Category Archives: Site spots in Japan

Bunking up on the road!

When I decide on an accommodation while traveling, I often think I want to stay in a unique place. Naturally, I want to choose someplace cheap and comfortable. And when I’m not traveling alone, I wonder which type of room should I choose to stay in with my friend?

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Wassup? Wasabi!

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I visited a big wasabi farm in Azumino of Nagano prefecture. Irrigation is provided by natural spring water, and its temperature is around 13 degrees Celsius in all seasons. It needs to grow for about 2 years before it can be harvested and eaten.

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Mystery of Matsumoto Castle

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Back side of Matsumoto castle

Matsumoto Castle is a National Treasure in Japan. Construction of the elegant black and white structure began in 1592In the picture above we can see the side of the castle which was built in the period of the warring states.

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