It was an exciting day, not only finally getting to see Matsumoto castle but experience driving there myself, a daunting prospect but it shouldn’t be too bad only 2 major road changes and it is sign posted most of the way.
We printed out a Google map of the route and off we went.
After leaving the minor roads, we came to the first major road sign posted to Matsumoto, the Google map said take route 152 then route 254 simple! But when we got to the cross roads it said Matsumoto Route 167! What do I do? We thought the 152 must be further along the road we were on so we went passed that turn off, several KM later it was obvious we weren’t on a main road to anywhere. So we went back to the cross roads and took te 167 anyway as that was the last mention of Matsumoto. Annoyingly when we got back to Internet access I found that it depends how much you zoom in to the map – cheers Google. Disappointingly confusing.
Granda decides to not to come into the castle a decision we thought was wrong at the time. But once we saw the stairs… That WAS a good idea.
At the ticket office more good news today there is a discount for foreigners 🙂 nice.
And so we bid farewell to Matsumoto, we managed to find our way back in the dark. Ready for the next adventure.