Become the star of your own Samurai story!

There’s no better place to have your Samurai Experience than in a city with a real castle from the feudal era!

First take a tour of Matsumoto Castle, one of only five castles designated a “National Treasure” of Japan! The castle walls contain the oldest original five-tiered, six-story castle tower that still exists in Japan today.
During your visit, discover Matsumoto city’s ancient Samurai history!

Then experience a live hands-on Samurai Sword Fighting activity!
Choose the colors of your own outfit. Then select your swords! The staff will dress you like a real Samurai Warrior! Learn how to handle a sword and after practicing some moves, you can have your stage combat recorded on video. With the decoration and atmosphere you’ll think you set foot onto a movie set!

Your program during your tour and activity!

  • Starting : 9:00 am / 1:30 pm. You will start at Matsumoto Station. The pick-up details will be arranged a few days before the activity by email.
  • Total Duration : 3 hours. You will end at Matsumoto Station.

Price & Booking

Children less than 6 years old can participate for free.
*Prices are per people and tax included. We accept payment through bank transfer, credit card and Paypal.


  • English or French Speaking Guide
  • Entry/Admission – Matsumoto Castle
  • Entry/Admission – Samurai Experience Activity
  • Samurai outfits and swords rental during the activity


  • Miscellaneous fees during the activity (meals, snacks, souvenirs etc.)
  • Insurance (Travel Insurance, Private Insurance, etc…)

Additional Information

  • Duration : 3 hours
  • Pick-up : the pick-up details will be arranged a few days before the activity by email
  • Group type : Not Private
  • Starting Time : 9:00 am / 1:30 pm. Other Starting Time available upon request (Fee JPY 2,000)
  • Other : Please note that the stairs to reach the top of Matsumoto Castle’s tower are steep and narrow.
  • Cancellation policy : to receive a full refund, cancel up to 24 hours before the experience start date in the local timezone. No refunds will be given after that time period.
  • Terms & Conditions : Please read our Terms & Conditions