eTour de Matsumoto

Explore the city and its surroundings on this off-the-beaten-path bike tour!

Far from the Japanese metropolises, enjoy a deep breath of fresh air and the magnificent landscapes of Matsumoto City. Ride an electric bicycle with your guide through the countryside of Matsumoto and discover the main historical sites of the city while enjoying a country ride through the vast fields surrounding the city. The ideal experience for all cycling enthusiasts!

Matsumoto is centered in the Japanese countryside and is the ideal place to get on a bicycle for an exploration of the city and its surroundings! Beyond the city built around its historic castle, Matsumoto offers all kinds of magnificent rides.

Explore the city’s historic sites, take a deep breath of fresh air, as you cycle around the city, past rice fields and admire the beautiful and traditional Japanese farmhouses.

You will not fail to marvel at the beauty of the landscapes, with the vast and spectacular Japanese Alps as a backdrop.
* Duration: 4 hours
* Starts: Matsumoto, Japan
* Trip Category: Outdoor Activities >> Nature & Wildlife




Explore the city and its surroundings on this off-the-beaten-path bike tour!

Far from the Japanese metropolises, enjoy a deep breath of fresh air and the magnificent landscapes of Matsumoto City. Ride an electric bicycle with your guide through the countryside of Matsumoto and discover the main historical sites of the city while enjoying a country ride through the vast fields surrounding the city. The ideal experience for all cycling enthusiasts!

Matsumoto is centered in the Japanese countryside and is the ideal place to get on a bicycle for an exploration of the city and its surroundings! Beyond the city built around its historic castle, Matsumoto offers all kinds of magnificent rides.

Explore the city’s historic sites, take a deep breath of fresh air, as you cycle around the city, past rice fields and admire the beautiful and traditional Japanese farmhouses.

You will not fail to marvel at the beauty of the landscapes, with the vast and spectacular Japanese Alps as a backdrop.

Itinerary
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Pass By: Fukashi Shrine, 3-7-43 Fukashi, Matsumoto 390-0815 Nagano Prefecture

Fukashi Shrine is dedicated to two Shinto deities, Suwamiyojin (deity of wind, water and agriculture) and Tenjin (deity of scolarship). The Tenjin deity lends his name to the most famous festival at this shrine, the Tenjin Matsuri.

Pass By: Yamabe School Museum of History and Folklore, 2930-1, Satoyamabe, Matsumoto Nagano Prefecture

East of town the Susuki-gawa River runs down from the mountains, past the vineyards and rice fields and the stunning colors of the quiet Yamabe Valley. Get lost for a while as you explore the rich beauty of this very special slice of Matsumoto around the Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum.

Pass By: Nawate Shopping District, Matsumoto Nagano Prefecture

Nawate Street is a small traditional style street along the bank of the Metoba River. The unique small town spirit of Matsumoto City flourishes here among the row of tiny craft stores, groceries, food stands and casual eateries. It is also a pedestrian street free of vehicles, something quite rare in Japan and more reminiscent of an old European street where one might find many walk-up shops and cafes.

Pass By: Matsumoto Castle, 4-1 Marunouchi, Matsumoto 390-0873 Nagano Prefecture

With over 400 years of history, Matsumoto Castle is 1 of only 5 castles designated a “National Treasure” of Japan. The other 4 include Himeji, Hikone, Inuyama and Matsue Castles. The original construction dates from 1593 to 1594. The castle walls contain the oldest original five-tiered, six-story castle tower that still exists in Japan today.