- Take photos with the world-famous snow monkeys
- Explore the famous Zenkoji Temple
- Shop at Nakamise street
- Taste Japanese sake at the local sake brewery
- Enjoy lunch at Snow Monkey Park (vegetarian options available)
- Transportation fee from Nagano to the Snow Monkey Park and between activities/attractions included
- Snow Monkey Park entrance fee included
- English-speaking guide
Bullet train tickets and fees for the attractions in Zenko-ji Temple.
Why do we love this
This is a great chance to see some of Nagano's most iconic sights and experience Japanese culture. You get a little taste of everything - nature, culture, shopping and sake!
WHAT TO EXPECT
This tour is a terrific taste of all that stunning Nagano has to offer. Explore the temple town of Nagano City and meet snow monkeys in Jigokudani - "Hell's Valley"! Travel through breathtaking Japanese scenery, relax at peaceful Zenkoji Temple and shop til you drop at the bustling Nakamise shopping street.
Your adventure begins early at 8:45 am and after meeting your guide at Nagano Station, it's time to head to the Snow Monkey Park. Take a 30-minute stroll through beautiful forest and surrounds and try and spot monkeys as you go. You'll be able to watch Japanese wild macaques bathing in onsen (hot springs) or frolicking around the park.
After watching the monkeys play, it's time for a delicious lunch, and then - time to get tranquil at Zenko-ji Temple!
Explore the temple precinct with an expert guide, and learn about the history and culture of this Buddist temple. Take a wander around the beautiful grounds and discover hidden gems like the tunnel under the temple where you can gain enlightenment by finding the “Key To Paradise”.
Next, you'll be able to explore Nakamise Street, famous for its shopping and deals, with 30 minutes free time! Try some Japanese Sake at a local brewery and pick up some souvenirs to take home.
After trying the delicious sake, it's time to head back to Nagano Station.
This tour is a full day trip, starting at 8:45 am and ending at 5:00 pm.