Matsumoto Day Tour

matsumoto

The city of Matsumoto is situated north of Tokyo in the quiet and secluded prefecture of Nagano. The location offers a magnificent scenic view of the Northern Japan Alps and an uniquely special cultural experience.
Centered around the Matsumoto castle, a national treasure, the city of Matsumoto has thrived as a castle town. Located in the central part of the Japanese Archipelago, Matsumoto commands a spectacular view of the Northern Japan Alps, which are over 3,000 meters in altitude to the west, and the Utsukushigahara Plateau, which are over 2,000 meters in altitude to the east. From there, you can see a 360-degree panoramic view of the region. wasabi

Daio Wasabi Farm lies in the tranquil outskirts of Hotaka town and is recognized as Japan’s largest wasabi farm covering 15 hectares. It's natural water springs produce 120,000tons per day, which enables their annual yield of 150tons of wasabi. Wasabi can only be grown in the purest, cleanest water, and Hotaka is blessed with sparkling clean spring water fed by snowmelt from the Japanese Alps. Established in 1915 its beautiful watermills and for the magnificent view of the Japan Alps. The local 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.


Matsumoto Itinerary:


Tokyo - Matsumoto - Matsumoto Castle:

From Tokyo travel to Mastumoto via express train using your JR pass, your local driver will be waiting for you at Matsumoto station. From the station your driver will take you to Matsumoto castle, which is the oldest castle in Japan still containing its original wooden donjons with 5 layers, 6 floors, it is one of four castles designed as a national treasure in Japan. After thoroughly enjoying the surranding park and inside of the castle, your driver will than take you to Daio Wasabi Farm.


Daio Wasabi Farm:

Daio Wasabi Farm lies in the tranquil outskirts of Hotaka town and is recognized as Japan’s largest wasabi farm covering 15 hectares. It's natural water springs produce 120,000tons per day, which enables their annual yield of 150tons of wasabi. Wasabi can only be grown in the purest, cleanest water, and Hotaka is blessed with sparkling clean spring water fed by snowmelt from the Japanese Alps. Established in 1915 Daio is now a popular tourist spot due to its beautiful watermills and for the magnificent view of the Japan Alps. The local 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.


Hotaka Shrine - Matsumoto - Tokyo:


Hotaka Shrine is a secured hidden dwelling surrounded by old trees, and even famed for special energy, powerful strengths. The Hotaka shrine is unique for its adjacent historical museum and founding sense of Azumino. Hotaka-no-mikoto, the tutelary deity of the region and Japan Alps, is worshipped here as well as in Kamikochi and at the summit of Mt. Oku-Hotaka. After visiting Hotaka Shrine your driver will drop you off at Matsumoto station where you can catch the express tran back to Tokyo.



*Transportation to/from Tokyo not included, please use JR Pass
*Price includes, all transporation within Masumoto
*All highway and parking fees 
*Available daily from April 22nd to Oct 31st 2017
*Minimum 2 persons


Remarks:

* Admission fees not included 
* Lunch fee is not included in the tour price.


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