Japan

Matsumoto Castle

From Takayama we took the Nohi Bus to Matsumoto. The bus departs regularly from the bus station next to the train station. We didn't need to purchase tickets in advance, we just arrived 20 minutes before our departure at 10:20. The tickets are 3,100 Yen per person and the bus ride is about 2,5 hours… Continue reading Matsumoto Castle

Japan

Kyoto: Nijo Castle

Next on our list of sightseeing top spots was the Nijo Castle, which was built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence the first shogun of the Edo Period. It was expanded by his grandson by adding a five story castle keep a few years later. From 1867 onwards the Nijo Castle was used as an… Continue reading Kyoto: Nijo Castle