Snow Monkey Resorts is excited to announce a new day tour from Hakuba for the coming 2019/20 winter season – our Snow Monkey Winter Tour!
This tour combines visits to the famous hot spring-bathing monkeys of Jigokudani, Zenkoji-Temple, and Sake tasting. It’s the ideal way to combine your Hakuba adventures with some of Nagano’s most popular sites and experiences!
The tour begins with pickup at Hakuba Happo bus terminal and Jr Nagano Station before heading toward the Zenkoji-Temple.
As a registered National Treasure, the temple is the most important cultural site in Nagano and one of the oldest and most important Buddhist temples in the entire country!
Having visited the Zenko-ji Temple we head to a nearby restaurant, Monzen Terrace ENYA, for a well-deserved lunch.. Nagano is known for the abundance and quality of its produce, and our guides are always happy to discuss the region’s acclaimed food culture.
After lunch, you can relax as we head to Snow Monkey Park. Established in 1964 as a conservation area for a local troop of Japanese macaques which was under threat from development, the park attracts visitors from all over the world who come to see the monkeys engage in the unique behavior of bathing in ‘onsens’ (natural hot springs) – the only troop of monkeys in the world known to do so! Your guide will introduce you to what makes the troop so unique and allow you time to observe them in close proximity, in the beauty and snow of winter.
No visit to Japan is complete without taking in the cultural sites and unique experiences that define the country and are certain to leave a lasting impression!
Whether you are traveling by yourself, with family or friends, our tour is designed for the enjoyment and interest of both adults and children; a unique way to combine your visit to the famous Snow Monkey Park with the history and adventure of Zenko-ji Temple and indulgent warmth of acclaimed ‘sake’. We look forward to welcoming many new guests to Hakuba and Nagano this winter!
Our (From Hakuba) Snow Monkey Winter Tour will operate every day from December 18th 2019 until March 31st 2020*.