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Explore Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and Knowledgeable Local Guide

Explore Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and Knowledgeable Local Guide   - Shimotakai District, Japan
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Duration: 4 hours
Location: Shimotakai District, Japan

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$98.22

Nagano prefecture is widely known as the hometown of the Japanese Alps and the host of the Winter Olympics in 1998. This tour will take you to some of the highlights in the northern part of the prefecture ... More info ›

Nagano prefecture is widely known as the hometown of the Japanese Alps and the host of the Winter Olympics in 1998. This tour will take you to some of the highlights in the northern part of the prefecture. You can take the tour anytime, but the most scenic views you can see during the winter when the snowy landscape creates an unforgettable experience! Don't miss a chance to visit one of the most famous mountain sightseeing spots in Japan. Enjoy seeing the only bathing snow monkeys in the world.

A visit to the snow monkeys is one of the highlights of a visit to Japan. Jigokudani Yaen-koen is a place to observe the interesting ecology of Japanese monkeys nearby, and many people in the world have loved this place since 1964 when it first opened. Many researchers and photographers has also visit here for the photo opportunity. The monkeys here are known as "Snow Monkeys” because they bathe in the hot springs and no other monkeys in the world do this.
In 1970, they were appeared in the cover of "LIFE" magazine in the U.S. and were reported by the press overseas. Furthermore, in 1998, when the winter Olympic Games were held in Nagano, many athletes, game staff, news media and tourists from foreign countries visited, and made it a big topic.
Soaking in the hot spring is only one part of the monkeys’ lives. Monkeys do not usually soak in the hot spring in the warm season because they soak in the hot spring in order to survive the severe winter weather. The best charm of Jigokudani Yaen-koen is not taking pictures of monkeys, however, but enjoying the ecology of wild monkeys to be able to observe nearby through a year and the rich nature itself of the animals, insects, plants, and so on. Please listen carefully on the walking trail to Jigokudani and you will experience the natural ecology of the area through your five senses!

Itinerary
・Stroll Yumichi walking trail.
・Visit Shibu no Jigokudani funsen.
・Visit Jigokudani Yaen-koen & rest.
・Description of the nature by the guide

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Full-Day Private Nagano Tour: Zenkoji Temple, Obuse, Jigokudani Monkey Park

Full-Day Private Nagano Tour: Zenkoji Temple, Obuse, Jigokudani Monkey Park - Nagano, Japan
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Duration: 8 hours
Location: Nagano, Japan

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$147.91

Enjoy a full day 8-hour tour after getting picked up at the Nagano station or at your Hotel in Central Nagano.Travel with an English speaking tour guide in a private vehicle taking you around the city.Immerse yourself in the city's culture and visit major Nagano attractions such as snow monkeys, the famous Zenkoji Temple, Chikuma River, Obuse Town, and relax in a traditional onsen (hot spring).

Nagano City is well-known for hosting the 1998 Winter Olympic Games and while some of the former Olympic facilities can still be viewed in Nagano, the city has since evolved as a temple town revolving around the famous Zenkoji Temple and is most visited during the Spring Season, the Fall Season and the Winter Season.

  • Spend a full-day in Nagano exploring the city and enjoying what this quaint town has to offer. 
  • On the route to the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, enjoy the beautiful scenery and landscape of the Chikuma River, where you may also try local miso soup and see how local people eat in the area.
  • Before arriving at the entrance of the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, enjoy a 30 - 40-minute leisurely stroll through the forest path. Once you enter the park, have some hot tea before spending time with the snow monkeys, many of which are bathing in the hot springs (onsen) to keep warm, especially during the cool months of autumn and winter.
  • After an exciting morning at the park, visit Obuse Town, which is most well-known for being the hometown of Japan's most famous artist and creator of the "Great Wave", Hokusai Katsushika ... More info ›

Enjoy a full day 8-hour tour after getting picked up at the Nagano station or at your Hotel in Central Nagano.Travel with an English speaking tour guide in a private vehicle taking you around the city.Immerse yourself in the city's culture and visit major Nagano attractions such as snow monkeys, the famous Zenkoji Temple, Chikuma River, Obuse Town, and relax in a traditional onsen (hot spring).

Nagano City is well-known for hosting the 1998 Winter Olympic Games and while some of the former Olympic facilities can still be viewed in Nagano, the city has since evolved as a temple town revolving around the famous Zenkoji Temple and is most visited during the Spring Season, the Fall Season and the Winter Season.

  • Spend a full-day in Nagano exploring the city and enjoying what this quaint town has to offer. 
  • On the route to the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, enjoy the beautiful scenery and landscape of the Chikuma River, where you may also try local miso soup and see how local people eat in the area.
  • Before arriving at the entrance of the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, enjoy a 30 - 40-minute leisurely stroll through the forest path. Once you enter the park, have some hot tea before spending time with the snow monkeys, many of which are bathing in the hot springs (onsen) to keep warm, especially during the cool months of autumn and winter.
  • After an exciting morning at the park, visit Obuse Town, which is most well-known for being the hometown of Japan's most famous artist and creator of the "Great Wave", Hokusai Katsushika. Enjoy lunch in the area (at your own expense) before walking around to explore the shops and try sake tasting.
  • After a day at Obuse Town, head to Zenko-Ji Temple, one of the most important and popular temples in Japan, as it stores the first Buddhist statue ever to be brought into Japan when Buddhism was first introduced in the 6th century. Learn about the temple and how the locals pray for good fortune.
  • As an option, at the end of the day, enjoy an onsen experience in Shibu Onsen (a hot spring resort that has 1,300 years of history). Step back in time while walking through this historic Onsen Town.

Seasonal Recommendations for This Tour:
Spring Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Viewing: Mid-April to Early-May
Autumn Foliage (Koyo) Viewing: Early-September to Late-November
Winter Festivities: Early-December to Late-March

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Matsumoto Private One Day Tour from Nagano with Tour Guide and Round Trip Train

Matsumoto Private One Day Tour from Nagano with Tour Guide and Round Trip Train - Matsumoto, Japan

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Matsumoto, Japan

From USD
$147.91

On this full day private tour, visit the city of Matsumoto with your tour guide. Enjoy the historical Matsumoto Castle, the unique streets of Nawate and Nakamachi and see Daio Wasasbi Farm, the largest wasabi farm in Japan in the tranquil Hotaka Town.

Matsumoto, situated north of Tokyo, is the second largest city in the quiet and secluded Nagano Prefecture ... More info ›

On this full day private tour, visit the city of Matsumoto with your tour guide. Enjoy the historical Matsumoto Castle, the unique streets of Nawate and Nakamachi and see Daio Wasasbi Farm, the largest wasabi farm in Japan in the tranquil Hotaka Town.

Matsumoto, situated north of Tokyo, is the second largest city in the quiet and secluded Nagano Prefecture. The location offers a magnificent scenic view of the Northern Japan Alps and a unique cultural experience. 

  • On this full-day private tour, your English-speaking tour guide will pick you up from your hotel or at Nagano Station between 9 to 9:30 AM. Start off the day by heading to Matsumoto and visiting the Matsumoto Castle, one of the best preserved castles in Japan that was built over 400 years ago. 

  • After an exciting morning at the Matsumoto Castle, visit Nawate Street (a small pedestrian zone with lots of small shops and restaurants along the river), the "Frog Street" (known for its abundance of frog products) and the Nakamachi Street (famous for its old houses and has a beautiful white tone). 

  • After half a day in Matsumoto, visit the tranquil Hotaka Town where Daio Wasabi Farm is located. It is most recognized as Japan’s largest wasabi farm covering 15 hectares and is a popular tourist destination where you can enjoy and find lots of unique wasabi products including wasabi ice-cream. Near Daio Wasabi Farm is the Hotaka Shrine, a secured hidden dwelling surrounded by old trees, and is said to have a special energy and powerful strength. If there is enough time, guests may pray for good fortune at this shrine before returning to Nagano City.

Seasonal Recommendations for This Tour:
Spring
 Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Viewing: Mid-April to Early-May
Autumn Foliage (Koyo) Viewing: Early-September to Late-November
Winter Festivities: Early-December to Late-March

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Nagano Full-Day Cycling Tour with Snow Monkey, Obuse Town, Apple Orchards

Nagano Full-Day Cycling Tour with Snow Monkey, Obuse Town, Apple Orchards - Nagano, Japan

Duration: 1 day
Location: Nagano, Japan

From USD
$147.91

Enjoy a full day guided 8-hour tour of Nagano while cycling with your English-speaking tour guide and small group. Immerse yourself in the city's culture, visit major Nagano attractions by cyclying through farm villages, apple orchards, along the Chikuma River, and see the Nagano Olympic Area, Snow Monkey Park, Shibu Onsen and Obuse Town.

Enjoy a full day guided 8-hour tour of Nagano while cycling with your English-speaking tour guide and small group ... More info ›

Enjoy a full day guided 8-hour tour of Nagano while cycling with your English-speaking tour guide and small group. Immerse yourself in the city's culture, visit major Nagano attractions by cyclying through farm villages, apple orchards, along the Chikuma River, and see the Nagano Olympic Area, Snow Monkey Park, Shibu Onsen and Obuse Town.

Enjoy a full day guided 8-hour tour of Nagano while cycling with your English-speaking tour guide and small group. Immerse yourself in the city's culture, visit major Nagano attractions by cyclying through farm villages, apple orchards, along the Chikuma River, and see the Nagano Olympic Area, Snow Monkey Park, Shibu Onsen and Obuse Town.

Highlights:

Cycle through farm villages, apple orchards, along the Chikuma River, and see the Nagano Olympic Area, Snow Monkey Park, Shibu Onsen and Obuse Town. 

  • On this tour, spend a full-day getting in touch with both the nature and city daily life of Nagano while cycling with your English-speaking tour guide and small group.
  • Begin your journey at 9 AM, where the tour guide will pick you up at your hotel or at Nagano Train Station (if you are coming from Tokyo or another city).
  • Start with cycling on high-quality bicycles along the Chikuma River. Journey through apple orchards, rice fields, rustic farming villages and charming ancient avenues, helping you to discover the true unique beauty of Japan.
  • This tour will also take you to the world-famous Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, where you will find monkeys bathing in the hot spring and in their natural habitat. After observing the monkeys up close, we will visit Yudanaka and Shibu Onsen villages, which are located at the base of the Jigokudani mountains. These villages have a long history as hot spring resorts, with records of people visiting the onsen as far back as 1300 years ago. People come from far and wide to try the various 100% natural onsen made up of healing minerals. There are 9 outdoor baths that make up the famous hot spring area of Yamanouchi Town, and you can enjoy a regular bath or just a foot bath (optional) before continuing on the cycling tour to Obuse Town. Obuse Town is famous for its chestnuts, with many traditional shops offering delicious chestnut treats and delicacies, as well as being the hometown of famous Edo-period painter, Katsushika Hokusai (known for his various ukiyo-e artworks).
  • This tour is ideal if you are looking for a short getaway from busy cities to immerse yourself in the Japanese countryside with stunning natural and rural scenery, and excellent local food. The tour course is approximately 25 km, and 70% of the course is downhill while the rest mainly consists of flat roads. It is a relatively easy course with no prior cycling experience necessary.

Seasonal Recommendations for This Tour:
Spring
 Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Viewing: Mid-April to Early-May
Summer Green Fields: June to mid-July
Autumn
 Foliage (Koyo) Viewing: Early-September to Late-November

This scenery is particularly lovely in the Spring, when nanohana (rapeseed blossoms) and sakura (cherry blossoms) bloom, and even in the Summer and Autumn.

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Nagano Private Two Day Tour with Guide, Private Vehicle and Overnight at Ryokan

Nagano Private Two Day Tour with Guide, Private Vehicle and Overnight at Ryokan - Nagano, Japan
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Duration: 8 hours
Location: Nagano, Japan

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$92.44

Enjoy a 2-day, 1 night trip in Nagano where you will spend one full day with an English-speaking guide with a private vehicle taking you around the city—enjoying attractions such as snow monkeys, the famous Zenkoji Temple and later relaxing a traditional onsen (hot springs) and enjoying a traditional Japanese multi-course (kaiseki) dinner. On the second day after checking out of the hotel, spend the free day snowboarding/ skiing or spend more time exploring the city on your own (without tour guide).

Nagano City is well-known for hosting the 1998 Winter Olympic Games and while some of the former Olympic facilities can still be viewed in Nagano, the city has since evolved as a temple town revolving around the famous Zenkoji Temple, and is most visited during the Spring Season (for cherry blossoms), the Fall Season (for autumn foliage) and the Winter Season (for winter activities and for seeing the snow monkeys).

On this tour, spend two days in Nagano exploring the city and enjoying what this quaint town has to offer ... More info ›

Enjoy a 2-day, 1 night trip in Nagano where you will spend one full day with an English-speaking guide with a private vehicle taking you around the city—enjoying attractions such as snow monkeys, the famous Zenkoji Temple and later relaxing a traditional onsen (hot springs) and enjoying a traditional Japanese multi-course (kaiseki) dinner. On the second day after checking out of the hotel, spend the free day snowboarding/ skiing or spend more time exploring the city on your own (without tour guide).

Nagano City is well-known for hosting the 1998 Winter Olympic Games and while some of the former Olympic facilities can still be viewed in Nagano, the city has since evolved as a temple town revolving around the famous Zenkoji Temple, and is most visited during the Spring Season (for cherry blossoms), the Fall Season (for autumn foliage) and the Winter Season (for winter activities and for seeing the snow monkeys).

On this tour, spend two days in Nagano exploring the city and enjoying what this quaint town has to offer. Your English-speaking tour guide will pick you up with a private vehicle at Nagano Train Station by 9:30 AM. On the route to the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, enjoy the beautiful scenery and landscape of the Chikuma River, where you may also try local miso soup and see how local people eat in the area. 

Before arriving at the entrance of the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, enjoy a 30 - 40 minute leisurely stroll through the forest path, where the guide will provide you with interesting facts about the snow monkeys and the park along the way. Once you enter the park, have some hot tea while observing the snow monkeys, many of which are bathing in the hot springs (onsen) to keep warm, especially during the cool months of autumn and winter. After an exciting morning at the park, visit Obuse Town (which is most well-known for being the home town of Japan's most famous artist and creator of the "Great Wave", Hokusai Katsushika), enjoy lunch in the area before walking around to explore the shops and try sake tasting.

After a day at Obuse Town, head to Zenko-ji Temple (one of the most important and popular temples in Japan). Learn about the temple and how the locals pray for good fortune before heading to your traditional Japanese hotel (ryokan) for the night. Just before your scrumptious traditional Japanese multi-course (kaiseki) dinner at the hotel, bid farewell to your tour guide (as you will have a free day to explore without the tour guide on the second day).

Relax in a traditional onsen (hot spring) in the area of your hotel just before heading to bed and getting a good night's sleep. In the morning, enjoy a traditional Japanese breakfast before checking out of your hotel and spend your free day (without the tour guide) further exploring the city or snowboarding/ skiing (highly recommended) in one of the nearby resorts. For those who would like to explore neighboring areas such as Matsumoto Castle, Kamikochi, Hakuba, or other neighboring areas with a tour guide and private vehicle, the option is available as an add-on (additional cost) at booking. 

Seasonal Recommendations for This Tour:
Spring
 Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Viewing: Mid-April to Early-May
Autumn Foliage (Koyo) Viewing: Early-September to Late-November
Winter Festivities: Early-December to Late-March

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Snow Monkey and Historical Onsen DayTrip Including Making Soba Noodle for Lunch

Snow Monkey and Historical Onsen DayTrip Including Making Soba Noodle for Lunch - Nagano, Japan

Duration: 9 hours
Location: Nagano, Japan

From USD
$161.77

Enjoy a full-day tour in Yamanouchi-town.
Visit the Jigokudani snow monkey park,enjoy watching adorable monkeys and beautiful nature ... More info ›

Enjoy a full-day tour in Yamanouchi-town.
Visit the Jigokudani snow monkey park,enjoy watching adorable monkeys and beautiful nature.
You will make your lunch by yourself, try making soba noodle with a local teacher!
After you enjoyed the traditional soba noodle, your guide will take you to Shibu onsen.
Enjoy soaking in the traditional local hot spring in Shibu onsen, and walk around the small beautiful town.

Yamanouchi-town is well-known for the snow monkeys,many hot springs and big ski field with powder snow.
The monkeys are in a bath mainly in winter only, but they are still so adorable and interesting to observe all the time in a year.
This town have lots of nature so we can enjoy different scenery in a year( spring- cherry blossoms , summer- green mountains and hiking, autumn- color leaves, winter- snow mountains and snow sports) 

・On this tour, spend full day in Yamanouchi and enjoy the famous snow monkeys, nature, food and hot springs. 

・A local guide will meet you up at Nagano station at 8:30am then take a train togeher heading to Yudanaka station. You will enjoy the scenery of the mountains and many fruits farms on the train.

・From the Yudanaka station, we take a cab and also walk through beautiful forest pass for half an hour.

・We arrive at the park by 10:30, now its the time to enjoy observing Japanese wild monkeys in the park. You can have approximately one hour in the park.

・Walk back through the forest trail, then take a cab to the place which you can try making Soba. Soba (buckwheat noodle) is traditional soul food in Japan, also Nagano is one of the best place to get delicious Soba. There are many professionals for soba making in this town, You can learn from them. Your guide will help you to learn from the local teachers. 
  You can enjoy eating the Soba which you made, its gonna be only one experience!

・After being filled by Soba noodle, let's head to the Shibu onsen. Shibu onsen is a very small town but has 1300 years history. The stone paving street with old houses looks lovely, you will feel  like you travel to the past of Japan. You can enjoy soaking in a traditional local style bath, and you will be refreshed.

・At 16:15, you will head back to the Yudanaka station by a cab, then take a train back to Nagano station.  You will be at Nagano station by 17:30.

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