Discover a real feudal era castle and so much more with our local English-speaking guide!

Article by Sylvain Danjaume

Matsumoto is a city with deep-rooted living traditions and proud people who retain an ancestral way of life that we have to honor and respect! Get an introduction into Matsumoto’s past and present during a 4 hour half-day walking tour. Or explore all the nooks and crannies of the city on our 8 hour full-day walking tour!

In winter, the mountains of the Nothern Alps serve as a perfect backdrop for Matsumoto Castle, creating a truly remarkable scene (


Half-Day and One Day Tour

Discover a real era castle and historical streets during a Half-day Walking Tour and explore an introduction into Matsumoto's past and present. Matsumoto castle is one of only 5 castles in Japan designated as national treasures. It is therefore one of the finest examples of Japans cultural heritage and welcomes visitors all year round. Nearby historical Nawate and Nakamachi market streets are also open to visitors and locals alike for shopping and casual dining.

Explore all the nooks and crannies of the city during a One-day Walking tour. We want to share with you our knowledge, experience and passion for Matsumoto City and Japan, by helping you have the best possible experience here, whatever your aspirations are, while maintaining the upmost respect for local life and people.


Visit Matsumoto

Your guide can accompany you throughout the city and its surroundings. A fully guided tour is provided to you at every stop and assistance with any inquiries you may have along the way. You can request advice on local events, festivals, restaurants, accommodations and just about anything else you may need to know during your stay in Japan.

More than just a tour guide, this is an opportunity to share an exciting and unique experience with a local resident who really knows Japan and Matsumoto!


Experience Matsumoto from a local's point of view

Make your stay in Matsumoto the most unique and enjoyable experience possible with your English-speaking guide.

Simply follow the course that your guide has designed based on the spots most of visitors are interested in seeing.


Additional Information


Meeting Location: Tour begins at Matsumoto Station. Your guide will meet you at 9:00am (and/or 1:30pm for Half-day Walking Tour).

Allergies: Please let us know if you have any food allergies or other restrictions (only applicable for One-Day Walking Tour).

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Important information:  Please note that the stairs to reach the top of Matsumoto Castle’s tower are steep and narrow.

Cancellation Policy: To receive a full refund, cancel up to 24 hours before the experience start date in the local time zone. No refunds will be given after that time period.

Terms & Conditions: Please read our Terms & Conditions


Booking Deadline: Book at least 1 day before

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Private Tour Option
(separate fee 20,000 JPY)