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Snow Monkey and Hokusai One day tour to Nagano

by YO
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10h $ 312 up to 7 people

Highlights

  • The Snow Monkey Park, Town of Obuse, Hokusai museum

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Overview

Today Japanese monkeys of Jigokudani Onsen became so famous that many foreign visitors eagerly want to visit to see. In Jigokudani (literally meaning is Hell Valley) monkeys take bath in open-air Onsen(Hot spring) in particular during winter season. Visitors can reach there in 3 hours by taking bullet trains and Nagano Dentetsu railway from Tokyo.
Near the snow monkey park, there is a old town of Obuse. Obuse is famous for the works of Hokusai Katsushika. In 1840's Hokusai visited Obuse in his 80's years old and stay there for several years. There is the museum of Hokusai and his patron's housing. You can have lunch in Obuse. There are some restaurants and confectionery shops and Sake breweries. You could have chances to Sake tasting.
If you want, you could visit the temple whose ceiling paint is the largest and last work by Hokusai and his daughter. As the temple is located at outskirt of Obuse, you need to take taxi.
Leaving Tokyo station at 7:20 in the morning, you would arrive at the park around 10:30. You will have enough time to watch monkeys' life. You will enjoy seeing not only the snow monkeys but the beautiful landscape of Central Japan Mountain. You could be back to your hotel by around 19:00 in Tokyo.

What to Expect

You can enjoy seeing many snow monkeys taking Onsen bath. You would not get bored to seeing them in the open-air Onsen bath. You can also enjoy to see Hokusai's works and Hokusai's life in Obuse. Obuse was a very important town for commerce and very flourished. Visitors can enjoy Japanese cousins and cakes using chestnuts.

Highlights

  • The Snow Monkey Park, Town of Obuse, Hokusai museum

Important

The snow monkey park is located in the valley of the mountain foot. The local railway is not so convenient. We have to move as exactly scheduled.
Visitors has to walk about 30 minutes to reach to the park. The road sometimes might be covered by snow. Children under 6 years old and senior persons would have difficulties to walk in bad weather and road conditions.

City Nagano

Meeting Point At your hotel in Tokyo

Ending Point At your hotel in Tokyo

Duration 10 hours

Starting time 06:30 AM

Number of people 1 to 7
What‘s included
  • guide fee
  • hotel pick-up
  • reservation for bullet trains


What‘s not included
  • transportation fee (you and guide) 18
  • 520 JPY/person
  • lunch
  • entrance fee (800 JPY/person)
  • Sake tasting 600 JPY/cup
  • taxi (from Yudanaka to Kanbayashi - the entrance of the road to Jigokudani) 3
  • 600 JPY/car.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day before of the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

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Hello, my name is Yo OGAWA. Please call me Yo. I have been working for senior high schools teaching Japanese history. I have traveled almost all over Japan from Hokkaido to Okinawa. My research field is Canada and I have been to many places in Canada several times.
I love outdoor activities like skiing, trekking and cycling and so on. My favorite ski areas are Shiga-height and Hakuba. I can arrange your ski tours in winter and trekking in summer season there.


Reviews ( 2 )

1 month ago |   by Ratih

“ Trip to snow monkey ”

With our private tour guide Mr. Yo Ogawa, he is very organized and well knowledgeable, he is a very fit gentleman, thank you Mr. Yo Ogawa you are awesome.

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