On the third day, i went out with Yuriko and her neighbour Ayumi to Matsumoto city.

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That day the sun shone like a star. I know this sentence sounds like one of those you are cute like like shit or it’s beautiful like hell kinda nonsense but look! It shone like a star!!!

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And it is beautiful like hell.

Snow mountains, a swan in the middle of the lake.

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松本城 , Matsumoto Castle.

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We climbed all the way up and down. It was a fort built some 500 years ago. Amazing!

After visiting the castle we went to the Frog Street.

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Got frogs everywhere, very cute one!

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Old, old street.

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It says “Pedestrain’s Heaven”.

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Haha very old school!

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Yuriko can be very child-like too!

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Yaki-in スタンプチュやねん!:D

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This is where i bought my Daisuki Senbei!!! 😀

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This is Taiyaki— a Japanese fish-shaped cake that is made of waffle batter. They have a lot of different fillings, from the original red bean paste to choco to Shio Caramel to…

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Cream cheese!

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After that we went to a temple in Matsumoto.

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I did Omikuji (they called it sacred lottery) and got a 吉! 😀

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Then fed pigeons with my fish. what turf.

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And lunch time we went for Soba noodle, another Matsumoto’s specialty.

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I was thrilled to dine out because… well. You know.

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I had Tempura Soba.

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Ayumi with her… i forgot.

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And Yuriko’s cold soba.

Have you ever seen fresh wasabi before?

I mean, all wasabi is fresh unless u buy the one in tubes like toothpaste but i mean fresh, ungrated wasabi root. Have you have you?

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Well apparently you have to DIY wasabi paste for your soba!

I know i’ve said this before but anyone of you plays Nintendo Tamagotchi Connection?! In the sushi ya you will have to make the sushi by grate wasabi, put the rice with wasabi and topping before delivering the sushi your costomers.

And the tamagotchi goes like wa~sabi when he/she/shim/it picks up the green mushy spice. It’s sooooooooo cute i swear. I normally make he/she/shim drag the thing long enough so it sounds like wa~~~~~~~~~sabi. ^^

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Look, you just brush it vigorously against the grater, which is made of sharkskin i believe.

It’s a very good exercise before meal, burn calories in advance.

After that we drove up to a small hill nearby.

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According to Yuriko, in spring the entire hill is pink color because it’s full of sakura. And now they are just botak T_T.

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This is one of my fav. Yuriko and Ayumi from far.

And when you climb up you can see the entire Matsumoto city. A good paktor place.

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I’m sure the two kids ponteng school to come here one because it was school time what turf. And it looks like he has his arm draped around her but it’s just an illusion! No arm so long one la (except Oli’s) the black thing is her scarf.

In the afternoon, some officers (cum editor cum journalist i suspect. Matsumoto is a very small city)  from the press came and did an interview with me on my homestay.

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And a month later it came out in one of the Matumoto’s publications. Yuriko sent a copy to me.

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I’m famous in Matsumoto liao.