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7 2007/4/21 Great English Website--THANK YOU!
Diana 
UNITED STATES
I finally have a chance to venture out to other parts of Japan after having lived in Tokyo for almost four years! Your website has made it so easy to take the jaunt up to the J-alps. Thanks very much!



6 2007/4/20 Matsumoto, here I come!
Ella J. 
Visit Website SWEDEN
Hello from an icecold and rainy sweden!

First of all I would like to thank you for making such a complete and well-designed site! It was really needed for me since I am going to Matsumoto next week

One thing I would love to know is if the internet-usage at the tourist information really is f r e e? o_o

Oh and btw, at first I thought that your site was the official one xD Really nice.

Kind Regards,
Ella


Note of webmaster: Hello Ella J.
Good to hear that you are on your way to Matsumoto. I hope that you have a wonderful time here. Please let us know your thoughts. I would love to hear what you enjoyed as well as anything we could help you with.

The answer to your question is yes. The Internet access at the tourist information center is free. At the Tourist information center on Ote street in front of the main gate of the Matsumoto castle, there are two PCs (one is Windows and the other is Mac). Travellers may use these computers freely.

And, if you have your own PC, there is free wireless access at Tally's coffee shop near Matsumoto JR station and in the Matsumoto airport. Unfortunately there is no PC or wireless access in the tourist information center at Matsumoto JR station, but we have now made that suggestion.
Thank you for the wonderful comments and question.
All the best on your adventure,
Liza



5 2007/4/8 hi
katarina rhiner 
UNITED STATES
hi i am from iowa and i am doing a project when i stupled across your page as a matter of fact i am going to japan in june as an excange student and i really do think that it will be cool to see.



4 2007/3/26 Great site!
Colleen Rumpf 
UNITED STATES
I stumbled on your site tonight after searching for Asama Hot Plaza. It's been a few years since I've been in Matsumoto and I am homesick for it! Your site is terrific. I wanted to say that I have stayed at Ikedaya and it was lovely (I had a tatami room). They were so nice there and it was a huge improvement over the old Sunroute where I used to stay. Also, Sweet is my favorite cafe -- I used to go for a fabulous pastry and coffee in the morning and they would play The Beatles. Wonderful memories. Again, thanks for this site!


Note of webmaster: Hi Colleen
It's great to have your comments
If you would like to do a wee paragraph on any of the places you mentioned we would be glad to add it to the site in the related area.
Perhaps with instructions we may even be able to take a shot of the cafe or inn you have stayed at, to sit along side it. I understand you using the word "homesick" when relating to Matsumoto. I can well imagine feeling that way if I were now so far from it
Do write back with some details if you have the time.
Milton



3 2007/3/19 Matsumoto is the best big little city around!!
Chickmtber 
Visit Website CANADA
I have lived in Mats for more than 10 years now and I love every bit about it except for some of the bad drivers...besides that, it is a scenic paradise, with great nightlife and great people. Another bonus is the great mountain biking... Hope to see you out and about the town somewhere!!
Karey Watanabe
www.sweetriders.com


Note of webmaster: Hey Karey,
Thanks for the comment! Let me know if you would like to do any write ups for the sight about bike routes or favourite restaurants and bars.
I hope to see you soon.
Liza



2 2007/3/16 I had been looking for a website like this!
Linda Parker 
UNITED STATES
I really like the new website - I had been looking for a website like this about Matsumoto that lists all of the hotels - having all of the local hot springs listed is a bonus as well.

There is one festival that wasn't included in events - The Asama Onsen area Heso Festival (festival of the belly button.) That festival was a really good time, it's in July or August I believe..

Cheers,
Linda


Note of webmaster: Linda,
Thank you for the message. I'm glad you like the site. We did a little research about the Asama Onsen area Heso Festival. It looks like it was held from 1985 to 1994, but has not been held since. It's sorry to hear this because a belly button festival sounds like fun. Thanks for the heads up though. Please let us know if there is anything else that we are missing or that you think we should add.
All the best!
Liza



1 2007/3/16 Cherry Blossoms?
Julie 
NEW ZEALAND
Greetings,

What an excellent website! I'm now very enthusiastic about visiting Matsumoto.

What's the best place in town for viewing cherry blossoms? And when will they bloom this year?

Many thanks!
Julie


Note of webmaster: Hi Julie,

Thanks for posting your message.

According to "cherry blossom forecast" by Japanese organization, cherries will start blossoming on 4/5 in Matsumoto. Maybe mid-April is the best to see them.

Matsumoto Castle is famous for cherry. Jyoyama Park and Susuki River are popular among local pepole to enjoy cherries and BBQ. Also, Koubouyama and Hikarujyouyama(in Azumino City) are good hiking courses among cherry trees.

Matsuo (Nickname: Andy)



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