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Matsumoto Day Tour

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Japanese Culture Experience
Matsumoto Castle is one of four castles designated as “National Treasures of Japan”. You will be surprised not only by Matsumoto Castle, but also transforming to Samurai and join the authentic course which allows you to experience the Samurai Spirit through performing “Kembu”. You also try tasting Wasabi and Japanese Sake!

Date Summer season in 2019
Price 20,000 yen per person. (aged 6 or above)
Minimum of 4 guests required to run the tour.
Pick up time
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7:35Hakuba Sanroku Tours
7:45Hakuba Tokyu Hotel
7:50Happo Information Center
8:00Hakuba Base camp
Itinerary8:00Depart Hakuba
9:00Arrive at Daio Wasabi Farm Try Wasabi ice cream!
10:00Samurai Experience Action!
12:00Lunch (Free time)
13:30Matsumoto Castle National Treasure!
15:00Kametaya Sake Brewery Japanese Sake!
17:00Arrive in Hakuba
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Matsumoto Castle

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With 400 years of history, Matsumoto Castle is a National Treasure that every Japan visitor should see. Formerly called Fukashi Castle, it was a branch castle of the Ogasawara family during the long period of the warring states. It is located in the city of Matsumoto, in Nagano Prefecture. Matsumoto Castle is a flatland castle (hirajiro) because it is not built on a hilltop or amid rivers, but on a plain. Its complete defences would have included an extensive system of inter-connecting walls, moats and gatehouses. The most interesting part of the castle is the main donjon/keep (tenshukaku) completed in the late 16th century, and which maintains its original wooden interiors and external stonework.

Kametaya Sake Brewery

The Kametaya brewery is definitely worth a visit. Seeped in history, the brewery occupies one of the original farm houses of the area and if you are prepared to travel a little further, you will find it nestled in the foothills of the mountains and surrounded by trees. The long straight road leading up to the brewery is the original road used by the merchants of yesteryear.
After the tour visitors are invited to try some of the brewery’s sake, and are free to browse the little shop where visitors can purchase gift boxes of various blends to take home to relatives and friends.

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Daio Wasabi Farm

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Daio Wasabi Farm is Japan’s largest wasabi farm covering 15 hectares. It's natural water springs 120,000t per day that is to enable their annual yield of 150t of wasabi. It is located in Hotaka, Azumino, 32km north from the center of Matsumoto. It was established in 1915 and is a popular tourist spot due to its beautiful watermills and for the magnificent view of the Alps. Its restaurants offer not only the popular soba noodles along with freshly picked wasabi, but also wasabi-flavored ice cream and lots of other wasabi-themed products.

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