*Please note that in 2019, this service has been extended to now be available all year round for guests joining us in Nagano City. Up-to-date information can be found at: 1-DAY SNOW MONKEYS, ZENKO-JI TEMPLE & SAKE TOUR: ALTERNATE PICKUP POINTS AVAILABLE IN NAGANO CITY!*
We are happy to announce that if you are booking a tour between the dates of December 1st 2018 to March 31st 2019 we will again be offering 3 different pickup points in Nagano City during winter 2018/19!
This service is available for our 1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple and Sake Tour. It is provided at no additional cost so please read on if you are booking a tour between those dates!
On the morning of your tour we offer 3 pickup points in Nagano City for the convenience of guests staying at accommodation spread throughout the city.
Pickup Point ①: Hotel Kokusai 21 Area @ 9:10
Pickup Point ②: JR Nagano Station @ 9:35
Pickup Point ③: Zenko-ji Temple Area @ 9:00
Our main pickup point remains as JR Nagano Station, in front of the Information Board directly across from the shinkansen gates, at 09:35 (as pictured below). If you want to meet your guide at the station there is no need to request a specific pickup point. Just book your tour, note the meetup time at JR Nagano Station, and we’ll see you there!
However, in addition to meeting at this point we will be offering two other designated meeting points in Nagano City for the convenience of guests.. If you are intending to stay at Hotel Kokusai 21 or at accommodation in the Zenko-ji Temple precinct, these pickup points may well be more convenient for you! Please note, that requests for pickup at either at Pickup Point ① or Pickup Point ③ must be made at least 3 business days in advance of your tour.
Please click on the images and links below for details of the exact meeting points:
Pick-up Point ①: Hotel Kokusai 21 Area @ 9:10 / RESERVATION REQUIRED
Examples of accommodation close to pick-up point ① Hotel Hokusai 21 Area:
・Hotel Kokusai 21
・The Saihokukan Hotel
Pick-up Point ②: JR Nagano Station @ 9:35 / NO RESERVATION REQUIRED
Examples of accommodation nearby JR Nagano Station:
・ Hotel JAL City Nagano
・ Comfort Hotel Nagano
・ Dormy Inn Nagano
・ Hotel New Nagano
・ Nagano Plaza Hotel
・ Moritomizu Backpackers
・ Toyoko Inn Nagano-Eki Zenkoji-Guchi
・ Hotel SunRoute Nagano Higashi Guchi
Pick-up Point ③: Zenko-ji Temple Area @ 9:55AM / RESERVATION REQUIRED
Examples of accommodation close to pick-up point ③ Zenko-ji Temple Area/Monzen Terrace Enya:
Guests coming to Nagano by train on the morning of the tour, or those staying at a hotel nearby the station, simply meet your guide in front of the Information Board across from the Shinkansen Exit at Nagano Station at 09:35AM.
How do I request my preferred pick-up point in Nagano City?
Simply select your preferred option on the booking form on our tour page. Please note that if you do not select a pickup option you will be expecting to see you at our main/default meeting point at JR Nagano Station.
I’ve already booked and paid for my tour and now I want to request/change my pickup to 1. Hotel Kokusai 21 Area or 2. the Zenko-ji Temple Area?
No problem at all! Simply contact us and request the change. Please make sure this is done at least 3 days before your tour to avoid any confusion on the day.
Can you pick me up directly from my accommodation (other than Hotel Kokusai 21)?
Unfortunately we cannot offer this service due to the delay it would cause to the tour schedule.
We look forward to welcoming you to Nagano!