Matsumoto Discovery - Walking Private Tour

Discover a real feudal era castle and so much more, on a personalized tour of Matsumoto City with our local English-speaking guide!

  • ¥13,000 for 4 people
  • 4 or 8 hr.
  • All ages

Samurai Sword Fighting

Your chance to become a samurai now that you’ve been to Matsumoto Castle! Where the History of the Samurai Endures What better place …

  • ¥5000
  • 60-90min
  • 12 and up

Taiko Drumming

Start down the road towards becoming a skilled taiko drummer! A Great Intro to Japanese Drumming Learn how to play from a local …

  • ¥5,000
  • 60–90 min
  • 6 and up

Soba Noodle Making

Learn a traditional Japanese culinary art from a master As Takagi’s soba master had put it, “Nothing tastes better than soba noodles you …

  • ¥6,200
  • 1–2 hours
  • 10 and up

Miso Brewery Tour and Lunch

A must-see for all foodies and lovers of Japanese cuisine and tradition As one of the few traditional miso paste makers left in …

  • ¥1,000
  • 1 hour
  • All ages

Tea Ceremony

An Authentic Tea Ceremony Experience Hidden Just Beyond Matsumoto Castle Witness a genuine ceremony performed in an ideal setting. Not only does Matsumoto …

  • Adults from ¥5,000
  • 1-2 hr.
  • 6 and up

Kimono & Ninja Costume Rental

A customizable experience that presents culture, history, and fashion all in one Walking the streets of Matsumoto in a kimono made me feel …

  • ¥2,700-¥9,900
  • 2 hours or more
  • All ages

Intricate Japanese Paper Art

Cut, tear, and glue traditional Japanese images together, building an intricate scene that you can bring home with you. Unique Materials Washi or …

  • 1 hr: ¥4,500, 1.5 hr: ¥5,500
  • 1 or 1.5 hr
  • 6 and up

Mysterious Picture Holder - Karakuri Byobu

Put your scissor and glue skills to the test in making this interesting Japanese craft! It doesn't look like it can open more …

  • ¥5,000
  • 1.5 hr
  • 6 and up

Cycling the Matsumoto-Azumino Area

Explore Matsumoto's surrounding by bicycle! The Beginning If you’re going to explore the rural areas around Matsumoto, the best way to do so …

  • ¥50,000/group
  • 7 hours
  • 13 or up

Live Shamisen Music & Mini-workshop

See, listen, and get hands-on with a centuries-old Japanese music tradition Just a few minutes' walk from Matsumoto Castle is a quaint, local …

  • ¥1,000
  • 1 hour
  • All ages

River Cruising by Raft

Glide across the crystal-clear waters of Azumino In Matsumoto's neighboring city, Azumino, you can go rafting on the pristine waters that flow through …

  • ¥5,500
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 3 and up

Apple Picking

Experience life on the farm in the Japanese countryside Tasty apples, picked with your own hands Interested in getting outside and experiencing what …

  • ¥3,000
  • 1 hour
  • All ages