Seasonal day trips in historic Matsumoto Print This Page

Day trip 1

Available from May through October
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Travel from (1)Matsumoto to (2)Shinshimashima (30 minutes by train), and on to (3)Norikura Kogen (50 minutes by bus)

Spend the morning exploring Norikura Kogen, a plateau surrounded by nature. The area features hot springs, established in the 12th century, waterfalls, and stunning mountain views.

©Matsumoto city / ©JNTO

©Matsumoto city / ©JNTO

©Matsumoto city / ©JNTO

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Return to (1)Matsumoto

Dinner For a dinner in a historic atmosphere, Hikariya is a perfect choice. This restaurant is in a 120 year old building originally built by a great merchant family, and serves Kaiseki cuisine (Japanese haute cuisine that puts emphasis on seasonality and presentation) that stretches back centuries.

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Day trip 2

Available in May and June
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©Matsumoto city / ©JNTO

(1)Travel from Matsumoto to the "Snow Wall" by train and bus (about 1 hour and 20 minutes)

From (3)Norikura Kogen, groups can travel on the Haruyama Bus (departing at 10:45) to get to the famous snowy gorge. This incredibly deep snow is something that has to be seen to be believed!

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Return to (1)Matsumoto with 12:30 shuttle bus

Dinner For a dinner in a historic atmosphere, Hikariya is a perfect choice. This restaurant is in a 120 year old building originally built by a great merchant family, and serves Kaiseki cuisine (Japanese haute cuisine that puts emphasis on seasonality and presentation) that stretches back centuries.

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