Nagano Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and Zenko-ji Temple Visit with Lunch

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Japanese macaque or snow monkey
Japanese macaque or snow monkey
Japanese macaques or snow monkeys soaking in the hot springs at Jigokudani Monkey Park
Japanese macaques or snow monkeys soaking in the hot springs at Jigokudani Monkey Park
Snow monkeys bathing in the pool surrounded by snow at Jigokudani Monkey Park
Snow monkeys bathing in the pool surrounded by snow at Jigokudani Monkey Park
Zenko-ji Temple, a Buddhist temple built in the 7th century
Zenko-ji Temple, a Buddhist temple built in the 7th century
Japanese stone lanterns at Zenko-ji Temple
Japanese stone lanterns at Zenko-ji Temple
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What To Expect

Embark on a unique experience of seeing snow monkeys soak in hot springs surrounded by snow at Jigokudani Monkey Park. Then, explore the impressive Zenko-ji Temple with an informative guide and take delight in a scrumptious lunch of authentic Japanese cuisine.

Highlights

  • A fully-guided tour of two of the must-visit sites in Nagano Prefecture

  • See the snow monkeys soaking in the natural hot springs of Jigokudani Monkey Park

  • Visit Zenko-ji Temple, one of the most important and popular temples in Japan

  • Enjoy a lunch of soba buckwheat noodles, a delicious local specialty

Specifications

Type:
Day Tours in Nagano
Departs From:
Nagano
Meeting Point:
Nagano Station
Duration:
7 hours
Availability:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:35 AM
Product Code:
14560
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Description

Meet up with your guide at Nagano Station and then enjoy a 30-minute bus ride to Zenko-ji Temple. One of the most important and popular temples in Japan, this pilgrimage site was founded in the 7th century and houses the first Buddhist statue ever to be brought into the country. Led by your friendly and informative guide, stroll through the temple gate to visit the main hall, a stunning wooden structure of impressive size which houses other Buddhist statues.

After your temple visit, stop for a lunch of delicious soba buckwheat noodles, a local specialty.

Then, hop on a train and enjoy a scenic ride to Yudanaka Station. You'll be transferred to Kanbayashi Onsenguchi which is a 35-minute walk to Jigokudano Monkey Park, known as the only place Japanese macaques or snow monkeys can be seen enjoying hot springs. Savor the sight of this close-knit group of snow monkeys as they soak in the spring-fed pools at the park. Watch them relax, play or even swim in the hot spring, ignoring and obliviously impressing their human guests.

At the end of the tour, follow your guide to back to Kanbayashi Onsenguchi where you will be picked up and driven to Yudanaka Station for a 1-hour ride by local train to Nagano Station.

Includes

  • English-speaking guide

  • Jigokudani Monkey Park entrance fee

  • Zenko-ji Temple visit

  • Japanese-style lunch

Excludes

  • Hotel pick up and drop off

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • This product requires booking at least 6 business days in advance.

  • 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.

  • Children 5 years old and below are free of charge provided no meal is consumed but will be required to purchase admission ticket to Jigokudani Monkey Park. Please inquire for the price.

  • Lunch will include soba (Nagano's specialty). Participants with soba (buckwheat) allergies may not be able to enter the restaurant. Lunch may also be moved at an earlier time.

  • The itinerary is subject to change depending on public transportation schedule adjustments and weather conditions.

  • 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.

  • Full name on passport per participant will be required upon booking.

  • The behavior of wild monkeys cannot be predicted. The park will be closed to visitors in case the monkeys do not come down to the park from the mountains. In this case, the tour will be canceled.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 9 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 30% Cancellation Fee (70% reimbursement): between 3 to 8 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 2 days or less prior to date of activity.

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