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Matsumoto Castle, Sake, Food & Craft Beer Walking Tour

Matsumoto Castle, Sake, Food & Craft Beer Walking Tour

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Matsumoto Castle is one of the most famous sights in Matsumoto, and this experience allows you to bypass long ticket lines as admission is included. First, explore the grounds of this impressive castle, then learn about Japan’s signature drink—”sake” at a sake brewery. Later, enjoy a local lunch, Nawate Shopping Street, and finally—round off the tour with a local craft beer.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.74
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$118.74

Matsumoto Discovery - Half Day Private Tour

Matsumoto Discovery - Half Day Private Tour

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Discover a real feudal era castle and the historical streets! Matsumoto is a city with deep-rooted living traditions and proud people who retain an ancestral way of life that we have to honor and respect! Get an introduction into Matsumoto’s past and present during a 4 hour half-day private tour. Create your own customized itinerary according to your desires, making your stay in Matsumoto the most unique and enjoyable experience possible! Your guide can help you build your tour of the city. Or simply follow the course that your guide prepares for you. Your guide will design a tour based on your interests and the spots you’re most interested in seeing. Take more than just a tour, discover ancient history and wisdom, have a unique and enlightening experience! Get a glimpse of all there is to explore in Matsumoto City! The provided tour details is our recommended itinerary. Tour available in English and French.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.95
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$68.95

Matsumoto Castle Tour & Samurai Experience

Matsumoto Castle Tour & Samurai Experience

Your chance to become a Samurai while visiting Matsumoto Castle! What better place to have your samurai experience than in a city with an authentic castle from the feudal era? First take a tour of Matsumoto Castle designated a “National Treasure” of Japan due to its well-preserved original structure! During the tour, you will learn about the Matsumoto Samurai lords, the history of Matsumoto City and even some of the castle's defensive strategies. Then experience a live hands-on Samurai Sword Fighting activity! A Master Samurai will teach you some of these ancient fighting techniques. You can choose your own colors for your outfit which consists of a yukata (light kimono), hakama (wide-leg pants), and obi (belt). You can even select your swords! The stage and the atmosphere of the place is bound to take you on a realistic journey back in time. The perfect setting for a complete immersion into this slice of Japanese history! Activity available in English and French.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.93
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$91.93

Matsumoto Half-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide

Matsumoto Half-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a government-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Matsumoto! Matsumoto is an attractive, cosmopolitan city featuring a superb castle, pretty streets, galleries, and cafes. Matsumoto is a great stepping stone on your way to the Northern Alps, or you can simply enjoy the city's fresh air and dramatic scenery of the nearby mountain peaks. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.61
Price varies by group size
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$76.61
Price varies by group size

Nagano 5-Day Pass

Nagano 5-Day Pass

Nagano 5-Day Pass is a ticket that allows you to fully enjoy the trains in the surrounding area including Nagano, Shinano, Ueda, Matsumoto. Nagano Prefecture is located in the central part of Honshu, Japan, and is called the roof of Japan. Take a trip to Nagano, one of Japan's most precious spas and treasures of history and culture. You can also observe wild monkeys enjoying hot springs in Jikkudaniya Enkoen during the winter season. ----------------------- Coverage Area: ----------------------- [[Shinano Electric Railway (しなの鉄道)]] -- Karizawa Station (軽井沢駅) - Shino noi Station (篠ノ井駅) -- Nagano Station (長野駅) to Myogogo Kogen Station (妙高高原駅) [[Nagano Electric Railway (長野電鉄)]] -- Nagano Station (長野駅) - Yudanagawa Station (湯田中駅) -- Ueda Electric Railway (上田電鉄) [[Ueda Station (上田駅) - Bessho Onsen Station (別所温泉駅)]] -- Matsumoto Station (松本駅) - Shinshigashima Station (新島々駅)
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  • 5 days
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$59.49
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$59.49

Matsumoto Private One Day Tour

Matsumoto Private One Day Tour

This action-packed private day tour to Matsumoto combines a visit to the historic Matsumoto Castle, the foodie experience of going to one of Japan’s biggest wasabi farms, and Hotaka Shrine too. Going on a guided tour saves time navigating and uncovers hidden gems you might not discover alone such as the quirky “Frog Street” which is known for its abundance of frog products.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$202.24
Price varies by group size
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$202.24
Price varies by group size

Highlights of Central Japan Tour: Matsumoto Castle & Kamikochi Alpine Valley

Highlights of Central Japan Tour: Matsumoto Castle & Kamikochi Alpine Valley

Defined by its mountains and natural landscapes, Central Japan is the literal heartland of this beautiful country and a road less travelled by many international visitors. This engaging one-day tour takes you to Matsumoto Castle - one of the few remaining original castles in Japan and a registered National Treasure - before heading high into the grandeur of the North Alps and onto the protected alpine oasis of Kamikochi. Led by a locally-based guide and including lunch and direct transport to and from Kamikochi, this tour captures the essence of Central Japan by combining two of its most iconic destinations.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$191.52
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$191.52

Matsumoto Castle Tour & Soba Noodle Experience

Matsumoto Castle Tour & Soba Noodle Experience

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100% hands-on from start to finish, experience a uniquely authentic Japanese Cuisine for yourself! Matsumoto is famous for the quality of its Soba (buckwheat flour noodles) and its historic feudal castle! First take a tour of Matsumoto Castle designated a “National Treasure” of Japan due to its well-preserved original structure. Then sample this traditional Japanese dish and even have a go at preparing it yourself! The soba-making workshop is an opportunity to get more than just the literal bite of this tradition. Step into the shoes of an apprentice and learn from an experienced soba master! Discover all the basics and learn how to use authentic soba-making tools. The activity is divided into two stages and it’s completely hands-on from start to finish. The best part is you get to eat your own noodles at the end! This is an exciting and enriching experience you can share with family and friends, and an unforgettable way to discover a unique aspect of Japanese cuisine!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.93
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$91.93

eTour de Matsumoto

eTour de Matsumoto

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Explore the city and its surroundings on this off-the-beaten-path bike tour! Far from the Japanese metropolises, enjoy a deep breath of fresh air and the magnificent landscapes of Matsumoto City. Ride an electric bicycle with your guide through the countryside of Matsumoto and discover the main historical sites of the city while enjoying a country ride through the vast fields surrounding the city. The ideal experience for all cycling enthusiasts! Matsumoto is centered in the Japanese countryside and is the ideal place to get on a bicycle for an exploration of the city and its surroundings! Beyond the city built around its historic castle, Matsumoto offers all kinds of magnificent rides. Explore the city's historic sites, take a deep breath of fresh air, as you cycle around the city, past rice fields and admire the beautiful and traditional Japanese farmhouses. You will not fail to marvel at the beauty of the landscapes, with the vast and spectacular Japanese Alps as a backdrop.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.95
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$68.95

Handmade Soba Making, Sake & Wasabi Lunch

Handmade Soba Making, Sake & Wasabi Lunch

An immersive experience within a local cuisine! Buckwheat has long been grown in Matsumoto, lending to its well-established tradition of Soba noodle making. But that's not all! A tasting of the variety of local Sakes and the discovery of fresh authentic Wasabi of the region awaits you! - Learn a traditional Japanese culinary art from a master While Soba is a simple dish by itself, making the noodles from scratch is a challenge that combines culinary art with precision knife handling and a dash of Japanese discipline. - Taste some of the best local sake with a sommelier Sake is one of Japan’s most famous spirits and is made mainly from water and rice. Consequently, the best quality sake requires an exceptional environment such as the one found in Matsumoto. - Discover all the secrets of real Wasabi The real taste of Wasabi is not what you find in plastic tubes. Yes, the flavor of real Wasabi is just as spicy, but much fresher and more nuanced than the store-bought kind!
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.91
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$114.91

Walk in the Footsteps of the Castle Lords of Japan

Walk in the Footsteps of the Castle Lords of Japan

A historic walk halfway between a stroll and hike! The ancient lords of Japan made a pilgrimage to Tokyo once every two years, as part of their feudal duties. Long foot hikes therefore awaited the Matsumoto Castle’s lords who also braved the Zenkoji Road, an extension of the famous Nakasendo Road on regular spiritual journeys to the Buddhist temple in Nagano City. During each of these trips, the lords stayed in luxurious hotels such as the Satoyama Villa Honjin. The tour begins at Matsumoto Castle in front of the main gate which was once an access way to the seat of feudal power. As you approach Kariyahara Pass for a short hike, you will discover the ancient intersection between Tokyo, Matsumoto and Nagano. This also happens to be the location of the very first toll road in Japan! After passage through Shiga-mura, you'll stop at the Satoyama Villa Honjin with its authentic architecture! It is in this profound Japanese atmosphere that you can enjoy a classic Japanese Bento Lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.40
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$126.40

Matsumoto Discovery - One Day Private Tour

Matsumoto Discovery - One Day Private Tour

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Discover a real feudal era castle and the historical streets! Matsumoto is a city with deep-rooted living traditions and proud people who retain an ancestral way of life that we have to honor and respect! Get an introduction into Matsumoto’s past and present during a 8 hour full-day private tour. Create your own customized itinerary according to your desires, making your stay in Matsumoto the most unique and enjoyable experience possible! Your guide can help you build your tour of the city. Or simply follow the course that your guide prepares for you. Your guide will design a tour based on your interests and the spots you’re most interested in seeing. Take more than just a tour, discover ancient history and wisdom, have a unique and enlightening experience! Get a glimpse of all there is to explore in Matsumoto City! The provided tour details is our recommended itinerary. Tour available in English and French.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.91
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$114.91

Matsumoto Full-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide

Matsumoto Full-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a government-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Matsumoto! Matsumoto is an attractive, cosmopolitan city featuring a superb castle, pretty streets, galleries, and cafes. Matsumoto is a great stepping stone on your way to the Northern Alps, or you can simply enjoy the city's fresh air and dramatic scenery of the nearby mountain peaks. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.76
Price varies by group size
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$95.76
Price varies by group size

Matsumoto 1 day Private walking tour

Matsumoto 1 day Private walking tour

You can explore Matsumoto,as you want with a local professional & friendly guide. Since this is a customized private tour, you can choose the tour time and the sights you visit. You will have great time and great food. Hotel meet up is included to ensure you receive a stress-free experience. If you are not sure where you wanna go, follow the sample itinerary.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$553.85
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$553.85
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Japan Alps Kamikochi Day Hike with Government-Licensed Guide

Japan Alps Kamikochi Day Hike with Government-Licensed Guide

Kamikochi is a popular resort in the Northern Japan Alps, offering some of Japan's most spectacular mountain scenery. With one of the most famous hiking paths in all Japan, we set foot there on our quest for traditional Japan. Kamikochi hiking course along the Azusa River is well maintained and almost flat. This value-packed trail day hike with a government-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Japan Alps! It is about 3.5 kilometres (2 miles) long and has only gentle elevation changes which takes around 2-4 hours to easy walk at a leisurely pace. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hours tour that's best for you! Note*1: The National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.76
Price varies by group size
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$95.76
Price varies by group size

Traditional Cuisine Lunch & Castle Town Secrets

Traditional Cuisine Lunch & Castle Town Secrets

Traditional gourmet cuisine and journey into the heart of Matsumoto City! In order to make your immersion in Japan even more complete, we invite you to join us on this fascinating journey into the very heart of Matsumoto City! - Discover all the secrets of Matsumoto City Explore the traditional Japanese warehouses and other historical buildings that represent the harmony between Japanese and Western architecture - Enjoy the local sake Taste a selection of excellent local sake recommended by the owner of this small still active local saje brewery - A gourmet culinary experience in a traditional restaurant This gourmet cuisine, also available in vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free versions in addition to the traditonal menu, will delight the taste buds of anyone - Discover all the secrets around the Matsumoto Castle domain Matsumoto Castle is a registered "National Treasure" of Japan. Howevern the historical and cultural importance of this castle is not confined to the castle tower
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.87
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$160.87

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