Matsumoto Castle, Sake & Food Walking Tour in Nagano

Matsumoto Castle, Sake & Food Walking Tour in Nagano

Enjoy Matsumoto Castle, Sake & Food Walking Tour in Nagano !!!


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 which is ranked as one of Japan’s most beautiful. Then learn about Japan’s signature drink—”sake” at a sake brewery before exploring famous local streets.

  • Matsumoto castle entrance fees are included
  • Sake Tasting is included
  • 2 snacks included as we walk through one of the busiest streets in Matsumoto city and you can enjoy Japanese stalls
  • Learn and practice authentic Japanese eating style and discover other parts of Nagano outside of your guidebook.
  • Connect with local business owners to learn the history and local culture.
  • Photography Tour
    We will be on hand to take some happy snaps(by DSLR camera) which will be shared with you after the tour!

Trip Itinerary

09:15 or 12:45/ In front of Starbucks in Matsumoto station
Meet with our guide in front of Starbucks in Matsumoto station and head to Matsumoto castle
09:30 or 13:00 / Matsumoto castle
Arrival at Matsumoto castle. You go to enter Matsumoto castle and see inside of national treasure. It takes about 45min to 60min to look around.
10:45 or 14:15 / Arrival at Sake brewery
It’s like visiting to grandparents. The place is run by old owners. A lovely experience, delicious sake and enjoy having a look at inside of brewery.
11:15 or 14:45/ Start to Explore local area.
Your guide will introduce you retro town, favourite eateries and cafes on the way to Nawate Street.
11:30 or 15:00/ Arrive at Nawate Shopping District
One of the highlights of Nawate Street is the abundance of frog-themed decorations and sculptures. The frog motif is prevalent throughout the street, and there are various frog-related items available for purchase in the shops. The street attracts both locals and tourists who come to enjoy the quaint atmosphere, explore the shops, and take in the artistic and whimsical elements.
12:00 or 15:30 / Nakamachi Street
Nakamachi Street is another charming and historic street located in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Like Nawate Street, Nakamachi is known for its well-preserved traditional buildings and offers visitors a glimpse into the Edo period (1603-1868) architecture. Nakamachi Street is lined with kurazukuri buildings, which are traditional merchant houses with distinctive white walls and black latticework. These buildings now house various shops, cafes, galleries, and museums. The street has a nostalgic and tranquil atmosphere, making it a popular destination for those interested in experiencing the historical aspects of Matsumoto. Visitors to Nakamachi Street can explore the unique shops selling local crafts, souvenirs, and traditional Japanese goods. The area is also known for its sake breweries and local food establishments, providing an opportunity to taste regional specialties.
12:15 or 15:45 / Tour Concludes
The tour concludes at Matsumoto station and your guide will say good-bye here.

*If you want to explore more Matsumoto by yourself, you can stay in Nakamachi street area to wander around to continue your adventure*
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Matsumoto Castle, Sake & Food Walking Tour in Nagano
now on sale ¥13,000/pp
  • Walking Tour
  • Includes: Lunch, Matsumoto castle entrance fees & Sake Tasting
  • duration: 3 hours
  • Group: From 2 to 8 pp

¥13,000 per person

February 2024
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  • Duration: 3 hours, starting at 09:15 am & 12:45 pm
  • Minimum: 2 people per tour
  • Maximum: 8 people per tour
  • Price: 13,000 JPY (incl. tax) per person, Child (3-12) 9,500 JPY (incl. tax)
  • Infants (0-2) are free of charge.  An infant lunch is not included 
  • Includes: Matsumoto castle Entrance fees, 2 snacks & English-speaking guide
  • Excludes: Extra drinks and food (available to purchase), Bullet train tickets and other transportation fees.
  • Meeting location: In front of Starbucks in Matsumoto station
Professional Guide

Local expert, personable English-speaking guides

Walking tour

This is an easy going walking tour. You can come just as you are


You will enjoy tasting local Sake


Take the photo of spots around Matsumoto castle as well as on back street in Matsumoto city

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