Matsumoto Castle, Sake, Food & Craft Beer Walking Tour

Enjoy Matsumoto Castle, Sake, Food & Local Craft beer at Matsumoto city in Nagano !!

2020 Cherry blossom Forecast in Matsumoto

If you would like to see beautiful cherry blossom in Matsumoto castle, please book this tour between 3rd and 9th of April(Information from forecast on 16/Feb). Please note that full bloom really depends on weather, so we cannot guarantee you full bloom when you have our tour. We will inform you of the dates of flowering of cherry blossom in this column.

Now forecast says full bloom in Matsumoto castle is 06/April/2020.(updated on 21/Mar/2020)

The best season for cherry blossom in Matsumoto city is a little bit later than Tokyo(Cherry blossom season in Tokyo starts from the end of Mar). It usually starts from early April and it will end around mid April, so if you have missed a chance to see it in Tokyo or if you would like to see beautiful cherry blossom around national treasure Matsumoto castle, please book our tour !


You can do Sake Tasting in friendly owner’s brewery,  have wonderful local Matsumoto food for lunch and drink great local craft beer. We will walk through famous street in old town as well as hidden places to explore more about Matsumoto city. Of course in this tour you will enjoy Matsumoto castle which  is ranked in top 3 beautiful castle in Japan and is a registered National Treasure. 

  • Matsumoto castle entrance fees are included
  • Sake Tasting
  • Lunch
  • Local Craft Beer(1 drink)
  • Walking 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!
  • Photo Friendly
  • 4.5 Hours
  • 2 to 10 people
  • All weather

Trip Itinerary

10:00 / Matsumoto station
Meet Up with our guide at Matsumoto station and head to Matsumoto castle
10:20 / Matsumoto castle
Arrival at Matsumoto castle. You go to enter Matsumoto castle and see inside of national treasure.
11:30 / 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.
12:15 / Lunch
You have Matsumoto’s local lunch.
13:30 PM / Nawate street (Frog street)
After Lunch, we move to Nawate street called Frog street. Here, you can grab some food from stalls, such as Sweet rice dumpling, Taiyaki, and Oyaki.
13:45 / Drink Craft Beer
You have Matsumoto local craft beer here and you can still explore Matsumoto city.
14:00 / Nakamachi shopping street
Arrival at Nakamachi shopping street and you can see 400 years of history of castle town
14:30 / 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 & Craft Beer Walking Tour
now on sale ¥13,500/pp
  • Walking Tour
  • Includes: Lunch, Matsumoto castle entrance fees & Sake Tasting
  • duration: 4.5 hours
  • Group: From 1 to 8 pp

¥15,500 now on sale
¥13,500 per person

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  • Duration: 4.5 hours, starting at 10:00 am
  • Minimum: 1 people per tour
  • Maximum: 10 people per tour
  • Price: 15,500 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, Lunch, Sake Tasting, Local Craft Beer(1 drink) & English-speaking guide
  • Excludes: Extra drinks and food (available to purchase), Bullet train tickets and other transportation fees.
  • Meeting location: 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 & local craft beer.


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

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