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Frogs, Springs and Shrines: Matsumoto’s little discoveries

I was glad to return to Matsumoto. The last time I was here was in 2011 and while we covered the major sights the last time ie the black castle, this time I was happy to just wander around and … Continue reading

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Kurobe Alpine Route 2

These are the famous snow walls in the snow corridor near Murodo. This road is snowed over every year from November to April. In April, the road is cleared with great fanfare, with the event broadcast on national television! The … Continue reading

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Matsumoto, Tsumago and basashi!

Said a reluctant goodbye to Yarimikan and its tantalising baths this morning. But not before a typically filling generous Japanese breakfast and a mochi-pounding performance at which KH also sportingly had a go. The slippery smooth onsen tamago is one … Continue reading

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