Matsumoto Castle, Sake, Food & Craft Beer Walking Tour

Matsumoto, Japan
Matsumoto Castle Sake and Food Tour

From USD 106.18

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Matsumoto Castle is one of the most famous sights in Matsumoto, and this experience allows you to bypass long ticket lines as admission is included. First, explore the grounds of this impressive castle which is ranked as one of Japna's most beautiful. Then learn about Japan’s signature drink—”sake” at a sake brewery before tucking into a local lunch and a local craft beer.
  • Visit a building that dates back to the 16th century—Matsumoto Castle
  • Learn about Japanese rice wine—visit a sake brewery for a tasting
  • No hunger pangs—a delicious local lunch is included
  • Time to visit local food stalls and a shopping street in Matsumoto

Sample Menu


Japanese Lunch

Traditional Japanese local lunch.

What's Included

  • Matsumoto castle entrance fees
  • Sake tasting
  • Lunch
  • Local craft beer(1 drink)
  • Extra drinks and food (available to purchase)
  • Bullet train tickets and other transportation fees.
  • Meal for infant

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Matsumoto Station
    1 Chome-1 Fukashi, Matsumoto, Nagano 390-0815, Japan

    You will meet your guide infront of Starbucks at Matsumoto station

Start time

10:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Matsumoto Station

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Matsumoto Castle

1 hour Admission Ticket Included


45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Nawate Shopping District

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Nakamachi Street

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Nakamachi Dori

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Matsumoto Station

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.


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Highlight of our vacation
Shannon, Feb 2021
What a fantastic tour! Very personalized and relaxing. Our guide was amazing, he was friendly and accommodating. Two highlights...there was a real samurai guarding the castle grounds who was so excited to take a picture with us and the sake tasting was A+. Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Feb 2021
Thank you very very much for joining out tour ! We hope to see you and your all family in Nagano city again ! Please contact us anytime if you wanna any questions to travel around Nagano !!