Yesterday was a national holiday, so a few of us headed north to Matsumoto to go shopping and visit the castle, which is one of the top three in Japan. It's not hard to see why, it was incredible. It just so happens that there was a festival going on too, so we saw samurai and cheerleaders, dollied-up motorbikes... the works! And to top it off, we had a fish'n'chips lunch in an English-style pub. It wasn't the same as back home, but it was nice.
Matsumoto castle in all her glory.
Samurai waiting to cross the road... as they do...
What on earth is that?!!!
Ye olde Englishe pube!
Yet another manhole cover to add to my collection.
Sun heading down.