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I travelled to Matsumoto with an old friend from university. On the first day of the trip, we visited Matsumoto Castle and walked around the streets of Matsumoto, tasting some local foods including basashi, sanzokuyaki and sansei, local sake. On the next day, we drove along Venus Line, stopping at Utsukushigahara Highland and Mt Kirigamine.
Today we got up early and got on the train to Matsumoto by 8.00am. Our trip was a bit of a late decision, we were tossing up between Yokohama or Matsumoto Castle and, in the end, we decided on the castle, which claims to have the oldest five-storey tenshu (main tower) in Japan.
It is a lovely castle, with a wide moat, filled with colourful carp, and an eye-catching red bridge across the moat.
The main tower is all that is left ...
So armed with a new rail pass I left Tokyo and headed for the Japan Alps area, my new rail pass only allowed for 5 days travel within a 14 day period and as I wanted to make best use of it to head north it was to be a whistle stop tour or the Alps area, first stop was Nagano which once hosted the Winter Olympics but only sun on my visit if a slight drop in temperature, I'd booked at a hostel where there was a lad from Manchester working on a volunteer basis, he too ...
We woke up rather late and had to rush down to breakfast. Getting out of bed when it's in the floor is tricky! We decided to go to the modern art gallery as the weather forecast was improving as the day progressed. The gallery was a fabulous space - the first thing to greet you was the incredible dotty flowers by Yayoi Kusama who is now world famous but was born in Matsumoto. Her exhibits were extraordinary all dotty. We loved the huge pumpkin room & mirrored rooms. We went ...
Leaving Tokyo was a bit stressful to say the least. We had 2 bags to forward to 2 future hotels on our itinerary. Japan has a very efficient & cheap luggage forwarding system we're told (it remains to be seen whether we will ever see our bags again)! As most of our journeys are now either by train bus or FOOT across the mountains we need to lighten our load considerably. We managed to cram everything into our ...