Watch Japanese snow monkeys soak in hot springs at Jigokudani Monkey Park in Nagano! This day trip from Tokyo by bullet train starts with a guided tour of Zenko-ji, a 7th-century temple designated as a national treasure. Afterward, spend an hour snapping photos of the bathing snow monkeys. This seasonal day trip runs from January to April, and is limited to 15 people to ensure a small-group experience.
• 12 hours
This full-day tour brings you to the snow monkeys at the Jigokudani Monkey Park followed by lunch and snow fun activities. The snow fun part of the tour takes place in the mountainous area of Japan, Shiga Kogen - the biggest ski resort in Japan - and capture the highlights of the Japanese winter! Please note: this seasonal tour runs between December 22nd and January 10th.
• 10 hours
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 at a traditional onsen (hot springs) and enjoying a traditional Japanese multi-course (kaiseki) dinner at a traditional Japanese ryokan (hotel).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), or book one of the add-on second-day tours with us on the checkout page.
• 8 hours
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.
• 4 hours
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 Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, the famous Zenkoji Temple, Chikuma River, Obuse Town, and relax in a traditional onsen/ hot spring (optional).
• 8 hours
This tour takes you from JR Nagano Station to the world-famous Jigokudani snow monkeys and to some of the most beloved cherry blossom viewing spots in Nagano. Seeing the blooming cherry blossoms (called hanami in Japanese) is one of the most Japanese things one can do whilst being in the land of the rising sun. Located in the cooler, mountainous region of northern Nagano, cherry blossoms tend to bloom later in this region than those in cities like Tokyo or Kyoto. Every year, the blossoms normally come into bloom from 2nd week of April. Nagano is not as famous as aforementioned cities but has many lovely places where you can see the brightly colored flowers. If you wish to get off the beaten track and see the wild monkeys & cherry blossoms on the same day, this tour is perfect for you.
• 8 hours
This 2-day bus tour from Nagoya will take you to several popular destinations. On the first day, you will visit Shirakawago, a place that is listed as UNESCO's World Heritage Site, and Hida Takayama, which is also known as "Little Kyoto". After staying overnight at Toyama prefecture, on the following day after breakfast, you will travel through Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route and visit 20-meter tall Snow Wall Otani (until 22 June) where you can experience what being surrounded by snow during the springtime feels like, witness the water discharge from the dam in summer or enjoy beautiful fall foliage of the mountains in autumn.
• 2 days
Visit several popular sightseeing spots in Gifu and Nagano prefecture on this overnight trip from Tokyo. On the first day you will visit "Iwamura castle town" where old traditional stores and houses remain and "Gujo Hachiman" in Gifu Prefecture, a castle town built around crystal clear water canals. On the second day, the tour continues to three other destinations: the traditional village Shirakawa-go, with its unique farmhouses; the historic city of Hida-Takayama; and the mountain resort of Kamikochi.
• 2 days
Escape the crowds of Tokyo for a relaxing 2-day trip to visit the famous World Heritage Shirakawago and also Hida-Takayama known as "Little Kyoto." You will have a chance to stay overnight at Toyama prefecture and travel through the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route on the second day. There you can experience what being surrounded by 20-meter tall Snow Wall Otani during the springtime feels like, witness the water discharge from the dam in summer or enjoy beautiful fall foliage of the mountains in autumn.
• 2 days
During wintertime, delight in Japan’s famous snow monkeys at Jigokudani Monkey Park in Nagano. After watching these wild monkeys escape the cold by dipping into steaming hot springs.Your full-day tour also includes a visit to the 7th-century Buddhist temple known as Zenko-ji, and includes a soba noodle lunch. This tour is limited to 20 people for a small-group experience. Please note: This tour is seasonal and runs yearly from November to March. The date is subject to change.
• 7 hours