Matsumoto

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Matsumoto (松本) is the second largest city in Nagano Prefecture. It is most famous for Matsumotojo, one of Japan's most beautiful original castles. The city is also a good base for trips into the Japanese Alps, e.g. to Kamikochi, Norikura or the Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route.

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Nakamachi

Former merchant district with warehouses.

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Side Trips from Matsumoto

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Alpine Route

Spectacular route through the Northern Alps.

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Kamikochi

Popular mountain resort in the Japanese Alps.

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Norikura

Mountain and highland in the Northern Japan Alps.

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Last updated: August 28, 2014
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