Cherry Blossom and Snow Monkey Day Trip from Nagano

Tours & Sightseeing in Nagano

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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.
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 cultural things one can do whilst being in the land of the rising sun.Located in the chilly, mountainous region of northern Nagano, cherry blossoms tend to bloom later than those in cities like Tokyo or Kyoto. Every year, the blossoms normally come into bloom around the middle of April. Nagano is not as famous as those 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. First explore the Jigokudani Monkey Park, where you can observe the wild Japanese macaques in close proximity. April is generally the month when newborn babies appear in the park with 20-30 babies born each spring. It's an adorable sight and one of the best times of year to visit!After enjoying a Japanese lunch at a nearby restaurant, the tour will take you to hanami spots where cherry blossoms can be seen. Each day's location is selected to match where the blossoms are in full bloom and in order to give you the best possible experience. Each spot has different types of cherry blossoms and its own unique character, allowing you to enjoy this most Japanese experience.After enjoying the cherry blossoms, you will be taken to the train that takes you back to JR Nagano Station. The tour is scheduled to conclude at JR Nagano Station between 17:30 to 18:30 (the varying location of the viewing sights will impact on the tour's end-time from day-to-day).This seasonal tour is available from April 10th to 30th 2019. Don’t miss this special opportunity to witness Japan at it's best in spring!

What’s included

  • Transport fee from Nagano to the Jigokudani Monkey Park and between activities/attractions
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

What’s not included

  • Bullet train tickets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Highlights

  • Seasonal Offer
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Lunch included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
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