The Matsumoto Castle, located in the city of Matsumoto in Nagano prefecture, is listed as a national treasure of Japan. Built in the 16th century, the castle still has its original wooden structure. It is renowned for the steep wooden stairs leading from one floor to the next, until the uppermost floor. Various weapons of the epoch, including swords and rifles, are displayed along the way.
Since my better half is Japanese I often have the chance to travel to Japan. I grew fond over time of this magnificent country. I thought of sharing with you some places worth visiting in this little but growing travel guide to Japan. I try to show with images what I can't express with words. I hope you may find here some inspiration! For those who wonder, I chose the moniker Gaijin-San after being called like this by a waitress at a grilled eel restaurant. "Gaijin" means foreigner and "San" is a honorific suffix in Japanese. View all posts by Gaijin San