Tours Including Access to the Monkey Park
As Nagano’s No.1-rated tour and charter operator, we provide a range of group tours including transport to, and a guided tour of, the Snow Monkey Park. Here’s a snapshot of what we offer.
Available throughout the year, our 1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple and Sake Tour combines a visit to the park with a morning of exploration at Nagano’s near-1400 year old Zenko-ji Temple, followed by a warming sake tasting and lunch. Starting and ending at Nagano Station, pickup and drop-off is extended to also include the Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal in winter.
Our 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Snow Fun in Shiga Kogen Tour and 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Snowmobiling in Shiga Kogen Tour operate from December until March and combine morning snow fun activities or snowmobiling in Shiga Kogen before enjoying lunch at a nearby restaurant before heading into the monkey park.
These are some of our most popular tours of the year, suitable for both children and adults. Using the same tour bus, families and friends can choose either tour – and enjoy a morning of snow fun activities or snowmobiling – before meeting-up again and spending the rest of the day together including lunch and early afternoon visit to the monkeys.
In spring, our 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Cherry Blossoms in Nagano Tour is another very popular tour. This tour combines a visit to the world-famous Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park with an afternoon of cherry blossom-viewing at some of Nagano’s best blossom sites.
Known as ‘sakura’ in Japanese, the stunning flowers are a must-see for any visitor in spring, with Nagano’s countless blossom trees coming into bloom later than other areas – the perfect activity to combine with your visit to the Snow Monkeys!
Throughout the year we offer a range of special event tours including our 1-Day Ebisu-ko Fireworks Festival & Snow Monkeys Tour. Taking place each year on November 23rd, this tour includes reserved seating at the event with a visit to Nagano’s world-famous Snow Monkey Park and late lunch at one of the region’s best restaurants. This once a year tour is one of our most popular and is sure to leave a lasting impression long after the fireworks fade away!
Then in winter, our 1-Day Nozawa Fire Festival & Snow Monkeys Tour transports guests to the monkeys followed by attendance at the Nozawa Onsen ‘Dosojin Matsuri’ – one of Japan’s three great fire festivals. Taking place each year on January 15th, this is one of our most popular tours, allowing guests to enjoy the monkeys, a warming winter dinner and the festivities of the famous festival.Including alternate pick-up points in Hakuba and Nagano City, this tour will long in the memory, long after the fire has burnt away!
For details of all of our tours available throughout the year, please refer to our ‘Tours’ page.
Private Tour or Charter to the Snow Monkeys
For guests wanting the comfort and convenience of their own vehicle and guide, we can also arrange private transport to and from the Jigokudani Monkey Park. Private tours and charters are customizable to fit your needs, starting and ending at any destination.
Our drivers and vehicles are fully certified, allowing us to transport you to and from your preferred destinations, in combination with any activity that suits your interests and schedule.
Why choose us?
Awarded a 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for our 1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake Tour – recognised as one of the Top 10 Experiences in Japan – Snow Monkey Resorts is Nagano’s No.1 tour and charter operator.
Locally-based and operating all year round, we offer the local knowledge, support, and service that you need to get the most out of your adventure in Japan.
Got a question about visiting the monkeys? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s get planning together!