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Japan is an island country in East Asia. It is located in the Pacific Ocean it lies to the east of China, Korea, and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea in the south. Its capital and largest city is Tokyo. It has the world's 10th largest population. It is world's largest international creditor and is the sixth largest exporter and importer and is a member of the United Nations. And it is a leading nation in the fields of scientific research, technology, machinery, and medical research with the world's third largest budget for research and development.
Matsumoto is a city located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Matsumoto is designated as a special city. The population of the city is 208,513 and total area is 265.87 square kilometers.
Matsumoto is surrounded by mountains and is acclaimed for its beautiful views. Access to hiking and climbing in the mountains is readily available by local bus transportation. Matsumoto has several historic features, such as Matsumoto Castle, Kaichi school and Temari.
Matsumoto is attractive to travellers not only because of the traditional culture but also its calm climate and its products. Matsumoto soba is famous and many are delighted by its delicate taste. Just north of Matsumoto is the world's largest wasabi farm. Wasabi can only be grown in extremely clean water and there is much local pride.
In addition, Saitou Kinen Orchestra performs every year from summer to autumn and many famous musicians such as Seiji Ozawa come to play musical instruments. It is very popular and difficult to get tickets and many people wait in the line beginning two days before tickets go on sale.

Castle Matsumoto Castle was built more than 400 years ago. It is also called Crow Castle because of its black appearance. The castle is open to tourists and displays many ancient weapons from and inspired by Europe including muskets and rifles. And Kaichi School Kaichi School is the first junior high school in Japan. The beautiful appearance of Kaichi School is much acclaimed.

Like some of its sister municipalities and towns, Matsumoto is blessed with beautiful surroundings and a unique natural setting. The picturesque scenery, the majesty of nature, the slow pace of life, and the welcoming nature of its people all combine to make this region one of the most important tourist attractions in Japan.

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