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 …

  • ¥4,000
  • 2 hours
  • 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 …

  • ¥3000, ¥4000, ¥5000
  • 30 min, 60–90 min, 90–120 min
  • 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

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 …

  • ¥700
  • 1 hour
  • All ages

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

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 …

  • ¥3,000
  • 1–2 hours
  • 10 and up

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 …

  • ¥2,000
  • 1 hour
  • All ages