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Matsumoto Castle

Matsumoto Castle

The very reason why I came to Japan in the first place before flying to New Zealand is called Noriko. She is my penpal, whom I met via the Postcrossing website since last August 2014. When I wrote her about my WHV plans, she wrote me back that I would be welcome in her house in Matsumoto. As crazy as it seems, I believed her. So, here I am, a few months later, meeting in real life my friend Noriko. She is such a nice and loveable person and has a lot of plans for me to enjoy Japan. Amongst them: the Matsumoto Castle.

MITAKA'S GHIBLI MUSEUM

MITAKA'S GHIBLI MUSEUM

Going to the Ghibli Museum is already an adventure in itself. First, you have to get some tickets, which is not an easy task. You have to book the tickets a few months in advance, through a specific french travel agency (http://www.specialistejapon.fr/ghibli-museum-mitaka) or you can buy the tickets on a vending machine in a konbini. Since I didn’t manage to have some tickets from the french travel agency (all teh tickets were sold out even two months in advance !), Noriko, my penpal, managed to buy me some tickets and send them to me :

It was settled. I had my date with Totoro on June 22th (2015) at 14 :00.