[Important Notice]

Matsumoto Castle volunteer guide activity is temporarily closed due to

the concern of growing novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)  epidemic.

The timing of operation reopening will be announced in this web site.

We are sorry for the inconvenience it may cause. 

 

【Non-operating days in 2020:1. April 29 to May 5 2. August 9 to August 16 3. December 29 to January 5

 

  Enjoy the castle with a free guided tour.  ALSA provides a free guided tour in and around Matsumoto Castle in English as well as some other languages such as French, Spanish and Chinese.

  Kind and experienced guides are standing by for you at our  "Guide Station"  at the entrance of Castle-Park throughout the year except the indicated non-operating days.

  An advance booking for a guided tour is also accepted.

Free guided tours of Matsumoto Castle

1. Guides are available on site (10:00 – 15:00 daily, First-come-first-served basis) except for the indicated non-operating days ( year-end and New Year holidays, the Golden Week holidays in May, and during Obon Festival in August).


2. Guides are also available by advance booking (throughout the year, by 2 week advance booking basis) except for the indicated non-operating days.

THOSE WHO APPLY FOR OUR TOUR GUIDE SERVICES

1. Expenses​

 Our guide services are provided free of charge, however, you may need to pay the expenses for your guide(s) incurring during the guided tour, for example; 

  • Admission fees to some facilities such as castles (except for Matsumoto Castle), temples, shrines, museums, etc. 

  • Transportation fees

  • Meals & drinks

  • Other actual tour-related expenses, if any.

2. Other Conditions

We kindly require all visitors to assume full responsibility for any damage to personal

     belongings or injury that may occur during the tour.

 An appropriate ALSA guide might not be available depending upon itineraries or languages

 

For those who made booking in advance, and if your schedule changes, please contact us as soon as possible.