Discover the True Character of Matsumoto on a Personalized Tour

  • Private Tour Matsumoto Castle
  • Visite Privée Saké
  • Private Tour Miso
  • Private Tour Nawate
  • Visite Privée Château de Matsumoto
  • Visite Privée Nakamachi
  • Visite Privée Miso
  • Visite Privée Nawate
  • Private Tour Sake
  • Private Tour Miso Yayoi Kusama Museum
  • Visite Privée Yayoi Kusama Musée
  • Private Tour Nakamachi

As one of the most historic and vibrant cities in Central Japan, Matsumoto spoils visitors for choice when it comes to choosing what to do and see while here. From our famous castle, to our historic shopping streets and enticing food and art scene, Matsumoto is best experienced on a private tour customized to suit your needs and interests!

Explore all the nooks and crannies of the city!

Experience Matsumoto Through Local Eyes

We’re proud of our city and want you to enjoy the best possible experience while here! Let us share our knowledge and passion for Matsumoto by crafting a private tour that matches your interests and travel itinerary. More than just a guided experience, we design private tours to reveal both the history and contemporary character of Matsumoto – in a way only a local can do!

Most visitors to Matsumoto head straight to the castle without exploring much further. While the castle is big part of our story and something of a must-see, there’s just as much to explore in the historic shopping precincts of Nawate Dori and Nakamachi along with the Ukiyo-e Art Museum and Matsumoto City Museum of Art and its celebrated collection of Kusama Yayoi – a Matsumoto-native and the world’s most successful living artist.

Craft an Itinerary That Suits Your Tastes

While here we’d also like to introduce you to our local Miso Brewery, one of the best in Japan and a great place to enjoy lunch; or why not visit a local sake brewery? After all Matsumoto and Nagano in general are known for producing some of Japan’s best miso and sake. In addition, experiences including our always popular samurai ‘katana’ sword fight workshops can also be enjoyed. It’s up to you!

We’ll create an itinerary based on your interests, our recommendations or a combination of both. Accompanied by a locally-based, English-speaking guide you will then explore the city with your guide enhancing all aspects of your visit through their knowledge of Matsumoto and in any way that is of assistance. Need a recommendation of where to stay, the best local restaurants, nightlife and where to go next? We’re here to help before, during and even after your visit!

Private & Fully Personalized

Available daily from 09:00 to 17:00, your private tour can include up to three of the following activities*:

*other venues / activities can be included at additional fees– see our Tours & Activities pages for details.

Our Recommended Itinerary

City Guiding Tour (4 hours)

Cultural Experience (1 hour)


  • English speaking Private Guide
  • The preparation of your personalized itinerary according to your interest
  • Entry to 3 selected venues / activities
  • Lunch (at an agreed restaurant)
  • Transportation, meals, entrance tickets, etc. for your guide


  • Entry for additional venues / activities
  • Transportation, meals, entrance tickets, miscellaneous fees, etc. for you during the activity
  • Insurance (Travel Insurance, Private Insurance, etc.)

Important information

  • Please note that the stairs to reach the top of Matsumoto Castle’s tower are steep and narrow.
  • The tour schedule will be agreed in advance. We reserve the right to modify the schedule in the event of unexpected venue closures, bad weather, etc.
  • The tour may end earlier or later depending on the crowds at Matsumoto Castle especially during holiday periods and weekends.
  • The lunch restaurant will be agreed prior to the tour.
  • This is a walking tour therefore transport is not included. If you wish to use public transport during the tour, please pay for it directly on the day.

Additional Information

  • Duration : a maximum of 8 hours.
  • Pick-up : the pick-up details will be arranged a few days before the activity by email
  • Group type : Private
  • Starting Time : based on your itinerary.
  • 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

Price & Booking

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


    First Name*

    Last Name*





    Number of Adult: 16 years old and more*

    Number of Children: 6 years old to 15 years old (if applicable)

    Number of Infant: less than 6 years old (if applicable)

    Starting Time*

    Itinerary: please select up to 3 activities*
    Matsumoto Castle town walking tour inc. Nawate and NakamachiMiso Brewery tour inc. lunchSake Brewery tour inc. tastingSamurai sword fightMatsumoto City Museum of Art (or other museums)Others

    Message and special requests

    I agree with the Tour Details and the Booking Terms & Conditions*

    We will get back to you within 48h regarding your booking request.

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