If you’re planning a trip to Tokyo, you might want to make a side trip to one of Japan’s best kept secrets! Nagano Prefecture, besides having the most accessible snow resort in Japan, is surrounded by sought after attractions like the famed 400-year-old Matsumoto Castle, Zenkoji Temple and the cute wild snow monkeys! Here are 10 reasons why Nagano … Continue reading NAGANO, JAPAN: Top 10 Things To Do!
It’s Japan’s oldest castle! Matsumoto Castle is one of the five castles designated as National Treasures of Japan. It’s over 400 years old, making it the oldest castle donjon remaining in the country. Unlike many palaces in Japan, its original structure was, fortunately, not bombed during WWII. That’s why it was able to keep most of its original wooden donjons and walls intact. It … Continue reading MATSUMOTO CASTLE: Guide & Tips for Tourists!