What To Expect
Depart for Nagano and visit the Zenkoji Temple, enjoy a Japanese lunch and see the famous snow monkeys at the Jigokudani Monkey Park.
07:50 - 08:30 Make your own way to Tokyo Station and depart for Nagano on the assigned Nagano Shinkansen bullet train (110 min).
09:10 - 10:00 Arrive at Nagano Station. Meet your guide and proceed to Zenko-ji Temple Gate.
Zenkoji Temple (60 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.
Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch. Then, proceed to Yudanaka Station (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.
Walk back to Kanbayashi Onsen-guchi (35 min). Depart from Yudanaka Station and arrive at Nagano Station (60 min).
16:30 - 17:30 Depart Nagano Station by Nagano Shinkansen bound for Tokyo (110 min).
18:20 - 19:20 Disembark at Ueno or Tokyo Station. Tour concludes upon arrival.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
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 per booking.
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.
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2 days / 1 night