Enjoy Matsushiro: Tourist Information, Tips & Suggestions

Enjoy Matsushiro: Tourist Information, Tips & Suggestions


Visitors to Matsushiro will discover a quiet and unassuming town offering plenty to do. The emphasis however should be on quiet. Now enveloped by the sprawl of Nagano City, what was once a separate town is now a suburb of the larger city, with historic sites and places of interest dotted through the town.


Our ‘Highlights of Matsushiro: Nagano City’s Samurai Town’ page introduced the town’s most well-known attractions. For further tips and suggestions, including some more obscure but very interesting destinations, please see our ’15 Things to Do in Matsushiro’ page.


Open daily from 09:00 to 17:00, the Matsushiro Tourist Information Center is located next to the Sanada Treasures Museum. Friendly staff are on-hand to assist with your enquiries with rental bicycles available from 09:00 to 16:00 / JPY500 per persons. Both adult and kids bikes are available – a great way to explore the town.


For guests wanting to visit Matsushiro in the comfort and convenient of their own vehicle, we can arrange private tours and charters customised to fit your needs including starting and ending at any destination.


Please refer to our ‘Private Tours & Charters in Matsushiro’ page for details.


Why choose us?


Awarded a 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for our 1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake Tour – recognised as one of the Top 10 Experiences in Japan – Snow Monkey Resorts is Nagano’s No.1 tour and charter operator.


Locally-based and operating all year round, we offer the local knowledge, support, and service that you need to get the most out of your adventure in Japan.



Got a question about visiting Matsushiro? Feel free to contact us and let’s get planning together!