Do not miss this 2-day tour to discover true Japan! Escape Tokyo to watch adorable Snow Monkeys bathing in hot springs at Jigokudani Yaen-koen only during winter. Visit Matsumoto Castle Park, plus on the 2nd day visit 2 unspoiled places to admire Gassho-zukuri houses (traditional farmhouses) covered with snow at Japan's World Heritage spot in the Gifu prefecture "Shirakawago" and the famous "Little Kyoto," Hida Takayama.
• 2 days
On this full day private tour, visit the city of Matsumoto with your tour guide. Enjoy the historical Matsumoto Castle, the unique streets of Nawate and Nakamachi and see Daio Wasasbi Farm, the largest wasabi farm in Japan in the tranquil Hotaka Town.
• 8 hours
Explore Matsumoto at your own pace and to your own interests on this full-day private guided tour. Visit Matsumoto Castle, one of Japan's best-preserved castles, then explore surrounding streets, including quirky "Frog Street," known for its abundance of frog products. Afterward, visit tranquil Hotaka Town, home to Japan’s largest wasabi farm where you can try wasabi ice-cream and visit nearby Hotaka Shrine.
• 8 hours
• See some of Nagano prefecture’s cultural heritage sites and try samples of Nagano’s most famous foods and drinks • Easy transportation between attractions of Matsumoto and Nagano by a sit-in-coach bus • See Matsumoto Castle, one of the few remaining original castles in Japan • Visit and wander around the Japan’s biggest wasabi farm and learn how the plant is grown • Enjoy a local lunch • Try Nagano’s soul foods like miso, sake, and wasabi and challenge your expectations • Learn about sake at one of Matsumoto’s breweries
• 9 hours
・Visit Takato Castle Park – one of Japan’s Top 3 cherry blossom-viewing spots・Experience ‘hanami’ (flower viewing) as you wander under a canopy of an estimated 1500 ‘Kohigan’ trees – known as one of the most beautiful blossom varieties in Japan・Visit Matsumoto Castle, one of the last remaining original castles in Japan and registered National Treasure・Enjoy the castle’s Cherry Blossom Festival including evening illumination and traditional music performancesStarting from JR Nagano Station, this one-day only tour transports you to Takato Castle Park – one of the Top 3 blossom-viewing spots in all of Japan! Located on the ruins of Takato Castle, the park boasts an estimated 1500 cherry blossom trees – forecast to be in full bloom on the day of the tour. Including a stop at Matsumoto Castle, this tour is a convenient and fun way to enjoy of one of Japan’s most famous blossom-viewing spots in combination with one of the last remaining Japanese castles.
• 10 hours