Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park Tour by Bullet Train (Departs from Tokyo)

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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 lunch at this historic temple.

Highlights
  • 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

Description

Depart for Nagano and visit the Zenkoji Temple, enjoy a Japanese lunch and see the famous snow monkeys at the Jigokudani Monkey Park.

Itinerary

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.

Lunch - 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 - Depart Nagano Station by Nagano Shinkansen bound for Tokyo (110 min).

18:30 - 19:00 - Disembark at Ueno or Tokyo Station. Tour concludes upon arrival.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Includes

  • Lunch

  • Admission

  • Train fare

  • Accredited English-speaking guide
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Duration: 11:30 - 12:30 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Wed and Fri
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Lunch / Admission / Train fare / Accredited English-speaking guide

Schedule

  • 06:50

    ~7:40 Depart from Tokyo Station (120 min)

  • 08:30

    ~09:20 Arrive at Nagano Station

    Meet up with your guide as well as other tour participants at the arrivals area in Nagano Station.

  • 09:40

    Depart from Nagano Station

  • 10:10

    Zenkoji Temple (40 min)

    Built 1,400 years ago, Zenkoji Temple is one of Japan's national treasures. The temple is home to the first ever Buddhist statue brought to Japan, a copy of which is shown to the public every six years. On this tour, you'll get to see the main hall of the temple, replete with Buddhist statues.

  • 11:00

    Lunch (40 min)

    Enjoy a delicious bowl of buckwheat soba noodles, known to be a specialty of Nagano.

  • 11:40

    Depart from Zenkoji Station

  • 12:30

    Roman Museum Parking Lot

    Upon arrival, take a 40-minute walk from the parking lot to the Jigokudani Monkey Park. During the winter months, the path may be frozen or slippery. Please note that assistance will not be provided for small children or participants with difficulty in walking.

  • 13:20

    Jigokudani Monkey Park (50 min)

    Irresistibly cute! This spot is internationally renowned as the only place wild monkeys can be seen enjoying hot springs. Seeing the monkeys' curious behavior up close is sure to bring a smile to each visitor's face.

  • 14:10

    Depart from Jigokudani Monkey Park (50 min)

  • 15:00

    Depart from Roman Museum Parking Lot

  • 16:00

    Arrive at Nagano Station

  • 16:20

    ~17:15 Depart from Nagano Station (120 min)

  • 18:00-19:00

    Tour Ends at Tokyo Station

Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Snow Monkey Day Tour from Tokyo

Duration: 11:30 - 12:30 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Wed and Fri
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Lunch / Admission / Train fare / Accredited English-speaking guide

Schedule

  • 06:50

    ~7:40 Depart from Tokyo Station (120 min)

  • 08:30

    ~09:20 Arrive at Nagano Station

    Meet up with your guide as well as other tour participants at the arrivals area in Nagano Station.

  • 09:40

    Depart from Nagano Station

  • 10:10

    Zenkoji Temple (40 min)

    Built 1,400 years ago, Zenkoji Temple is one of Japan's national treasures. The temple is home to the first ever Buddhist statue brought to Japan, a copy of which is shown to the public every six years. On this tour, you'll get to see the main hall of the temple, replete with Buddhist statues.

  • 11:00

    Lunch (40 min)

    Enjoy a delicious bowl of buckwheat soba noodles, known to be a specialty of Nagano.

  • 11:40

    Depart from Zenkoji Station

  • 12:30

    Roman Museum Parking Lot

    Upon arrival, take a 40-minute walk from the parking lot to the Jigokudani Monkey Park. During the winter months, the path may be frozen or slippery. Please note that assistance will not be provided for small children or participants with difficulty in walking.

  • 13:20

    Jigokudani Monkey Park (50 min)

    Irresistibly cute! This spot is internationally renowned as the only place wild monkeys can be seen enjoying hot springs. Seeing the monkeys' curious behavior up close is sure to bring a smile to each visitor's face.

  • 14:10

    Depart from Jigokudani Monkey Park (50 min)

  • 15:00

    Depart from Roman Museum Parking Lot

  • 16:00

    Arrive at Nagano Station

  • 16:20

    ~17:15 Depart from Nagano Station (120 min)

  • 18:00-19:00

    Tour Ends at Tokyo Station

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Schedule

  • 06:50

    ~7:40 Depart from Tokyo Station (120 min)

  • 08:30

    ~09:20 Arrive at Nagano Station

    Meet up with your guide as well as other tour participants at the arrivals area in Nagano Station.

  • 09:40

    Depart from Nagano Station

  • 10:10

    Zenkoji Temple (40 min)

    Built 1,400 years ago, Zenkoji Temple is one of Japan's national treasures. The temple is home to the first ever Buddhist statue brought to Japan, a copy of which is shown to the public every six years. On this tour, you'll get to see the main hall of the temple, replete with Buddhist statues.

  • 11:00

    Lunch (40 min)

    Enjoy a delicious bowl of buckwheat soba noodles, known to be a specialty of Nagano.

  • 11:40

    Depart from Zenkoji Station

  • 12:30

    Roman Museum Parking Lot

    Upon arrival, take a 40-minute walk from the parking lot to the Jigokudani Monkey Park. During the winter months, the path may be frozen or slippery. Please note that assistance will not be provided for small children or participants with difficulty in walking.

  • 13:20

    Jigokudani Monkey Park (50 min)

    Irresistibly cute! This spot is internationally renowned as the only place wild monkeys can be seen enjoying hot springs. Seeing the monkeys' curious behavior up close is sure to bring a smile to each visitor's face.

  • 14:10

    Depart from Jigokudani Monkey Park (50 min)

  • 15:00

    Depart from Roman Museum Parking Lot

  • 16:00

    Arrive at Nagano Station

  • 16:20

    ~17:15 Depart from Nagano Station (120 min)

  • 18:00-19:00

    Tour Ends at Tokyo Station

  • (For Check-In) Tokyo Station Time: 06:50:00

  • (For Check-Out) Tokyo Station Time: 18:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Tokyo Station Time: 06:50:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Tokyo Station Time: 18:00:00

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Notes

Restriction(s)
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  • Please refer to the final itinerary and train tickets for the train number and schedule. Tickets and the final itinerary will be sent to your hotel/accommodation at least 8 days before the tour departs.

  • In the case of change of address for delivery of tickets after reservation, please notify us at least 8 days before departure. If you must cancel your tour after receiving the tickets, please send the tickets back to the Sunrise Center.

  • Infants (ages 0-5) may join for free if they do not require a separate meal or a separate seat on the bullet train or other forms of transportation. If you would like for them to have a separate seat or meal, please book them as a child.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
All Packages
  • The walk between Roman Museum parking lot and Jigokudani Monkey Park will be 40-minutes one way. Please wear shoes suitable for walking on frozen or slippery paths. The average temperature is -1 degrees C. It is advised to wear warm clothes.

All Packages
  • Walking shoes

Additional Note(s)
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  • Bullet train times cannot be changed. Please board the designated bullet train.

  • An English interpreter guide accompanies this tour from arrival at JR Nagano Station until the tour ends at JR Nagano Station.

  • Luggage is to be carried by each individual. There is not much space on the bullet train, train, or bus, so please leave large items such as suitcases at your hotel.

  • The itinerary may be changed due to timetable adjustments for bullet trains, trains, and buses.

  • Lunch includes soba buckwheat noodles.. Participants with buckwheat allergies may not be able to enter the restaurant.

  • The behavior of wild monkeys are unpredictable and there may be days where the park will be closed when the monkeys do not come down from the mountains. The tour may be cancelled on the day before departure and a full refund will be issued in such cases.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a minimum of 2 and maximum of 20.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 8 business days (18:00:00 local time) to 2 business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made between 2 business days (18:00:00 local time) to 1 business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made between 1 business days (18:00:00 local time) to business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Change Policy

Please contact Veltra immediately if you make any changes to your booking once it is confirmed, as:

・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 8 business days to 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 2 business days to 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 1 business days to 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
・Any changes made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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