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Castle Town, Matsumoto

This is a town well-known for its 400 year old castle. The town is surrounded by mountains. A JR express train from Tokyo to Matsumoto is about 2hrs 50min. From Matsumoto, we travelled to Hakuba, Japan Alps, by JR train. Duration is about 2 hours.

Another view of castle

A bus ride from the bus terminal to the castle is about 10mins. Cost 150yen per ride.

Mountaineous view

Mountains surrounding the town.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Quiet town with beautiful mountain views
  • Cons:Shopping experience is not as interesting as Tokyo
  • In a nutshell:A mountaineous town base to Japan Alps
  • Last visit to Matsumoto: Nov 2007
  • Intro Written Dec 16, 2007
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