Smile Hotel Matsumoto

1-1-1 Agata, Matsumoto, Nagano, Chubu, 390-0812, Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Matsumoto

For fork's sake

A travel blog entry by matt-n-ida

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From a city whose local delicacies are raw horse meat (yes that's raw horse meat) and garlic marinated deep fried chicken you'd be forgiven for thinking that culture and refinement would be hard to come by. Surprises however are just around the sushi bar.

The primary reason for visit to Matsumoto is as a gateway to the spectacular but un- …

Kyoto day 1

A travel blog entry by marstravel

... a huge shrine called yasaka shrine. There was also two temples also to view. Every where we walked we were amazed by the beauty and how huge the place was. It was so peaceful and quiet . As we left the park we walked down through gion visiting the gion centre and then spotting a geisha along the way. Walking back to the hotel we walked along the streets and slowly along the mini river . Again all so beautiful. We ...

In the Snow, Uphill Both Ways

A travel blog entry by wwoofers

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... arrived at Kamikochi base camp a little late in the evening and had missed the office hours of the tourist information center. Feeling a little lost and unsure of ourselves we followed the signs for Kappabashi Bridge, the most famous landmark of the area. Once there we found another information center, also closed for the day but did not despair. After perusing the area we came across the hotels lining the river and were able to ask directions to ...

Azumi...no more

A travel blog entry by wwoofers

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... Japan seems to be a bit different. For starters, tofu is the main item on the menu. This includes cooked tofu of course but more often than not it is served cold as a large block on top of which green onions, soy sauce or dashi flakes (fish flakes, yes apparently this is considered vegetarian) on top. I don't personally mind tofu, when cooked and flavored well it can be a tasty meat substitute...but having it for breakfast lunch and dinner can get rather ...

Prostitutes and Bodhidarma

A travel blog entry by wwoofers

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And now on to our second day off in Matsumoto. I thought originally that I would be able to include both days in one entry, but I am rather more loquacious than I anticipated (go figure) so you are now fortunate or unfortunate to be able to read about another sightseeing extravaganza in Matsumoto!

On our first day off we had grandiose plans of seeing as much as possible, which quickly devolved in castles and food as you may recall. This Sunday was to be ...

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This hotel, located on 1-1-1 Agata, Matsumoto, is near Matsumoto Castle, Kamikochi, Kaichi Gakko Primary School, and Yohashira Shrine.
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