Despite being a small city (Considering that I was coming from Tokyo ), Matsumoto has so many places to eat. You will be delighted to find a huge variety of Japanese food here, it is worth to mention that the city is well known by its delicious SOBA. However, my favorite place was the Hyaku […]
NAGANO (Jiji Press) — A Buddhist statue, designated as a nationally important cultural property in Japan, was placed on display for public viewing at Zenkoji temple in Nagano on Sunday for a period until May 31. http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0002060637
Matsumoto Arts Museum If you are interested in cultural activities, yes this is the place to be. The museum has a permanent exhibition which included a collection of the famous Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, who was born in Matsumoto!!!
If you feel like taking a one day plan, you can rent a bike, actually is kind of borrowing a bike cause is totally free, then go to Yoyama park enjoy the amazing view of the city (it could be a bit too hard to go up, but it is worthy). Then go straight ahead […]
We had some delicious Okonomiyaki. It could roughly be described as a thick cabbage pancake. We topped it off with octopus, bacon or cheese.
We have our beautiful dolls out t the front door to welcome guests for the Hina Matsuri. In Matsumoto city the old Lunar Calendar is used so ours were displayed later than the rest of the country.
Matsumoto Performing arts center Don’t be afraid of asking what kind of events they have for the week, I can assure you there must be something going on. This week I attended to the Matsumoto Students Orchestra Concert, and believe it or not…it was admission free. How wonderful
Ximena’s story of her volunteer experience at Matsumoto Backpackers hostel I started my trip around Japan in the crazy and amazing city of Tokyo. Then I headed to Matsumoto city in the Nagano prefecture. I did not know very much about this place but I wanted to experience how it was to live in a small […]
In Japanese we would call it “Haru no Modori Yuki”. “The snow comes back in spring”. Some guests and staff from Matsumoto Backpackers ventured through the cold weather up to the castle. Only a 15minute walk from our hostel!
MPB Staff went on a trip to see the famous “Hot Spring Monkeys” of Jigokudani Yaenkoen (better known as Snow Monkey Park). Here we’ll describe how to get there! Now let us say that while this is day trip material, you might want to pack a lunch for this full day out. If you have […]
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