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The best business meeting ever at Ougato Hotel

Hi, It’s Asuka from YokoyaFarm. We went to Ougato Hotel at Utsukushigahara highland where is located east side of Matsumoto city and at an altitude of 2034m. This time, we visited not for staying but having a meeting. The hotel will serve our apple juice as a welcome drink for their guests. Ougato hotel is located on the mountain top where is one hour drive from downtown of Matsumoto city. From the hotel at the altitude of 2034m, you can see Matsumoto, Ueda, Nagano, Suwa and even Mt. Fuji if the weather is good. Besides, you can see beautiful sea of clouds in the morning if you have a luck.…

Yohasira Shrine in the downtown

Hi, It’s Asuka. It’s getting cooler gradually and it means we can get delicious apples too! So today, I’ll introduce about Yohashira shrine at Nawatestreet in Matsumoto. Yohasira shrine is located at the middle of this street. A lot of people come to visit here to pray everyday but there are also wedding ceremonies and Shichi-go-san (7,5,3 years old celebration) held here. Shichi-go-san is an annual festival in Japan to celebrate the grown of children.   People usually hold wedding ceremonies at ceremony halls or hotels nowadays in Japan but some people do at shrines. In the case of that, it’ called Shinzen-shiki (Shinto wedding) and people dressed with Japanese…

Please come to visit ! Firefly Festival in Tatsuno

2019 June 18th Hi everyone! I’m Asuka from Yokoya farm. I went to the Firefly Festival in Tatsuno(June 15th~June 23rd in 2019) with my family few days ago and it was so wonderful that let me introduce about it today!! Actually it was my birthday when we visited that festival !(^^)! Surprisingly the festival has long history and it started 71 years ago. I didn’t know about it  but I think my parents took me to there when I was a kid,,, It is held during the time when fireflies flashing and there are some food venders and drum performance.    Tatsuno town is 45 min drive or 40 min…

Let me introduce about Alps Park in Matsumoto

Hi, I’m Asuka from Yokoya farm. Let me introduce about Alps Park near from our farm today. It’s highly recommended for a family with 3 to 10 years old children. (However winter is extremely cold so you should visit spring to autumn) Alps park is located on a hill 20 min by car to north from Matsumoto station. You will see the beautiful view of northern alps and Azumino when you park your car at south gate. There is an observatory.   You will see a big playground after walking through the observatory. Here is occupied by many parents and children play with balls and soap bubbles and play badminton…