Matsumoto City is a small village (200,000+ people) in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. It's where we met while teaching ESL classes. We lived there for three to four years, from 1998 to 2002. Although we were sad to leave our friends in Japan, we were very excited to move back to the United States to begin a new chapter in our lives. You can read more about Matsumoto City here: http://www.yamasa.org/japan/english/destinations/nagano//matsumoto.html.
(Castle photo by ehnmark, Flikr.com)