Matsumoto is one of many transit city in Japan. Here when I came from Tokyo and headed to Osaka, My bus needed to stop because Tokyo and Osaka is too far. How to describe Matsumoto is just small and tidy city. It became so empty and silent although it was still 8 P.M.... Since their population only about 245.000 people, no wonder if its happenned. I had no idea what to do but this "empty" city, evidenly have some quite interesting things to do. LET's EXPLORE!
(1) MATSUMOTO CASTLE
Castle that also known as Crow castle because of its black domain colous, is the main attraction of Matsumoto. Long long time ago, There is a strong domain in every city and then They built castle for their own defense. You cannot enter the castle, but if you come here at night, you will see beautiful reflection of its castle
Onsen, or Japanese traditional hot spring, maybe mostly famous in Kawaguchi or Mount Fuji area, but actually in every mountains area in Japan there are lots of Onsen place. And here, the one that I visited in Nagisa Life Site, I totally forgot the onsen's name since it was written in kanji -_- If you want to come here, just tell taxi, nagisa life site :) I never did onsen before so I was so exciting!! When I came in, it was so warm, I took a deep breath and I was in love with its greentea fragrance . Here there's a machine for you choosing package that you want ( unfortunately I totally blind with choices so my friend helped). It priced about ¥ 700, so cheap right? There's no limit, you can do onsen as long as you can, And you'll die cause of dehidration :P LOL. After got the ticket from the machine, I went to the reception to take my towel, and taaaaaaa I came in to a huge changing rooms row, well from here to the onsen pool YOU DONT ALLOWED TO TAKE PHOTOS, because lots of people NAKED!!!! HAHA. And I will teach you how to do onsen? (1)Take off all your clothes and put it in locker in changing room. Happy Starting Naked guys, I know it's weird and uncomfortable but you'll be habituated soon (2)Rinse your body, here in Nagisa, they provides soaps and shampoo, so you'll feel cleaner :p (3) Dip your feet in a small pool, too make sure it's totally clean before you enter the pool. (4) Enter the pool slowly! because the temprature of the water is about 40'c so It will shock your body if you enter it too hurry, here in Nagisa there are 2 big pool and 4 small cup pools ( for 1 person) outdoor and 2 big pool and 1 milk pool inside (5) Dont take it too long! Maybe about 20-30 minutes is enough, if you already done, don't rinse your body because some mineral contains in water maybe good for your skin.
(3) SEGA CENTER
still in Nagisa Life Site, I found it YEYY!! Actually there are lots of Sega in Japan, no wonder since it made in Japan. I have known sega since I was in elementry school, I remembered when I was in 1st grade, my mom gave me nintendo sega as my birthday give with mario bros game, Now it's already broken :P Here on the first floor, you'll find claw machines and cartoon ball machines and on the second floor, it's maybe more boyish games , like tekken,time crisis, and many more.