Matsumoto Castle Tour & Soba Noodle Experience

Matsumoto, Japan
Soba Noodle Making and Tasting

From USD 82.81

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Matsumoto is world-famous for its earthy soba noodles made from buckwheat flour. It is also known for its well-preserved feudal castle. Experience both on this unique tour of the city. After touring Matsumoto Castle—one of Japan's National Treasures—you will learn how to prepare a traditional soba dish and then taste its exquisite flavors! Both exciting and enriching, this hands-on experience gives you an unforgettable way to learn about Japanese history and culture.
  • Tour a historic Japanese feudal-era castle
  • Learn the art of soba noodle making from a soba-making master
  • Gain hands-on experience on how to use various soba-making tools
  • Taste the earthy flavors of this Matsumoto culinary icon several different ways (hot or chilled and with various side dishes)

Sample Menu


Soba Noodle

What's Included

  • Soba Noodle Making with the Soba Master
  • Soba Noodle Tasting (cold)
  • Entry/Admission – Matsumoto Castle
  • Other kind of Soba Noodle Tasting (Hot or Soup)
  • Side Dish (Tempura, snacks etc.) and Drinks
  • Miscellaneous fees during the activity (snacks, souvenirs, etc.)
  • Insurance (Travel Insurance, Private Insurance, etc...)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    At the front of the ticket entrance gate/JR Line ticket office. The pick-up details will be arranged a few days before the activity by email

Start time

09:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Operated by Welcome Matsumoto

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.

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Had a great time despite...
HuiYong_T, June 2023
Had a great time despite the weepy weather. Our guides Kentaro and Carol were helpful and great company. The experience was the highlight of our stay at Matsumoto
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! We are delighted to hear that Kentaro and Carole were great company and it is fantastic to hear that you had a great time during your experience with us despite the weepy weather. Thank you again for your kind words, and we hope to see you again in future!