Festivals & Events

Matsumoto Castle Town − Japanese Culture Experience Days

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Site
3-2-14 Chuo
Dates
Aug 5, 2019 (Mon), Sep 10, 2019 (Tue), Sep 24, 2019 (Tue), Oct 8, 2019 (Tue), Oct 29, 2019 (Tue), Nov 12, 2019 (Tue), Dec 10, 2019 (Tue), Jan 21, 2020 (Tue), Jan 31, 2020 (Fri), Feb 18, 2020 (Tue), Mar 3, 2020 (Tue), Mar 10, 2020 (Tue)
Hours
10:00 - 17:00
Admission
Varies by activity
Contact
Matsumoto Tourist Information 0263-34-3295
Website
http://nakamachi-street.com/en/
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Castle Town Matsumoto presents Japanese Culture Experience Days in the old merchant district of Nakamachi. Make your own unique items to take home, try wearing traditional Japanese clothing, and experience other Japanese traditions like samurai sword fighting, tea ceremony, calligraphy, shamisen play, and flower arrangement. You can download the PDF of the pamphlet of January, February and March here. See also here.

Those who participate in the experiences will receive a coupon for a 5% discount at various stores on Nakamachi Street (good for 6 days).

Handicrafts (origami accessories, hairpins, badges, baskets, miniature wrapping cloth, wreaths, etc.) along with kendama, spinning tops, and fans are on sale at the plaza in front of the building.

You can also participate in a drawing for goods, or painting experiences for kendama, spinning tops, and fans.

Handicrafts for sale.
Kendama, spinning top, and fan painting.

Relax with a refreshing drink as you take in Japanese culture with the on-site food truck selling original Nakamachi drinks such as sake, amazake (a sweet, fermented rice drink) and coffee.

Enjoy refreshing, original beverages.
  • Nakamachi Kurassic-kan

    Nakamachi Kurassic-kan

    TRAIN
    10 min walk from Matsumoto Sta
    BUS
    Take the Town Sneaker Bus (East route) from Matsumoto Sta to the Kurassic-kan Bus Stop
    CAR
    15 min from Matsumoto Interchange
    See Details
  • Nakamachi Street

    Nakamachi Street

    TRAIN
    10 min walk from Matsumoto Sta
    BUS
    Take the Town Sneaker Bus (East route) from Matsumoto Sta to the Kuranomachi Nakamachi Bus Stop
    CAR
    15 min from Matsumoto Interchange
    See Details