Japan Ukiyo-e Museum

The Japan Ukiyo-e Museum in Matsumoto is easy to miss: somewhat out of town and best reached by taxi or bus, but it is worth the trip. Now into its eight generation, the Sakai family has one of the largest best collections of ukiyo-e (woodblock prints) in Japan, some of them very famous, and some unknown but arresting: of note is a Dracula-inspired gothic scene of the castle.

The giftshop has an excellent range of posters, prints, and postcards for those inspired to start their own collections.