Discover Matsumoto: Landmarks, Sake, Kaiseki, & Castle Tour
Organized by Sylvain and his team
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Number of Guests
2 - 8 guests
Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Discover Matsumoto City via local landmarks & historical buildings, enjoy a sake-tasting, & then stop for a kaiseki meal at a Japanese restaurant. End with a guided tour of Matsumoto Castle.
Visit the must-see sites of Matsumoto City, including a traditional warehouse and other historic buildings
Try some of Matsumoto’s finest sake with a tasting experience
Dine on gourmet kaiseki cuisine using seasonal ingredients at a traditional Japanese restaurant with a garden view
Visit Matsumoto Castle–one of Japan's National Treasures
Explore charming Matsumoto City with this multi-sensory guided walking tour! Visit key landmarks like a traditional warehouse and other historic buildings. Try a variety of the region’s finest sake, then enjoy a kaiseki meal at a traditional Japanese restaurant with a picturesque garden. The grand finale is a tour of Matsumoto Castle–a national treasure and cultural site steeped in samurai history. Experience flow: Visit Matsumoto City landmarks like a traditional warehouse and other historic buildings Taste some of the region’s finest sake Enjoy a kaiseki lunch at a traditional Japanese restaurant with a picturesque garden Tour Matsumoto Castle Your Matsumoto City adventure begins by meeting your friendly guide at Nakamachi Street–a beloved local area lined with traditional merchant houses now housing galleries, shops, and cafes. From here, you’ll stop at a traditional Japanese warehouse and other historic buildings that populate the city landscape. After you’ve soaked up the key scenery, try some of Matsumoto’s finest sake with a tasting experience! After all this walking, you’ve surely worked up an appetite! Continue the journey by activating your sense of taste and smell with an authentic kaiseki meal using seasonal Japanese ingredients. Matsumoto's delicious local cuisine and fine ingredients are the stars here, offering authenticity with enough variety for gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian menu adjustments. A genuine taste of the region primes guests for their foray into the grounds of Matsumoto Castle. Of course, plenty of treasures await within, from the weathered walls that defended the town to stunning vistas visible from its upper floors. This 16th-century marvel is one of Japan's few remaining original castles, and its five-tiered donjon stands as a stoic witness to centuries of samurai stories.
A guided tour of Matsumoto (English-language)
A sake-tasting experience Traditional kaiseki-style lunch at a Japanese restaurant
Entry/admission to Matsumoto Castle and its grounds
Miscellaneous fees during the activity (snacks, souvenirs, etc.)
Insurance (Travel Insurance, Private Insurance, etc.
Additional orders or drinks during the meal
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Begin your tour at Nakamachi Street. Your guide will meet up with you at 10:00am.
Please wear comfortable walking shoes
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Place a Booking
Select at least 2 guests
Select at least 2 guests
(13 - 99)
Earliest available date: December 3, 2023
Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.