Matsumoto Hotel Kagetsu
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... minutes to spare. Otherwise, we would have to wait another 20 minutes for the next bus.
The next stop was to Takayama, one of my favourite places in Japan. It was about an hour's drive away. We arrived close to 4pm and found a car parking station a short walk away from the old town. The old town consists of several streets of samurai buildings. These have now been converted to restaurants, shops ...
... museum(free entry with castle ticket) which had some decent samurai armour, swords and guns. I then had a wander around Matsumoto which like Nagano moves at a much slower pace than Tokyo and for that reason has a much more relaxed feel.
I then headed back to my hostel in Nagano and had a rest ahead of visiting mt fuji tomorrow and the 4 hour train journey.
P.S sorry for all the castle pictures. I told you I liked ...
Plans changed slightly because of imminent arrival of typhoon. Wake up 6.30. Breakfast-buffet. Coffee,juice,eggs,croissants,fruit and strange sausages. Left bags before 8.30 so they could be forwarded on to Tokyo (hopefully will see it next on Monday night). Ok when left Dormy Inn, started with light rain then got steadily heavier. Statues of various frogs. Arrived ...
... it. However, Norzin said that we should say something so asked the girl who had brought our luggage up, if she could ask the manager. She came back a few minutes later and we were upgraded to a suite. We had a small lounge on one side and the beds were on the other side. This was the biggest room we have had in Japan so far. Looks like the hotel must have been full if they couldn't offer us a non-smoking room of similar size. Thank you, Norzin. ...
... catching up with Norzin and trying to teach her the technical aspects of taking photos...f-stops, shutter speed and a bit about ev and ISOs. The practical lesson will come tomorrow with a visit to Lake Shirokoma.
It was late when we got back to the ryokan. Thank goodness! I could now have a bath at the public bathroom with no one else to see me in the nudies. There were three other families there at the ryokan.