As Nagano’s No.1 tour and charter operator we are always looking for ways the experience we provide our guests on our tours. Awarded a 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award as one of the Top 10 Experiences in Japan, our 1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji and Sake Tour is our most popular tour and in order to make it even better, we’ve extended our winter-only multiple pick-up points in Nagano City to now be available all year round!
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 /default pickup point remains as JR Nagano Station, in front of the Information Board directly across from the shinkansen gates, at 09:35.
If you want to meet your guide at the station there, simply select @ 9:35 JR Nagano Station Information Board from the options in the ‘Select your pickup option’ field when booking the tour.
In addition to meeting at this point we also offer 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 and accommodation in the immediate areas:
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 from Tokyo 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.
For information regarding how to get to Nagano from Tokyo by shinkansen/bullet train including how to reserve tickets, please see: HOW TO: GETTING TO NAGANO FROM TOKYO BY SHINKANSEN.
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 send us an email and request the change: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!