Matsumoto Castle, Sake & Craft Beer Walking Tour in Nagano

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Duration
4.5 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 10 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
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Vegan, Vegetarian
Matsumoto Castle, sake, food, & craft beer in Nagano? Say no more. Join this whirlwind walking tour of Nagano that combines Japanese culture, history, sake tasting, food, & craft beer.
Highlights
Explore the historic Matsumoto Castle, delving into its fascinating history and intricate architecture.
Enjoy a sake-tasting adventure at a local, well-established brewery, savoring the authentic flavors of Nagano's traditional craftsmanship.
Conclude your journey with a tasting of local craft beer, blending modern flavors with the cultural richness of Nagano.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Discover Nagano's best on our guided walking tour! Matsumoto Castle, sake tasting, food, and craft beer await in this whirlwind adventure. Uncover Japanese culture, history, and culinary delights in just a few unforgettable hours! Itinerary: Meet at Matsumoto Station Matsumoto Castle tour Sake tasting at a sake brewery Stop for lunch Explore Nawate Street (Frog Street) Visit a craft beer bar Nakamachi shopping street Tour conclusion Embark on a captivating journey through Nagano, where history, culture, and culinary delights converge. After meeting your guide at Matsumoto Station, step into the past at Matsumoto Castle, a national treasure dating back to the 16th century. Ascend its wooden halls, absorb the ambiance of tatami mat floors, and relish panoramic views from the castle keep, unraveling the tales of feudal Japan. Continue with a sake-tasting odyssey at a historic brewery run by seasoned owners. Immerse yourself in the nuances of local sake flavors, gaining insights into the meticulous brewing techniques that define Nagano's rich sake culture. Savor a tasty local lunch before making your way to the lively Nawate Street, affectionately known as Frog Street. If you’re feeling peckish, you can sample a variety of street foods (e.g. sweet rice dumplings, taiyaki, oyaki) for an additional charge. Transition into modernity with Matsumoto's local craft beer. Unwind in a cozy setting, sipping on artisanal brews that harmonize with the historical charm of the region. From here, delve into history at Nakamachi Shopping Street, an Edo-period avenue adorned with well-preserved merchant houses. Explore quaint shops and cafes, absorbing the echoes of Matsumoto's past. Reflect on a day filled with Matsumoto's medieval grandeur and modernity as the tour concludes at Matsumoto Station.
Inclusions
Matsumoto Castle entrance fees
Sake tasting session
Delicious lunch
Local craft beer bar with one complimentary drink
Capture memorable moments with our camera, and receive the photos after the tour
Exclusions
Additional beverages and food items are available for purchase, and bullet train tickets and other transportation fees are not included.
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Meet in front of Matsumoto station
Remarks
Kindly inform us of dietary restrictions to ensure a delightful culinary experience tailored to your needs.
Participants must be at least 20 years old to partake in alcohol consumption during the tour.
The tour concludes at Matsumoto Station. Should you wish to further explore Matsumoto independently, you can linger in the Nakamachi Street area to continue your adventure.
Infants (0-2) are free of charge. Please note that an infant lunch is not included in the tour package

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Home to several of Japan’s highest mountains, discover the many secrets of Nagano; from world-class pistes to villages frozen in time, and even a troop of hot-tub loving monkeys!
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Earliest available date: February 26, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals