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|241 2015/6/6||repiles outside blog forum|
Is <email@example.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.
|239 2015/5/27||Real Estate resource|
My wife and I have visited Matsumoto twice and are interested in seeing what is available for vacation houses or conventional housing for purchase in Matsumoto and vicinity. Are there agencies with a web sight that could be recommended that can work with foreign buyers? Thank You!
Note of webmaster: Hi There Keith.
I caretake a vacation home for a person I first met on this page.
It would be available for short term or long term rental for that matter.
It is in the hills around Matsumoto. Such places are available at times.
It was purhased at a very competitive price in a run down state.
(A few tens of thousands I think, from a pool of foreclosed homes).
It has been moderately tidied up now.
If you are across Japanese there are sites that list such current foreclosed homes that can be bidded on.
Beyond that regular real estate is available.
Remember that in Japan expect deflation on a property, especially one with a newer building on it.
I think best value is derived from a building a decade or too old for a home.
For space and land older homes in a good state go for little more than land value.
Buildings here are seen like cars and devalue rapidly also. Probably little value is seen as being held in a typical 30+ year old building.
I will try to find a link to the default homes page if I can.
But remember it is very legally difficult in Japan to evict people from a home you may buy while they reside there.
I'll try to update this post soon with a link or maybe two.
And maybe one conversation on a podcast on this topic.
I am not so across regular Real Estate in English (but we own our own place so have been through a purchase process).
One link here to a useful Podcast by a Local Matsumoto resident on Real estate and housing.
There are a number of useful podcasts by this author that make for a good listen when you have a little time.
Most centered on the Matsumoto region and issues of living here in Japan from hands on locals.
|238 2015/5/7||Fishing in Matsumoto area|
|hawaiian traveler 2016|
I will be traveling to Japan in March 2016....Staying
at Tobira Onsen Myojinkan for 2 nights.....
Inquring if there is any stream/ river fishing close
Note of webmaster: Konnichiwa,
Myojinkan's Japanese blog says some guests were fishing along a river (photo) in front of the hotel. Ask Myojinkan!
|237 2015/5/3||Konashidaira campground|
|DAvid and Amandine|
We would like to book a bungalow for 2 people for 2 nights (11 and 12 of august) but the website is only in japanese so it'is a little bit difficult for us! I try to send an email but i'm not sure...
Could you book a bungalow for us? the B or D-type cabin. (Is the need to sleep ?)
Could you also confirm us the price?
David and Amandine
Note of webmaster: Hello,
I can book the B-type bungalow (cabin) on Aug 11 and 12 (some rooms have been occupied and some remain) for you. Tell me (e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org) your full name, phone number in Japan or hotel name where you stay in the previous night.
The total price seems to be 21,000 per two persons, two nights. I don't understand "Is the need to sleep?" I think there are blankets, sheets, and futon.
|236 2015/4/9||Next Week HIking in Matsumoto|
I will be in Matsumoto next weekend (Friday 17 to Sunday 19) and would like to do some nice 1 day hikes in the mountains in the area. Can you give some advise?
Note of webmaster: Umm.. Many western travelers want to hike this season, but it is too early in high mountains because much snow remains in the trails.
One nice hike in not high mountains is Mt. Hikarujo Hike in Azumino. You can hike on fantastic "cherry blossom trails" this season. See also this question and answer.
Have a nice trip,
|233 2015/3/10||Is it possible to see cherry blossoms in late April?|
I plan to visit Matsumoto on April 25.
Note of webmaster: Hi,
You can see them in places at high altitude and north area, such as Mt. Hikarujo in Azumino, Alps Park in Matsumoto (maybe a little late because cherries might bloom earlier than usual this year), and Omachi Park.
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