The wholesale market festival (Oct.21)
The annual event open to the public in Oct.
At this market, you'll find the freshest and highest-quality produce, including vegetables, fruits, fish, nuts, flower and many more.
Enjoy watching a tuna-fileting show and the trial product auctions for visitors. A taiko drum performance is also scheduled at 8:30 am & 10:00 am.
Date & Time: Oct 21 (Sun), 8:00-13:00
Location: Matsumoto public wholesale market
7600-41 Sasaga, Matsumoto
Access: Take a JR train from Matsumoto Sta. to Hirata Sta. It's a 20-min walk from there.
Kiso Autumn Lacquerware Festival (Oct. 21)
Kisohirasawa is a famous town for lacquerware. A major lacquerware market and workshops will be held this weekend that attracts many visitors from all around the country.
Wild mushroom miso soup is served for free.
Date & Time: Oct 21 (Sun) 9:00-16:00
Location: Kisohirasawa district (2 km North from Naraijuku post town)
Access: Take a JR train from Matsumoto Sta. to Kisohirasawa Sta.
Official site (Japanese) http://shikki-shukuba.shiojiri.com/news/2018091900015/
Oyaki and mushroom festival in Norikura highlands (Oct.21)
Learn to make oyaki dumplings (one of Matsumoto’s local food specialities) with the locals.
You can also get a bowl of wild mushroom miso soup for ¥200/bowl.
No reservation needed.
Date &Time: Oct 21 (Sun), Anytime between 10:30-12:00
Cost: ¥300/person for making 2 Oyaki dumplings.
Location: Norikura Kogen Tourist Information Center
4306-5 Norikirakogen, Azumi, Matsumoto
Access: A 30 min train ride from Matsumoto Sta. to Shin-Shimashima Sta. and then a 60 min bus ride from Shin-Shimashima Sta. View the timetable: here.