Things to see and do - Matsumoto
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Matsumoto Travel guide
Matsumoto : Michelin's recommendations
Matsumoto stands at a major crossroads in the heart of Chubu, in a valley at an altitude of 592m surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Japan Alps. Its appeal is immediate, thanks to its relaxed atmosphere, refined culture and charming streets. The city developed as a fortified town in the 16C, around its castle, which boasts the oldest wooden keep in Japan. The former trading district of Nakamachi has retained rows of fine Edo-era warehouses. The contrast with the modern architecture of the Matsumoto Art Museum and the Japan Ukiyo-e Museum on the outskirts of the city is striking.
Tourist attractions Matsumoto : Things to see and do
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Matsumoto Castle (16C) is a magnificent building constructed on a stone plinth presiding at the centre of the village. Along with its moats (still filled with water today), it has an armada of defences worthy of the most impregnable of medieval castl..
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The wealthy Sakai family made an active contribution to artistic creation in Matsumoto during the Edo period, and put together a huge collection of Japanese art. The collection includes ukiyo-e woodblock prints ("pictures of a floating world&quo..
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Just a 6-minute walk from Matsumoto Station, the Toyoko Inn Honmachi offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. It provides chargeable massages, a launderette and free-use computers and a printer. Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a fridg..
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Offering beautiful views of the Shinsu mountains from its top-floor French restaurant, Buena Vista is located in the heart of the city. It features 5 restaurants, a beauty salon and bright rooms with free wired internet. A free shuttle is available f..