Hoshino Resort Kai Matsumoto
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- Minbar in room
- Breakfast Available
- High-speed internet in room
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Multilingual staff
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Travel Blogs from Matsumoto
... but no show. A nice young Japanese guy asked us if we were okay, so Rod phoned the hotel and he spoke with them. Turns out it was a miscommunication and our pick up was 11:55 and not as soon as our train arrived. The young people are great at helping as they want to practice their English. We were met by our guide Nori at the station and we walked the Main Street up to the Buddhist Zenkoji Temple. The street is delightful, lovely little shops and cafes, a man making ...
... restaurant in Parco department store - delicious pasta, boys want homemade lasagna when we get home. Went to Maruzen book store, Joey bought some manga books. Boys rested in the hotel, while we went back to the indigo shop for some more treasures. Went to Nepali restaurant for dinner , smelled delicious and tasted fantastic ...
After breakfast and photos Mr Yumoto drove us to the train. We went to Nagano then ran to catch an earlier train to Matsumoto, this caused much confusion at the gate but we made it . Boys relaxed in the hotel. We explored the town - nakamichi street and nawate street. Found the best indigo fabric shop ever, and bought some treasures, was also given lots of fabric gifts! Dinner at an Irish pub - not that ...
That afternoon we made a short trip to Miyajima, site of one of Japan’s most well-known shrines. If you’ve ever seen photos of a brilliant orange torii gate standing in the water, that’s the place. A short ferry ride took us to the island, where we joined the crowds to admire the gate. Nearby is a famous temple, but the lineup to get in was as long as the ones at Universal Studios! So we took a pass, ...
... the scenery is even better, but of course that comes with very crowded trails. In summer it's a popular get-away for people who want to escape the heat, but the 'in-between'-ness of September was actually much better for me. Just the occasional 'Douzo, osakini' ('After you' / 'Please go first') to let oncoming hikers know they could pass me on the narrow paths, but besides that I felt I had the mountains for myself.
I was only in Kamikochi for one ...