Matsumoto Castle




The new rebuilt castle's east entrance. Because of the dark shade the castle also is called raven castle or Karasu-jo. 

 The over 400 years old wooden building is about 30 meters high and has five stories as well one hidden floor. On the right side already prepared for winter with white cover the so called moon viewing pavilion.

Moon watchers can see the moon 3 times there. Once on the night sky, secondarily as a mirror in the moat and finally in the sake glass.

Yohashira Shrine in the center of Matsumoto


Metoba river mall  Nawate dori street


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Sushi for lunch
slide way in the Alps Park  

Hotel Ikku where we stayed 3 nights


Our former residence Mezon Shonai