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Matsumoto Golden Tour


Nagano
8 hours
up to 30 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

I would like to guide you Matsumoto called little Kyoto. The typical scenic spots as the castle town of Matsumoto are the spectacular Matsumoto Castle, the Former Kaichi School, Timepiece Museum, Nawate dori shopping avenue with an old-style atomosphere, and Matsumoto City Museum of Art.

Itinerary

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  • Matsumoto Castle
  • Former Kaichi School
  • Timepiece Museum
  • Nawate dori shopping avenue
  • Matsumoto City Museum of Art

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What to Expect

You can see the oldest fivefold, six-storied among existing donjons in ]apan. Inside the black castle, You see a multitude of ancient artifacts including various weapons and elaborate armors.

The former Kaichi School is one of the oldest elemetary schoools in japan. It is a mix of Japanese and Western styles of architecture, and remains a designated symbol of the Meiji Era civilization.

Nawate-dori Shopping avenue is also called a frog street. The street represents the image of about 400 yeard ago. The avenue is lined with nearly 50 toy, antique, mom-and-pop candy stores.

You enjoy watching old moving clocks in the Matsumoto Timepiece Museum.

In Matsumoto City Museum of Art, you can enjoy watching the works of Yayoi Kusama both outside and inside the museum. In particular the "Red Pumpkin" in Naoshima is very popular as her work.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point In front of Matsumoto Station
Ending Point In front of Matsumoto Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, dinner, entrance fee and the like

Important

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Thank you.

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

Could you tell us how much transportation fee and entrance fee are?

Your transportation fee in Matsumoto city is not needed. The Entrance fee is 1,320yen per person. My transportation fee to Matsumoto is 8,000 yen.

How should we get to Matsumoto from Tokyo?

Please use Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tokyo to Nagano and change trains to Matsumoto. It takes about 3 hours for 9,280 yen per person. You use JR train, so if you have a JR pass, you don't need to pay.

Could you advise where will we visit next?

I would recommend you visit Takayama through Kamikochi.
As for Kamikochi tour, please refer to "https://triplelights.com/japan/tour/nagano-kamikochi-hiking-896"
As for Takayama tour, please refer to "https://triplelights.com/japan/tour/gifu-takayama-little-258"

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.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

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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Reviews ( 102 )
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Diane Diane Japan ( Family )
Excellent
37 minutes ago

“ Kyoto day trip ”

Hideo have us a full day at Kyoto covering major sites and selected a great lunch place. He was knowledgeable about history and each site, and spoke good English. Hideo was very well organized and kept us on track to see everything. It was overly ambitious to try to cover Kyoto sites in one day as we were unable to see each site thoroughly. But we did want an overview and got that and want to return one day to learn more.

Sandy Sandy United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ A wonderful experience ! ”

We had a wonderful day with Hideo. He was knowledgeable, friendly and so helpful.

Hideo:

Hi Sandy I'm very happy to receive your review. Matsumoto Castle had a little steep stairs but you easily walked upstaires. In Matsumoto City Museum, I'm sure, you could enjoy the works of Yayoi Kusama, the most famous modern artist in Japan. I wish all of you happiness and I hope to see you again. Thank you, Sandy.

Bob Bob United States ( Couple )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ A very good experience ”

Well-organized, good group control. Very knowledgeable about Japan, and excellent skills at relating it. Sometimes difficulty with communication due to soft and relatively high-pitched voice! Would use again

Hideo:

I'm very happy to receive your review. I'll make use of your point (English speaking) going forward. I hope you enjoy Japan tour on Azamara Quest Cruise Ship. I wish you every happinss. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Bob.

Ariella Ariella Canada ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Wondering Day with HIDEo ”

We had a wonderful day with HIDEo. We would recommend booking a tour with HIDEo

Hideo:

I'm very happy to receive your review. We visited Matsue Castle and Shimane winery where we could enjoy wine tasting and barbecue for lunch. Lastly we visited sacred Izumo Grand Shrine closely related to Japanese Mythology. I wish you happiness. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Ariella.

Anju Anju United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Excellent day in Kyoto! ”

Hideo is very organized and knowledgeable! He met us in the lobby of our hotel and we spent about 5.5 hours together. He knew quite a bit about the history of Kyoto and Japan in general and answered all of our questions. It was very hot, but we managed quite nicely as there were enough times we were in a cooler areas. His English, while not like a native speaker's, was perfectly fine. We had no trouble understanding or communicating. We did provide lunch, but it was our pleasure to have Hideo as our guest. He made the day very enjoyable!

Hideo:

Hello Anju I'm very happy to receive your review. It was very hot on that day, bur thank you for following my guide payin my lunch. I wish your family much happinss. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Anju.

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