Terminal Station: JR Matsumoto Station
Access from Tokyo
0. at Tokyo station
1. use JR Chuo line to Shinjuku.(14 min.)
1. use JR Azusa Express to Matsumoto.(3 hr.)
1. use Chuo Freeway to Matsumoto (2.5 hr.)
2. take Nagano Expressway to Matsumoto (30 min.)
Matsumoto is large basin area of Nagano prefecture. On the west side of this basin, there is Kita Alps that has many over 3,000m tall mountains. Therefore, it has heavy snow in winter, and there are many ski resorts. Because of Kita Alps and other high mountains provide very pure water, Soba and Wasabi are major produces and delicacy of this area, especially Shinsyu's Soba is very popular. Also, Matsumoto Castle is the main feature of this area. It is one of 12 exisited remaining castles in Japan.