nights on tatimi mats in my friends house . A little tired we are from watching the World Cup but we get up to enjoy a Japanese breakfast ! Feeling a little lazy we finally get ourselves sorted to make tracks and adventure on to Kyoto ! It's been 5 years since I was in Kyoto and it was winter. There were no leaves on trees and it was snowing ...

In the Snow, Uphill Both Ways

A travel blog entry by wwoofers

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... know what that is in Fahrenheit so if someone would please post that in the comments I would be most obliged. With the sun shining we began a steep ascent through the forest and after an hour came to a scenic clearing along the trail where we paused to refill our water bottles straight from the river (the water is the most clear blue you have seen and has none of the dangerous giardia bacteria that we are used to. Our breath somewhat recovered we ...

Azumi...no more

A travel blog entry by wwoofers

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... cutter houses of typical suburbia (think Weeds theme song). In fact my favorite house in Columbia is the little hobbit house on the corner of Ash and West Boulevard. It is quaint and idyllic and its sloping roof and curved lines make it feel more a part of nature than of man. The little Inn we were lucky enough to visit tops this and every other local green construction I'm sure. The host has been in the process of creating this getaway for over 10 years and ...

Prostitutes and Bodhidarma

A travel blog entry by wwoofers

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... there is for the seeing and sighting of the present world happening all around us! To the Ukiyo-e Museum!

The history of wood block printing is fascinating in itself and we were lucky enough to catch an English version short film on how wood block printings are made. In a way this art form is the precursor to screen printing and involves different layers of color to achieve its final effect. Each color pattern is cut out on a block of wood with ...

Matsumoto....Matsumoto...

A travel blog entry by wwoofers

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... to war, fire, and the test of time, this castle has never been destroyed. It is believed that the castle is protected by a shinto deity. One night a guard of the castle had a vision of a beautiful woman who spoke to him. She told him that if the lord of the castle built a shrine in the uppermost floor of the castle and gave an offering of rice each month that she would protect the castle. The shrine was still located in the uppermost ...

Location

This hotel, located in the Matsumoto Station area of Matsumoto, is near Matsumoto Castle, Kamikochi, Kaichi Gakko Primary School, and Yohashira Shrine.
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