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The Crow Castle in the Japanese Alps

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Matsumoto Tour with a Local Guide

Located in the prefecture of Nagano, in the heart of Chubu, Matsumoto is the pearl of the Japanese Alps. Surrounded by lush greenery and with the changes in season, Matsumoto (松本) offers breathtaking landscapes

Matsumoto Castle known as the “Crow Castle” due to its black exterior and its storied structure make it unique to other castles in Japan.

The city and its castle’s history is intrinsically linked to the Samurai’s history and wandering through its historic streets, will make you feel the atmosphere of the Edo era.

In Matsumoto, you will also find one of the oldest miso breweries in Japan and it is also the ideal place to discover Matsumoto’s local specialty: Toji soba.

Explore the sights of Matsumoto on a 8-hours private tour with a professional knowledgeable guide.

If you want to travel in comfort, we will arrange your own car and driver.

  • Matsumoto Castle
  • Kamikochi
  • Nakamachi district
  • Nawate “Frog Street”
  • Japan Ukiyo-e Museum

Rates (group of up to six (6) guests)

– 1 day 8 hours Private Tour: JPY45,000

– + 6 guests, contact us for an estimate

Please be sure to read our FAQ to see what is included in the tour fee, other details and seasonal pricing.


Adult(s) – 15 years and over
Children – 6 – 14 years