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Visiting Snow Monkey Park and Zenkoji Temple in Nagano


Nagano
8 hours
up to 6 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

Meet at Nagano Station, and proceed to the Snow Monkey Park by train (Nagano Dentetsu Line) or by bus. (It will take an hour)
It is necessary to walk through the parking lot for 35 minutes to reach the park. After visiting the Snow Monkey Park, we return to Nagano station. Then, we will move to Zenkoji temple by bus (or taxi). After visiting Zenkoji temple, return to Nagano station.

Itinerary

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  • Snow Monkey Park
  • Zenkoji Temple
  • Nakamise and shops nearby

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What to Expect

Over 160 wild Japanese Macaque monkeys inhabit the Snow Monkey Park and the area is a paradise for the monkeys. During winter the monkeys enjoy bathing in the hot spring. The park provides us a rare opportunity for us to watch the Macaque up close and observe their fascinating behavior.
At Zenkoji Temple, we will buy a ticket for the kaidan meguri and take the stairs down into the pitch-black crypt passage under the main hall of the temple. If you touch the key below, you will be guaranteed to connect with the pure land.
Sake tasting is also available for those interested.

Departure & Return

Starting time 08:30 AM
Meeting Point Nagano Station
Ending Point Nagano Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

Travel expenses to/from the place where the guide meets you and his residence.
Admission fees to temples/shrines/museums/etc. (you and guide) (apx.1800JPY/person)
Transportation charges during the services. (you and guide) (apx.3000JPY/person)
Lunch
Other actual tour-related expenses (if any).

Important

1) The tour will not be conducted during instances of extreme weather such as typhoons and snowstorms.
2) Warm clothes and shoes are recommended for the walk in winter.
3) Please advise us if you have any religious or health restrictions, allergies, or have other specific requests.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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.

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Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

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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Hugh Hugh United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Truly professional ”

Worked as a tour operator with him. Perfect. Professional. Good time keeper. Knowledgeable. Highly recommended. 😎😎😎

Takeshi:

Thank you for your review. I am glad to see guests enjoyed the autumn in Japan.

Regina Regina United States ( Friends )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Takeshi- guide and friend ”

Takeshi felt like a friend from the very moment he met us in Nagano. He was informative and warm and kind and accommodating. Our time with him in Nagano and Matsumoto were very special.

Takeshi:

Thank you for your review. Worried about the typhoon, but I am happy I could show the beautiful nature of Nagano.

Jeff Jeff United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Excellent guide! ”

Great guide! Very organized, friendly, knowledgeable, easy to talk with.

Takeshi:

Jeff-san, I am glad I could guide you the main sightseeing spots in Central Japan. Hope to see you again. Best regards to your family.

Lindsay Lindsay Australia ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ An excellent guide ”

Takeshi helped us to enjoy a fabulous day in Nagano with a very special visit to the Snow Monkeys. He was incredibly helpful in adapting to our needs and paced the day perfectly, always checking if we were ok with any small changes or recommendations. As well as the snow Monkey trip, we also visited the Zenkoji Temple which was stunning. Hint.... be there on the hour to hear the Monk ringing the shrine Bell that was also used in the Nagano winter Olympic opening ceremony. Takeshi has very good English skills, and we had no problem chatting with him at length about many topics. We had a truly memorable day and would highly recommend him to any prospective clients

Takeshi:

Thank you for your review. I am glad you liked the tour. It was interesting to see mother monkeys with newborn babies. Hope to see you again.

Art Art United States ( Couple )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Tokyo Highlights with Takeshi ”

Takeshi is great guide! He gave us very good observation of the major highlights of Tokyo, it’s history and the culture. Takeshi is also a great person - From the time of making our reservation, until the very end, he was very accommodating, flexible, and attending our (unexpected) needs. We highly recommend Takeshi!

Takeshi:

I am glad you enjoyed the tour. I hope you continue to have a wonderful time in Japan.

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