Snow Monkey Resorts Winter Tours & Charters
  • Snow Monkey Resorts Winter Tours & Charters

    From all of us at Snow Monkey Resorts, we would like to give a big shout out to all of our guests who joined us in Nagano during winter 2019/20! Thanks to you we were able to have a successful winter season. We sincerely hope that you also enjoyed your time with us! While winter 2020/2021 is still some time off, planning ahead and booking your transportation, accommodation and tours as early as possible is always a good idea.

    With that said, we are happy to announce our new ski package in Shiga Kogen for winter 2020/21.

    Packages include everything you need to get the most out of your time in Japan’s largest ski resort, Shiga Kogen. With a variety of accommodation to choose from, including both Western and Japanese-style rooms, we can create a package that works best for you!Take the hassle-out of researching and planning your trip. Just let us know your preferences – what matters most to you and what you want to include – and we’ll get back to you with a package that matches your needs!



    Group Tours with Snow Monkey Resorts

    A winter adventure in Nagano is not complete without a visit to the world-famous Snow Monkeys of Jigokudani. As we do each winter, we offer a variety of group tours including a visit to the monkey park – most of which also have the option of pick-up and drop-off at JR Nagano Station and Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal. For visitors wanting to start at one point and finish at the other, we are happy to offer that service as you transfer to and from Hakuba!


    Named one of Japan’s Top 10 Experiences of 2019 by TripaAdvisor, our Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake tour includes a guided visit to not only the Snow Monkeys but also one of Japan’s most important Buddhist temples, Zenko-ji Temple along with a guided sake tasting and lunch. Operates every day in the winter from Hakuba and JR Nagano Station.

    Also starting from Hakuba and JR Nagano Station, our 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Snow Fun in Shiga Kogen Tour is especially popular for families and children. Operating from December 22nd until March 20th, this combine your visit to the snow monkeys with snow fun activities at Japan’s biggest and best ski resort, Shiga Kogen.

    We are happy to also announce that our popular 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Snowmobiling in Shiga Kogen Tour will return for its second season. With the option of Single (13+) or Tandem ride (Adult plus child 6+) this tour is suitable for both adults and children aged 6 years and above. Available from December 22nd until March 20th.


    Both our 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Snow Fun in Shiga Kogen and 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Snowmobiling in Shiga Kogen Tour are operated using the same bus. Larger groups and families therefore have the choice of different tours, and splitting-up for those activities while at Shiga Kogen, before meeting-up and enjoying lunch and the monkeys together!


    The following special event tours will again be available in the coming winter:


    Our 1-day Snow Monkeys & Zenko-ji Winter Illumination Tour takes place each December and includes a visit to the Jigokudani Monkey Park and evening exploring  Zenko-ji Temple at night. Awash with the colour and vibrancy of the Winter Illumination Festival, this tour lights-up the night and keeps you well-fed including both lunch and dinner.


    Held each year on January 15th, our 1-Day Nozawa Fire Festival & Snow Monkey Tour combines an early afternoon visit to the monkeys with an evening at one of Japan’s three most famous fire festivals – the Nozawa Onsen Dosojin Matsuri. Attracting thousands of visitors each year, this festival is a must see if you are in Nagano in January!


    The Nagano Tomyo Lantern Festival is held annually in celebration of Nagano’s role as host of the 1988 Winter Olympic. Countless papercut lanterns line the road leading to the temple, while the temple itself is illuminated in brilliant colour in the cold winter night. Enjoy the stunning beauty of the lights of Tomyo festival with our 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Zenko-ji Tomyo Lantern Festival Tour operating from Feb 6th to 11th with pickup and drop off from Nagano and Hakuba.


    Private Tours & Charters with Snow Monkey Resorts


    As Nagano’s No.1 tour and charter operator, we also provide private tours and transport services.  Create your own tour customizable itinerary, one that matches your specific  interests and needs, and enjoy the convenience of a private vehicle, driver and personal guide.


    Got a question about visiting this winter?. Please feel free to contact us at and let’s get planning together.


    See you in the snow!