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|63 2017/2/3||accommodation in Matsumoto|
Hi I am going to Matsumoto with my 80 years old mum. We want to stay 2-3 days in onsen and 2-3 days in Matsumoto city.
Please recommend area/place where can do slow strolls (flat), good view onsen accommodation (Asama or Utsukushigohara) and reasonable hotel in Matsumoto (with rotenburo if possible, something like Dormy Inn)
Note of webmaster: Hi, Igor-san
If your mother is inrested in Japanese traditional old house shopping street, Nakamachi and Nawate in Matsumoto and Narai-juku (old post town) in Shiojiri in Kiso Valley are flat old streets good for strolling.
Most ryokans in Asama or Utsukushigohara Onsen provide good view. Especially, Kikyotei Yumotoya in Asama has a private big hot spring bathroom with excellent view of Japan Alps in the 6th floor.
I think Dormy Inn is the only reasonable hotel with rotenburo in Matsumoto downtown. If you don't insist on rotenburo, please look for other hotels in the list of our accommodation page.
|61 2016/12/22||Can I do Kamikochi & Norikura in one day (from Matsumoto return)|
Hi there. Your website is a fantastic help for travelers, so thank you . I will be in Matsumoto in June 2017 and I am wondering if it would be possible for me to do the following in one day: Matsumoto to Kamikochi (early bus at 5.30am). Then from Kamikochi to Norikura (via Hirayu Onsen & Norikura Skyline) leaving about midday. Then from Norikura back to Matsumoto. Is this too much for one day? I can't seem to find information on how long the bus takes between Norikura & Matsumoto.
Any help you can provide would be much appreciated. Thank you!
Note of webmaster: Uum.. if you like a busy trip by which you go around many places like our Japanese travelers, it is possible.
For example, leave Kamikochi at 11:00 (see this time table of 2016) and transfer at Hirayu Onsen and leave there at 11:40 and arrive at Mt. Norikura at 12:40 (time table B of this page). Leave their at 15:05 and transfer at Kanko Center (TIC) (time table). Leave there at 16:13 and arrive at Matsumoto Station at 17:52 (the 4th time table of this page).
|59 2016/5/9||Job Vacancies|
I'm currently living in Matsumoto and looking for work. If you can help/or have advice could you please send me an email.
I appreciate your time.
|57 2015/9/8||Free wifi hotsports in Matsumoto|
Are there any? Where are they?
Many thanks, Julie
Note of webmaster: Hi, Julie
It is a good question for many foreign tourists.
For the present, TICs in the station and in front of the castle are free wifi spots. Kurassic-kan in Nakamachi Street is a perfect free (no registration, no time limitation) wifi spot except for late night.
Some cafes and restaurants, such as Starbucks, and hotel lobbies are also wifi spots. Refer lists of restaurants and hotels in this map.
Matsumoto city will increase wifi spots for Matsumoto Castle Garden and some facilities this October or November. Then, we will inform it in the news blog in this site.
Our family will be travelling to Matsumoto in July/August. Is it possible to hire bikes suitable for our 9 and 7 year old children? We also have a 4 year old child - are there child seats available for hire with the bikes?
Note of webmaster: Hi Ai-Vee,
Yes, we have free rental bikes "rikisha" and three of them are kids bikes that can be rented at the Otemon Parking Lot (5 min walk from the Matsumoto Castle gate). But child seats cannot be available.
Another rental bike service is by Orix Rent-a-car http://www.suzuyo-rentacar.jp/office/nagano/shop_x_matsumotoekimae.html located at the west of Hotel Buena Vista. They lend only electronic assist bikes by 400-500 yen for 3 hours (1000-1200 yen for 12 hours) with child seat option by +300 yen (but they don't have bikes for children. Their bikes can be ridden by kids of 140 cm tall or more.).
|54 2014/12/21||Film opportunities in Matsumoto?|
Just wondering if there are (m)any filmmakers and or equipment rental shops in Matsumoto? I was trying to Google this, but came up short. Do you come across things like film nights or screenings?
Note of webmaster: Umm.. Difficult questions. Most filmmakers exist in big cities like Tokyo and Kyoto. There are only small video makers for promoting business and sightseeing in Matsumoto.
As for screenings, Matsumoto Cinema SelectMatsumoto Cinema Select by Miyazaki-san email@example.com is holding screenings of independent films every month aggressively. He may know much about film things.
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