If you are staying in the area, be sure to spend a little time taking in colorful neighborhoods like Matsumoto, Suwa and Yamagata.
To really get a feel for Matsumoto, take a trip to one of its fabulous cultural destinations. Take a guided tour, admire the building in which it is housed or simply enjoy the wonderful artworks at the Japan Ukiyo-e Museum.
Matsumoto offers tourists a wide range of sights. As you are planning your stay, allow plenty of time to visit as many of them as you can. The Matsumoto area features some evocative reminders of the past; don’t miss Matsumoto Castle.
When it’s time to put your feet up after enjoying the charms of Shiojiri, check in to one of the many local bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. Check out the rooms, rates and amenities at the Matsumoto Marunouchi Hotel, the Hotel New Station, or the Dormy Inn Matsumoto.