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Matsumoto Castle and the Streets of Old Days


Licensed Guide

7 hours
up to 5 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

Matsumoto castle was built about 400 years ago. It is a national treasure and a symbol of Matsumoto city. The black and white contrast of the castle with a backdrop of "the Japan Alps" is really photogenic! You also come across spring waters in every corner of the town. The water here is good to produce local rice wine, sake. Please try tasty spring water and sake.


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  • Matsumoto Castle
  • Streets of Old Days (Nawate-Dori and Nakamachi-Dori)
  • local lunch
  • Local Brewery

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What to Expect

You can enter the castle towers and get in touch with the old wooden structures where the lords of the castle and samurai warriors once lived. You can also enjoy strolling along two streets which still retain the atmosphere of the Edo Period. For lunch, I recommend soba (buckwheat noodles) or Sanzokuyaki (deep-flied chicken), the examples among popular local cuisines in Matsumoto. After lunch, you can visit one of the brewery where you can taste local wine.

Departure & Return

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Matsumoto or Matsumoto Station
Ending Point At your hotel in Matsumoto or Matsumoto Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, guide transportation fee (to Matsumoto)

What‘s not included

entrance fee (Matsumoto Castle ¥610/each), lunch (¥1000-¥2000), transportation fee (depends on your choice/ bus, local train or taxi)


I am available on Saturday. Besides the guide fee, you are requested to pay my transportation fee. Thank you for your understanding.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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