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145 2017/8/3 Apprenticeship
Chuck 
UNITED STATES
Hello,

I recently won a scholarship to study how to make sake or shochu in Japan. I visited Matsumoto when I was stationed in Yokosuka with the US Navy. I'm trying to reach out to Kametaya Sake Brewery to see if they are interested in training an American for 4-5 months. I will provide my own housing and need no payment. Thank you and have a wonderful day.

Sincerely,

Chuck Malone



144 2017/4/28 Free bikes
Albert B. 
UNITED STATES
Hello. I'll be visiting Matsumoto in May. I want to see the castle and also a Ukiyoe Museum. I see that Matsumoto offers free bike rentals. There is some information on your website which says "Free bicycles 'Sui Sui Town' are available daily 9:00am to 5pm at various locations throughout town, including the public hall 'M Wing'
Can you be more specific, where the Public Hall is? I will have very limited time in Matsumoto. I see there is a bike parking lot, right in front of train station, but I think these are private bikes. Thank you very much


Note of webmaster: Hi Albert!

The M Wing is near the Parco department store which is about 5 minutes from Matsumoto station. Here is a link to the location on Google maps:

Google Maps M Wing Location

There's also a paid rental cycle place (500 yen per day) outside of the east exit of Matsumoto station. They're open from 7:00am to 9pm. The rental cycles are located in the building next to the pinpoint on the map here.

Here's a detailed map (Japanese) for the same place.

I hope that helps!
- Felice



143 2016/8/4 Rental classifieds online?
Keith 
UNITED STATES
Hi,
We have visited Matsumoto twice and plan to visit again soon. I am interested in finding an apartment rental agency or classified house rental resource that I can browse remotely. Also is there a business oriented group that will assist english speaking gaijin in getting permitted? Any suggestions please? Many thanks



142 2016/8/3 City museum calligraphy exhibit
Michael Lang 
UNITED STATES
Hi,

Greetings from Maine, USA!

My family and I had a great visit to Matsumoto a few weeks ago. At the City Museum was an exhibit of a contemporary painter who worked exclusively in Japanese calligraphy. Unfortunately, I did not note the name of this incredible artist. Would someone please pass along his name to me? Thank you.

We miss Matsumoto!

Michael


Note of webmaster: Hi, Michael-san

Did you visit Art Museum, which is famous for Yayoi Kusama's works? If so, it may be Shinzan Kamijo (see here). If this is not one you are looking for, please tell more detailed info.
- Andy



141 2016/7/4 Kominkan
CC 
UNITED STATES
Is there another kominkan in Matsumoto beside M-Wing?


Note of webmaster: Hello, there are many (maybe more than 100) kominkan if we count small local kominkan.
Some sightseeing spots are also kominkan and anyone can rent a room. For example, old buildings in Agatanomori Park, Nakamachi Kurassic-kan, Performing Arts Center are kinds of kominkan.
Also, you can rent a room in the citizen support center (2th of TIC near the Castle) free-of-charge if you are Matsumoto citizen and register.
- Andy



140 2016/2/20 2 days Matsumoto itinerary
Jane 
UNITED STATES
Aloha, we will be in Matsumoto in the afternoon on April 18, and leave early noon on April 20. Can you please suggest an itinerary for sightseeing, activities and restaurants.? Thank you for your assistance.


Note of webmaster: Hi, I sent your e-mail address to a person in Matsumoto City Tourism Association. He or she will send you a suggested itinerary.
If you don't receive e-mail within a week, post again.
I hope this will help you.
- Andy



139 2015/10/11 Beginner Japanese classes
Hanzo 
UNITED STATES
Konichiwa!

Moved to Matsumoto a week ago and been searching for beginner Japanese language lessons. Do you have any recommendations where to look?

Any response will be greatly appreciated.


Note of webmaster: Konnichiwa (not Konichiwa), yokoso (welcome) to Matsumoto!
Could you read this response to a similar question?
- Andy



138 2015/9/18 Matsutake Mushrooms
denn 
UNITED STATES
I heard matsutake mushrooms are in season. Are there any farmer's markets near Matsumoto that sell matsutake mushrooms?
Are they grown near Matsumoto?
Thank you in advance. Denn


Note of webmaster: Hi, denn-san
Yes, matsutake's season has started. Most of farmer's markets in or near Matsumoto (for example, Yamabe Winery and Horigane Bussan Center) except for small markets are selling them. And I think matsutakes sold in farmer's markets are grown near Matsumoto.
You might know, they are very expensive (several thousands yen).
- Andy



137 2015/6/6 repiles outside blog forum
Keirh 
UNITED STATES
Hello all,
Is <matsumotohelp@gmail.com> a no reply?I had replied to Milton trying to post outside of this forum. Thanks!


Note of webmaster: Hmmm I'll take a look.

Weird indeed.



136 2015/6/2 View of Japan Alps
Niinii 
UNITED STATES
I am going to go there during beginning of March 2016. Could you please advise where can I enjoy great view of Japan Alps? Is there any routes or gondora to high points of Japan Alps in early March? Thank you !


Note of webmaster: Hi Niinii,
Japan Alps can be seen well from Joyama Park and Alps Park. A bus is commuting from the bus terminal only twice a day. There is a walking path between the two parks.
Only one gondola to high points of Japan Alps in March except ski gondolas is Shinhotaka Ropeway.
March is a good season to see Japan Alps covered with snow, though it is cold in high point areas and the path might be slippery.
- Andy



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