Monday, June 21, 2010
Matsumoto castle was my favorite tourist sight and there wasn't a nicer day to view it. Don't let the blue skies, peaceful garden, and intricate decorative detail of the castle fool you because on the inside the castle is structurally equipped for battle. There are holes in the floor and walls for throwing rocks and shooting guns and its war exhibition is completed with genuine set of armor. While not the most exciting activity we did in Japan, it was quiet and peaceful unlike many tourist spots which was appreciated in the craziness in traveling.