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!!!
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
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 […]
Today’s high in Matsumoto city is 23 degrees C. Wow, spring has definitely come. Our hostel’s garden is becoming a beautiful montage of colours with flowers jumping out of the earth each day. https://www.facebook.com/MatsumotoBackpackers/photos_stream