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Matsumoto Cultural Experiences
  • Matsumoto Cultural Experiences
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  • Matsumoto Cultural Experiences
  • Matsumoto Cultural Experiences
  • Matsumoto Cultural Experiences
  • Matsumoto Cultural Experiences
  • Matsumoto Cultural Experiences
  • Matsumoto Cultural Experiences
  • Matsumoto Cultural Experiences
  • Matsumoto Cultural Experiences
  • Matsumoto Cultural Experiences
  • Matsumoto Cultural Experiences
  • Matsumoto Cultural Experiences
  • Matsumoto Cultural Experiences
  • Matsumoto Cultural Experiences
  • Matsumoto Cultural Experiences
  • Matsumoto Cultural Experiences

Matsumoto Cultural Experiences

Traditional Experiences Nearby the Castle

Key features

  • Tea Ceremony
  • Samurai
  • Taiko Drum
  • Kimono
  • Ninja Costume
  • Miso Brewery
  • Sake Brewery
  • Soba-Making
  • Izakaya Dining
  • Walking Tour
  • Papercraft
  • Guided Cycling

For Bookings & Enquiries:

Ph:+81-80-7735-6647
Email:info@matsumotoexp.com
Available:Upon Request

Public Transport

Matsumoto Station10-15 mins walk

Matsumoto Cultural Experiences

Traditional Experiences Nearby the Castle

Key features

  • Tea Ceremony
  • Samurai
  • Taiko Drum
  • Kimono
  • Ninja Costume
  • Miso Brewery
  • Sake Brewery
  • Soba-Making
  • Izakaya Dining
  • Walking Tour
  • Papercraft
  • Guided Cycling
Most famous for its castle, Matsumoto is one of Central Japan’s most historic and pleasant cities. Easily explored on-foot or by bicycle, visitors to Matsumoto will enjoy its blend of historic attractions, traditional arts and crafts, and its contemporary and trendy restaurants, cafes, taprooms, galleries and shops. As such, Matsumoto is an ideal destination to spend a day and combine your visit to the castle or other destinations with a range of cultural experiences.
As one of Japan’s most famous castle towns, Matsumoto is proud of its samurai heritage and today, visitors can enjoy a range of related activities including a samurai experience, ‘taiko’ drum workshop or tea ceremony nearby the castle. Foodies can enjoy the city’s renowned food culture with a ‘soba’-making experience, a guided tour and lunch at Ishii Miso Brewery or night-time ‘izakaya’ dining tour. Guided walking, cycling and rafting tours are also available while traditional papercraft and kimono rental round-out experiences suited to guests of all ages, with most activities great fun for families and children.

Availability, cost and locations of activities varies however all take place within easy walk of Matsumoto Castle and Matsumoto Station. See the experience pages below for specific details.

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      Samurai Experience

      Samurai Experience

      As a proud samruai town, Matsumoto is the perfect place to experience what it was like to live and practice as one of Japan's legendary warriors.

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      'Taiko' Drum Experience

      'Taiko' Drum Experience

      Originally used as war drums, 'taiko' can be enjoyed by guests of all ages - a great way to feel the beat and thrill of Matsumoto's samurai past.

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      Tea Ceremony Experience

      Tea Ceremony Experience

      Enjoy the quintessential Japanese experience of 'tea ceremony' nearby Matsumoto Castle including three different experience to choose from.

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      Kimono & Rental Costume Rental

      Kimono & Rental Costume Rental

      Experience what it is like to be dressed in and wear a traditional kimono or for the more adventurous, ninja or samurai - half-day and full-day options available.

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      Traditional Papercraft Experience

      Traditional Papercraft Experience

      Known as 'washi', traditional Japanese paper is used in many crafts that can be enjoyed by guests of all ages - so get started with simple but fun workshop.

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      Soba-Making Experience

      Soba-Making Experience

      One of the region's signature foods, 'soba' (buckwheat) noodles is fun to make and something you can try for yourself nearby the castle.

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      Miso Brewery Tour

      Miso Brewery Tour

      Enjoy a guided tour at one of Matsumoto's oldest and best-known 'miso' breweries including lunch and the chacne to sample all things miso.

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      Sake Brewery Tour

      Sake Brewery Tour

      Enjoy a tour of one of the region's oldest 'sake' breweries and its historic homestead followed by a guided sake-tasting on-premise.

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      Izakaya Dining Tour

      Izakaya Dining Tour

      Matsumoto is home to some great bars, restaurants and nightlife and you can expect a warm welcome on this guided night-time 'izakaya' tour.

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      Private Walking Tour

      Private Walking Tour

      Want to create your own tour schedule? Why not book a private walking tour with a local guide an enjoy the best that the city has to offer.

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      Guided Cycling Tour

      Guided Cycling Tour

      Matsumoto and the surrounding area is ideal to explore by bicycle with a local guide leading you between the region's best destinations and experiences.

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      Guided Rafting Experience

      Guided Rafting Experience

      Exploring the waterways of nearby Azumino on a guided rafting tour is a great way to enjoy the warmth, beauty and tranquility of a rural summer.

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      For Bookings & Enquiries:

      Ph:+81-80-7735-6647
      Email:info@matsumotoexp.com
      Available:Upon Request

      Public Transport

      Matsumoto Station10-15 mins walk