AnneMarie and Andrew

Annemarie and Andrew – Trekking Asia

Matsumoto Castle & Utsukushigahara

Matsumoto Castle & Utsukushigahara


Posted on Jul 17, 2014

This was our fourth day in the Japanese Alps. Yesterday, we had driven from Kanazawa to Kurobe Dam and then to Matsumoto. Today, the plan was to visit Matsumoto castle and then to go to the Utsukushigahara highlands for a walk, or if it rained (as it often does) then we would drive on the mountain passes. First, Andrew had his hair cut. He nearly got a number 1 all over as the clipper blades here are in milometres and not as we are...

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Kanazawa to Matsumoto

Kanazawa to Matsumoto


Posted on Jul 16, 2014

A few days earlier we’d driven from Nagoya, near the south coast of Japan, to Kanazawa on the north coast, passing by the edge of the Japanese Alps. We would now start our journey southwards again, winding around the mountains and zigzagging a bit until we reached Nagoya again in just under a week’s time. Our destination for this leg of the journey is Matsumoto, famed for its castle. But rather than drive directly there we...

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