The castle and the city centre are easily covered on foot, or free bicycles are available for loan. Enquire at the tourist office for locations. Three ‘town sneaker’ bus routes loop through the centre between 9am and 6pm April to November (to 5.30pm December to March) for ¥100/300 per ride/day; the blue and orange routes cover the castle and Nakamachi.
An airport shuttle bus connects Shinshū Matsumoto airport with the city centre (¥540, 25 minutes). Buses are timed to flights. A taxi costs around ¥4500.