Snow Monkeys Day Tour

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What To Expect

Experience Nagano Prefecture's unique Jigokudani Monkey Park and watch Japanese snow monkeys bathe in warm hot springs surrounded by snow. Visit the renowned Zenkoji Temple and enjoy a relaxing foot bath at Yudanaka.

Specifications

  • Type:
  • Tours around Tokyo
  • Departs From:
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Meeting Point:
  • Tokyo Station or Ueno Station
  • Duration:
  • 14 hours and 10 minutes
  • Availability:
  • Monday Wednesday Friday at 07:40 or Monday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday at 07:40
  • Product Code:
  • 7249
  • Languages:
  • uk

Description

Depart for Nagano and visit the Zenkoji Temple, enjoy a Japanese lunch, see the famous snow monkeys at the Jigokudani Monkey Park and relax and soak your feet at a foot bath in Yudanaka as the day comes to an end.

Tentative Itinerary


07:40 - 08:40 Proceed to Tokyo or Ueno Station. Depart for Nagano on the assigned Nagano Shinkansen bullet train (115 min).
09:45 - 10:20 Arrive at Nagano Station. Meet your guide and proceed to Zenkojishita Station by Nagaden train (5 min).

Zenkoji Temple (30 min)
A renowned temple built in 642. The main hall, also a national treasure, is a rare wooden structure 54 meters (177 feet) wide and 26 meters (85 feet) tall.

Lunch
Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch. Then, proceed to Yudanaka Station by Nagaden (44 - 60 min) and take a shuttle bus to Kanbayashi Onsen-guchi. From there, walk to the monkey park (35 min).

Jigokudani Monkey Park (50 min)
See the famous snow monkeys as they escape the cold in the park's hot spring pools.

Yudanaka City Stroll
Return to Yudanaka and visit a footbath.

17:50 - 19:40 Depart Nagano Station by Nagano Shinkansen bound for Tokyo.
19:35 - 21:30 Disembark at Ueno or Tokyo Station. Tour concludes upon arrival.

Includes


- Hotel Pick up
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner
- English-speaking guide service

Excludes


- Tips and gratuities
- Optional activity costs
- Personal expenses

Please Note


- Your guide will meet you at the Nagano Station.
- The recreational trail between Kanbayashi Onsen-guchi and Jigokudani Yaen-Koen (1.6 kilometers/1 mile, one-way) will be slippery after snowfall due to surface freezing. Please wear non-slip soles or snow shoes (available at any sporting goods stores), warm clothes and gloves.
- Please bring a towel if you plan to use the foot bath in Yudanaka city.
- Children 5 years old and below are free of charge provided no meal is consumed. They will require admission tickets to the Jigokudani Monkey Park.
- Lunch will include Soba (Nagano's specialty). Soba is made with buckwheat and those allergic to it may not be able to enter the restaurant. Lunch may be moved at an earlier time.
- The stroll in Yudanaka city may be omitted depending on bus schedule delays and weather conditions.
- The itinerary is subject to change depending on public transportation schedule adjustments and weather conditions.
- Requests for train reservation (such as departure / arrival time, seat number) are not acceptable.
- This tour has a 2 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.
- Upon booking, please provide information about your place of stay, address, phone number and check-in date for delivery of tickets. For those staying at personal residences, please provide the name of your landlord.
- In case of cancellations (or changes) after you've received your ticket, call the phone number on your confirmation voucher to return your ticket.
- Requests for train reservation (such as departure / arrival time, seat number) are not acceptable.

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