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Full-Day Tour of Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple and Sake in Nagano provided by Snow Monkey Resorts

Full-Day Tour of Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple and Sake in Nagano

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Overview
This action-packed Nagano adventure has it all—a historic temple, a sake tasting, and snow monkeys. Avoid the hassle of figuring out local public transport schedules, and opt for a much more relaxed form of sightseeing—an organized tour with transfers between sights and entry tickets included. Visit the beautiful Zenko-ji temple, have a guided sake tasting, and go to the Snow Monkey Park to see monkeys bathing in hot springs.
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    Zenko-ji Temple
    Stop: 90 minutes -
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  • 2
    MONZEN TERRACE ENYA
    Stop: 80 minutes -
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  • 3
    Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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Highlights
  • Avoid long ticket lines—entry to the Snow Monkey Park is included
  • Visit a Buddhist sight the dates back to the 7th century—Zenko-ji temple
  • Travel with ease between dispersed sites—transfers are included
  • No need to bring food with you—a delicious lunch is provided
Important Information
Departure Point
Nagano Station, Japan, 〒380-0921 長野県長野市大字栗田59 Happo Information Center & Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal, Japan, 〒399-9301 Nagano, Kitaazumi-gun, Hakuba, Happō, 大字北城八方5734-1
Duration
8h
Return Details
Nagano Station, Japan, 〒380-0921 長野県長野市大字栗田59 Happo Information Center & Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal, Japan, 〒399-9301 Nagano, Kitaazumi-gun, Hakuba, Happō, 大字北城八方5734-1
Inclusions
  • Transportation fee from Nagano to the Snow Monkey Park and between activities/attractions
  • Lunch (vegetarian and vegan options available, please try to let us know in advance)
  • Sake tasting
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entry/Admission - Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Exclusions
  • Shinkansen/bullet train tickets
  • Entry to paid attractions at Zenko-ji
  • Additional food, snacks and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour includes a reasonable amount of walking including to and from the monkey park along a 1.6km (1 mile), unsealed forest trail. Please sure your footwear is approriate and you are dressed accordingly for the season.
  • Guests are required to follow the Snow Monkey Park rules at all times. Guests are not permitted to touch, hold, feed or bathe with the monkeys at any time. There are no barriers separating the monkeys from visitors to the park. Please ensure you keep a minimum distance of 1 to 2 meters between yourself and the monkeys. Your guide will explain the rules prior to entering the park.
  • There are a few days in the year that the monkeys might not come down to the park. In such case we will provide an alternative activity.
  • Infants (0-5) are welcome to join the tour free of charge and as such, do not receive lunch. If food is required, please order and pay directly at the restaurant.
  • This tour includes lunch at Monzen Terrace Enya. On rare occasions it may not be possible to use this restaurant in which case we would switch to another, comparable location.
  • The start and finish of the tour are arranged according to the bullet train (called Hokuriku Shinkansen) timetable. See below for specific timetables on the bullet train departure and arrival times to/from Nagano Station.
  • Departure Tokyo Station – Arrival Nagano Station: Tokyo: 07:20 – Nagano: 08:43 – Kagayaki (reserved seats only) * Tokyo: 07:24 – Nagano: 09:14 – Asama Tokyo: 07:52 – Nagano: 09:30 – Hakutaka
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Departure Nagano Station – Arrival Tokyo Station Nagano: 17:55 – Tokyo: 19:20 – Kagayaki (reserved seats only) Nagano: 18:22 – Tokyo: 20:00 – Hakutaka
  • This tour is scheduled to conclude at JR Nagano Station by 17:30. However, due to weather and road conditions in winter we cannot guarantee the end time. For guests booking shinkansen tickets to travel to Tokyo after the tour in winter, we ask that you do not book any service earlier than the 17:55 Kagayaki (reservation only) or our recommendation of the 18:22 Hakutaka. For guests booking onward tickets to other destinations we also recommend doing so for times of 18:00 or later.
  • This tour does not include bullet train/shinkansen tickets. For guests traveling to Nagano from Tokyo, Kanazawa or other hubs, please check the train schedule and pricing in advance of the day of your tour to avoid unexpected delays and costs.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Mikaela wrote a review Apr 2020
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Our host was in training however she did an amazing job. The hosts were knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely would recommend this to friends and family who decide to visit Nagano.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Snow_Monkey_Resorts, Front Office Manager at Full-Day Tour of Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple and Sake in Nagano
Responded 7 Apr 2020
Thanks for taking the time to review your tour! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your day-out in Nagano and appreciate you choosing us while in Japan! Stay safe and healthy and we hope to see you in Nagano again in future.
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MarinaD7 wrote a review Apr 2020
Fort Lee, New Jersey25 contributions14 helpful votes
This was a great tour! Very nice and knowledgeable guide, great itinerary, nice pace. We loved sake tasting, lunch was delicious, tour of the shrine was very informative, but most of all we enjoyed the snow monkey park!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Snow_Monkey_Resorts, Front Office Manager at Full-Day Tour of Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple and Sake in Nagano
Responded 5 Apr 2020
Thanks for taking the time to review our tour! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your day-out in Nagano including your visit to the temple, sake, lunch and of course, the monkeys! Thanks for choosing us and stay safe and healthy.
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Reiko wrote a review Mar 2020
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We joined a snow monkey tour. It was very exciting tour with a knowledgeable English speaker’s guide. One day trip to Nagano from Tokyo is a good opportunity to spend a relaxing holiday. We can enjoy a tour including Some of the Must to see places in Nagano and a good lunch.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Snow_Monkey_Resorts, Front Office Manager at Full-Day Tour of Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple and Sake in Nagano
Responded 22 Mar 2020
Thank you for booking a tour with us and we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your day-out in Nagano! Tours are indeed much smaller than usual at the moment - another reason we really appreciate that you chose to join us! Should you come back to Nagano we'd love to see you again. All the best!!
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Jen L wrote a review Mar 2020
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Great day! Lovely tour guide. Zenkoji temple was beautiful in the snow and we enjoyed the optional experience of finding the key under the temple. Very dark tunnel and longer than I had anticipated so maybe not ideal for those who get claustrophobic. It had been snowing
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Snow_Monkey_Resorts, Front Office Manager at Full-Day Tour of Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple and Sake in Nagano
Responded 17 Mar 2020
Thanks for writing a review of your tour and thanks for choosing us! The temple tunnel is indeed dark and long. A truly unique experience - we are glad you tried it! We are also thrilled to know you enjoyed your time with the monkeys!
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mgh1965 wrote a review Mar 2020
Coolum Beach, Australia543 contributions83 helpful votes
What a great day it has been. Took the train to Nagano from Tokyo just to do this tour. Well worth it. The guide was very knowledgeable & friendly. The temples are good , the Sake & the lunch were very tasty. But the monkeys were amazing. We had snow & make sure you wear good
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Response from Snow_Monkey_Resorts, Front Office Manager at Full-Day Tour of Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple and Sake in Nagano
Responded 17 Mar 2020
Thanks for taking the time to review our tour and we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your day in Nagano. We always appreciate guests who make the effort to come all the way from Tokyo. We are thrilled to know the experience lived up to expectations and again, thanks for choosing us!
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travelgbb007
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very well organized and fun tour
Sylvain was our very knowledgeable guide for this tour, and morning on snowy slopes was definitely big fun, the lun
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Escape639724
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Amazing experience
A wonderful day filled with nature, food, sake tasting and spirituality. Seeing those snow monkeys was the highlig
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luisisaacf2018
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Really fun experience.
You will have a lot of fun in the snow, have a good time, the food is delicious and the visit to the park tired but
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agneskohak
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Family trip - 1 day fun ski & snow monkey park
Wonderful experience with Snow Monkey Resorts. They response to emails promptly and give good advice. Peter, our
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Suzannu2020
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Perfect Day!
The tour was amazing! #1-Every meal catered to my gluten free needs, and they were prepared ahead of time. We had
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Safari33283457137
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Family trip
We had the best day, heaps of fun. Well worth it. Heaps of Snow monkeys and the snow fun was just that. FUN
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Skies04
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Family Trip
Amazing. Worth the hike. Beautiful scenery. Funny hyper monkeys. Snow was perfectly perfect. Although freezing the
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hermiedermie
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A great day of fun in nature
We went Snowmobiling in Shoga Kogen in the morning , then to the Snow monkeys in the afternoon. The company organis
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CocoaArt
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Great experience
We did the tour with our two girls and two other families. It was easy to organise us all into the one tour. We had
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wanderingkiwifam
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Great fun
A fabulous day. We were greeted at the train station then by bus to see the Snow Monkeys our guide Sijung was great
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holidayfun2020
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Great day on the Tour
We spent the 1st day of 2020 on the snow mokeys tour. What a great day it was! Peter was such a great tour guide an
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STaylor70
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A great day out!
We had a sensational day with Sylvain as our guide. Snow monkeys bathing, great lunch and so much fun playing in th
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DarkSpot
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Excellent Private Bus Charter Service
Our group consisted of about 15 pax. We engaged Snow Monkey Resorts to transport us from karuizawa to Hakuba, Hakub
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Zoey S
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Unbelievable
This day trip is phenomenal. Being from tropical FNQ my children had never seen snow so THAT in itself was mindblow
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Myluggageintheworld
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Cute excursion from Nagano
This visit if probably a must of the area. Especially in Winter Is very special to walk in a snowy pass and find at
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  • Duration: 8h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 4 days in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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