- Play and explore in the snow of the Japanese mountains
- Visit the ski resorts of Shiga Kogen
- See the snow monkeys in their wintry habitat
- Have fun sledging, snow-scooting, snow-biking, or riding a ski lift up to the mountain top
- Have lunch near the Snow Monkey Park (vegetarian options available)
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Why do we love this
A snowy adventure complete with sledging, skiing and cute snow monkeys - what's not to love!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Experience the Japanese winter as you sledge or snow bike and get to know some adorable snow monkeys!
Your snow adventure starts at Nagano Station at 8:45 am. From there, head to Jigokudani Monkey Park to visit the Japanese macaques bathing in hot springs, frolicking around the park, and cuddling each other to stay warm. Your guide will teach you about the park and the monkeys while you wander around.
Next, it's time for lunch - a delicious Japanese feast to prepare you for the snow stage of the tour. You'll make your way to the sky resort of Shiga Kogen which is the biggest ski area in Japan! The setting for the 1998 Winter Olympics, this mountainous area is full of incredible slopes and stunning scenery. You'll be able to explore the 'snow activity slope' and have a go at playing with snow sledges, snow-scooters, snow-bikes, and more. Even if you have no experience skiing or snowboarding you'll find plenty to do!
Afterwards, it's time to take a ski lift ride up one of the highest mountains of Shiga Kogen where you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the entire northern Nagano area. Snap some photos, then head back down the mountain in time to return to Nagano.
This tour is a full day trip, starting at 8:45 am and finishing back at Nagano Station at 6:30pm