Matsumoto Castle
Japan food cold soba noodles with cucumber and dried seaweed
Matsumoto Kamikochi that is a national park

The alpine city of Matsumoto is famous for many things – it’s renowned for producing incredible art and artists, its beautiful setting in the northern Japanese Alps and for being the birthplace of soba (buckwheat) noodles, a Japanese delicacy. Try super-fresh soba noodles in one of Matsumoto’s restaurants – some even offer the chance to make your own.

15 days

Japan food and art trail

Japanese culture in depth
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