Many events will take place in downtown Matsumoto this year but you will also find other events in different locations around the city. Located to the east of Matsumoto, Utsukushigahara Onsen is a great place to enjoy traditional Japanese hot springs as well as some of our recommended events for spring and summer in 2023.
Matsumoto Wine Tasting
- Tuesday 1st June ~ Sunday 11th June
For those staying in the Utsukushigahara Onsen area, wineries of the region will offer a selection of two varieties of red and white wine, selected to match your palate. Served in tasting glasses of perfect size, you can try them out at a generous price. Customers ordering all varieties will also be offered a souvenir (limited quantity available).
Mountain Castle Ruins, Wine Tasting & Lunch
Matsumoto Sake Tasting
- Saturday 1st July ~ Sunday 9th July
For those staying in the Utsukushigahara Onsen area, sake breweries of the region will have a selection of four varieties for you to savor. Served in smaller sized cups, you can enjoy your tasting session at a reasonable price. Customers ordering all varieties will be offered a souvenir (limited quantity available).
Local Sake Brewery Tour & Tasting
Matsumoto Folk Craft Gallery
- Monday 1st May ~ Wednesday 31st May
This event is free to access for anyone staying at accommodation in Utsukushigahara Onsen during this period!
‘Tanabata’ Festival (Festival of the Weaver)
- Saturday 1st July ~ Monday 7th August
Discover the ‘Oshie-bina’ and ‘Tanabata’ decorations from the Matsumoto region! Strips of paper will be at your disposal to write a wish on and attach on a Tanabata bamboo tree.