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Discover the neighborhoods of Matsumoto


Matsumoto is located in the Nagano Prefecture and is most famous for having one of Japan’s most beautiful original castles. It’s also an excellent base for those looking to explore the Japanese Alps. A local airport takes commercial flights, but much like most of Japan’s cities, Matsumoto is well-connected to the train line and can be reached from Tokyo in about three hours.

For travelers to this city, Matsumoto Castle is quite the centerpiece of attractions. At 400 years old, the castle has grabbed a rank as one of the top three in Japan. On-site is a museum providing exploration of the city’s history. Another fascinating museum worth checking out would be the Japan Ukiyo-e Museum – the largest museum of its kind in the world. Matsumoto offers more outside the city in the form of campsites and onsen. There is also the center of Japanese wasabi production to the east in the town of Hotaka. A hike to or from Misuzuko also makes for a great way to spend a day while taking in some beautiful landscapes.

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