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Matsumoto Guide

Matsumoto is a city in Japan occupying an area of approximately nine hundred and twenty square kilometres or around three hundred and fifty five square miles. The city is geographically situated in the region of Chubu and in the prefecture of Nagano. Matsumoto city is relatively new city and it was formed after 4 villages were merged with the old city of Matsumoto. The old city of Matsumoto first came into being in 1907 on the first of May.

The city of Matsumoto has a population of around two hundred and twenty seven thousand people. The population density is approximately two hundred and forty seven people per square kilometre.

Encircling Matsumoto are mountains which provide a picturesque view. Mountain climbing and hiking are popular activities and spots where such activities take place can be accessed by bus. Alternatively one can use any of the various car hire companies available in the area.

Major attractions in the city of Matsumoto include the Matsumoto castle. This is a castle that was constructed more than four centuries ago. The castle houses old weapons dating to ancient times. Some of these weapons were from European countries or were inspired by European weapons. They include rifles and muskets. Tourists can use car hire companies to get to the castle. Another architectural attraction is the Kaichi School. In Japan Kaichi School is the earliest junior high school and it is renowned for its beautiful looks and form.

The city of Matsumoto receives an average annual rainfall of slightly over a thousand millimetres. Agriculture is practised in the area and some of the crops that are grown include rice, celery, apples, tomatoes, lettuce and grapes. Other industries include manufacturing which features mostly the production of agricultural machinery. Then there is tourism and especially sports tourism where people visit the area to ski.

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    Japanese yen
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    60 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    60 km/h
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What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

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Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

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