Wednesday, 14 January 2009

The place where I live - Matsumoto

I live in Matsumoto, which is a city near the Japanese Alps. It has a population of 228400 people and it’s the second biggest city in Nagano.

It’s a castle town. There is a beautiful black castle in Matsumoto. It is very famous, and it is one of Nagano’s most famous sightseeing areas. There are a lot of people who do sightseeing here every day.

The weather here is very cold, because Matsumoto is very high. It is about 600 meters above sea level. There is a lot of snow in winter, so Matsumoto’s car drivers need studless tires on their cars.

Matsumoto is famous for buckwheat noodles (Soba). People in Matsumoto like buckwheat noodles more than wheat noodles(Udon). There are more buckwheat noodle restaurants than wheat noodle ones.

I hope that Matsumoto becomes bigger. I want to go shopping. There is a lot of nature and a lot of spas, so I can go skiing and to spas easily.