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3N/4D SKI/SNOWBOARD & SNOW MONKEY PACKAGE TOUR

3N/4D SKI/SNOWBOARD & SNOW MONKEY PACKAGE TOUR

Period

Dec 22nd to Mar 20th (tour starts from Tue, Fri, Sun)

Time

(Day1) 9:35 - (Last) 19:00

Meeting Place

JR Nagano Station Information Board

Price

Adult (13+) 96,000 JPY
Child (6-12) 85,000 JPY

Inclusions:

 

・3N/4D stay in Shiga Kogen* – Japan’s largest ski resort – with accommodation at Hotel Mt. Shiga

・All-mountain lift tickets for the duration of your stay

・Breakfast each day & dinner on the first night at hotel

・Japanese dinner experience at Hotaru-tei, a renowned local restaurant

・Visit Nagano’s world-famous Snow Monkeys

・Transportation to Shiga Kogen from/back to JR Nagano Station

 

*If you would like to extend the number of nights in Shiga Kogen, 4D/5N or 5D/6N options are also available.

 

・4D/5N: 112,000 JPY per adult (+13) and 100,000 JPY per child (6-12).

・5D/6N: 125,000 JPY per adult (+13) and 110,000 JPY per child (6-12).

 

Also, if you are a group of organisation and looking for a tour on the private-basis, please contact us to snowmonkeyresorts@machinovate.com.

 

Description

 

This package tour takes the hassle out of arranging your winter adventure in Nagano by including pickup and transport to and from Japan’s largest ski resort, Shiga Kogen, accommodation in the central village (including all breakfasts and first nightsdinner), all-mountain lift tickets along with a traditional Japanese dining experience a renowned local restaurant, and a visit to the world-famous Snow Monkey Park. With optional additions including ski/snowboard rental or English ski/snowboard lessons, we have all bases covered in one convenient package tour! All you need to do is bring yourself to JR Nagano Station and we’ll take it from there!

 

The minimum participant age for this tour is 6 years old.

 

As host of the 1998 Winter Olympics, Nagano is home to more than 30 independent ski resorts and some of the deepest powder in the world. The biggest of those resorts is Shiga Kogen, covering more than 600ha of terrain across 18 ski areas including Japan’s highest chair-lifted ski run at 2307 meters. The closest resort to the world-famous Snow Monkey Park, Shiga Kogen is known for its beauty, expansive terrain, and having the best powder in Nagano!

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You will be met at JR Nagano Station from where you will be transported first to the Snow Monkey Park, which lies at the base of Shiga Kogen. After observing wild Japanese monkeys of Jigokudani, you will be served with Japanese lunch at the local fine restaurant. Then you will be taken to your accommodation in the central village of Shiga Kogen. Arriving your hotel in Shiga Kogen by 14:45 we will assist you with check-in and orientation at your hotel, collection of your lift passes, rental gear, and to fully prepare for your winter journey from the next day and onward. The dinner will be offered at your hotel for the first night.

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The second day is yours to enjoy shredding Shiga Kogen’s numerous ski runs with dinner on night two at one of the region’s most renowned restaurants, Hotaru-tei (pictured below). The third day is again yours to hit your favorite areas of Shiga and make sure you’ve experienced the entire resort with the night yours to sort-out your own dinner at any of the nearby restaurants of Ichinose Village.

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On the forth day you will check-out your hotel, but you can enjoy the ski for the whole day long while keeping your luggage at the hotel front desk. After enjoying skiing/snowboarding, you can change your clothes or relax in onsen at the hotel (if you want), and get back to JR Nagano Station by the express bus (the ticket will be provided on Day 1).

 

The express bus is running from the bus stop nearby your hotel and directly take you to JR Nagano Station. Your guide on the first day will tell you whereabouts of the bus stop and the timetable. Depending on how much time you would like to spend on slopes, when you want to depart Shiga Kogen is entirely up to you.

 

 

Video: Shiga Kogen Winter Resort: Biggest, Highest, Best Powder!

 

 

Accommodation during your stay:

 

The accommodation included in this package is Hotel Mt. Shiga, located in the resorts most central area, Ichinose Village. Located within only minutes walk from the central ski areas and the greatest concentration of restaurants and bars in Shiga Kogen, there’s no better place to base yourself. The hotel is popular among skiers/boarders for its cozy atmosphere and convenient facilities including dry-room, onsen-style indoor bath, quality of meal service, and communal lounge.

 

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A private room will be allocated for each group booking.

 

For a group of 2 people: twin room (two beds, private bathroom, private shower)

 

For a group of 3-6 people: Japanese & Western-style mixed room (two beds, tatami mattress for 4 futons, private bathroom, private shower)

 

Picture Twin Room:

Hotel Mount Shiga Room

 

Picture Japanese & Western Mixed Room:

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Onsen-style public bath:

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Front Bar & Communal Area:

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Breakfast & Dinner Service:

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Optional rentals/lesson (including tax):

 

For guests wanting rental gear and/or ski/snowboard lessons, the rental fare will be added to your total package price. Please specify what you need in your application from.

 

 

Ski/Snowboard Private Lesson in English (price per a group) 

2 Hours: ¥19,000

3 Hours: ¥27,000

4 Hours: ¥37,000

5 Hours: ¥45,000

6 Hours: ¥53,000

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Day1 9:35 Pickup at JR Nagano Station and transported to Shiga Kogen Mountain Resort & Snow Monkey Park.
11:30 Arrival at the Snow Monkey Park Area start walking to the monkey park. You will have 45-50 minutes at the park to observe the monkeys. After the park you will be served with Japanese lunch.
14:45 Arrival at your hotel in Shiga Kogen, Hotel Mt. Shiga, where you will be assisted with a brief orientation and collection of your lift passes and rental gear (if required).
16:00 The end of the orientation. For the rest of the day you can relax your hotel, explore the surroundings. The dinner will be served at the hotel for the 1st day.
Day2 Following the breakfast service included at your hotel, the whole day is yours to enjoy skiing/boarding in the resort.
17:30 Transported to Hotaru-tei, one of the region’s most renowned restaurants for a multi-dinner course dinner. Hotaru-tei is 160-year old traditional building serving some of Nagano’s best cuisine. Following your meal you will be shuttled back to the hotel – returning by 21:00.
Day3 Following the breakfast service included at your hotel, another day is yours to explore all that Shiga has to offer - every peak, every course (for long stay packages of 5N/6D, Day 3, 4 & 5 are yours to enjoy in Shiga Kogen).
Day4 9:50 Following the breakfast service included at your hotel, check-out and you can enjoy skiing Shiga Kogen until the bus departure from the bus stop nearby the hotel. You can leave your luggage at the hotel until your departure, come back & change your clothes and get the bus back to JR Nagano Station.
16:55 The last bus from Shiga Kogen departs at 16:55(*) from the nearest bus stop from your hotel and directly goes to JR Nagano Station.

*Please note that the bus time schedule slightly changes per season. Your guide will inform you of the updated time schedule on the 1st day.
19:00 Arrival back at JR Nagano Station.

NOTES

Inclusions:

3 nights (and onwards on the longer package) stay in Shiga Kogen with accommodation at Hotel Mt. Shiga

Breakfast each day & dinner on the first night at hotel

All-mountain lift tickets for the duration of your stay

Dinner at Hotaru-tei, a renowned local restaurant on Day 2

Snow Monkey Park Entrance

Transportation to Shiga Kogen from/to JR Nagano Station

 

Exclusions:

Dinner on the 3rd night (and onwards on the longer package)

Lunches at the ski resorts

Rentals (please select your needs in “Extras” section to include them in your fare) 

Ski/snowboard lessons (we can reserve your lesson if required, but please pay directly to the instructor)

Insurance

 

 

Other Information:

・In the case that there are no available rooms in Mt. Shiga on days of your travel, we will find a different hotel in the central area of Shiga Kogen. We will confirm your booking with your agreement to the change.

MEETING PLACE

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JR Nagano Station Information Board

Kurita, Nagano-shi, Nagano, 380-0921, Japan

FAQ

What time of the bullet train should I ride to arrive in Nagano on time on Day 1? 

The start of the package tour is 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.

 

Departing Tokyo Station – Arriving 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

 

* You can still take 07:52 – 09:30 train since JR Nagano Station isn’t big at all and there is only one Shinkansen ticket exit. The tour meet-up is just after the Shinkansen ticket exit so please come straight up to there.

 

What time does the bullet train depart back to Tokyo after the tour?

On the final day of your package tour, you will be returned to JR Nagano Station with your luggage by 17:30. The following train services can be used:

 

Departing Nagano Station – Arriving Tokyo Station:

Nagano: 19:38 – Tokyo: 21:16 – Hakutaka

Nagano: 20:26 – Tokyo: 21:56 – Kagayaki (reserved seats only)

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