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
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.
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