Join a Tour & Turn Your Visit into a True Experience!
The monkeys are here all year round and so are we! As Nagano’s No.1 tour and charter operator, we offer a range of group tours which combine a visit to the Jigokudani Monkey Park with other nearby attractions and activities. All tours include lunch and are led by a locally-based, English-speaking guide – a fantastic option for visitors wanting to get the most out of their visit to the park.
Operating throughout the year, our 1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake Tour includes a morning visit to Nagano’s near-1400 old Zenko-ji Temple, guided sake tasting experience and lunch, followed by an early afternoon visit to the monkey park. Whether you are in Nagano for a day or here for an extended stay, this tour captures the essence of the region with some of its most famous sites and experiences.
1 Day Tour
|1-Day Tour: Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake In Nagano|
|Period||All Year Round|
|Time||09:35 – 17:35|
|Meeting Place||Nagano Station / Hakuba (winter-only)|
For visitors coming to the park in winter, our 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Snow Fun in Shiga Kogen Tour takes you high up the monkey park to Shiga Kogen – Japan’s largest ski resort. Not just the largest resort, Shiga is also Japan’s highest and as such, is known for the reliability of its snow. Your morning is spent enjoying snow fun activities in the central area of the resort before heading-out of the mountains and down to the park for a warming winter lunch before heading into the park to enjoy the monkeys in their winter habitat.
1 Day Tour
|1-Day Tour: Snow Monkeys & Snow Fun In Shiga Kogen|
|Period||December to March|
|Time||07:45/09:00 – 17:30/18:30|
|Meeting Place||Nagano Station / Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal|
Spring is another great time to visit! Our 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Cherry Blossoms in Nagano Tour combines a morning visit to the monkeys with lunch and afternoon of ‘hanami’, or flower-viewing. Known as ‘sakura’ in Japanese, cherry blossoms hold special importance in Japan.
1 Day Tour
|[Spring Only] 1-Day Tour: Snow Monkeys & Cherry Blossoms In Nagano|
|Time||09:35 – 18:30|
|Meeting Place||Nagano Station Information Board|
Seen as symbolic of the fleeting beauty and fragility of life itself, appreciation of the blossom through hanami is perhaps the quintessential Japanese experience.
These are just a handful of the tours we offer to the monkeys! For a complete list of tours on offer throughout the year, see our main ‘Tours’ page.
BOOK WITH US! PRIVATES TOURS & CHARTERS TO THE SNOW MONKEYS
Based in Nagano and operating all year round, we are Nagano’s No.1 tour and charter operator. We have the local knowledge of where to go, when to go and what to do when you’re there to make sure you get the most out of your adventure in Central Japan! As a registered travel agent we can arrange experiences and tours, transport, accommodation and inclusive packages including privately guided or transport-only charters to Zenko-ji Temple or any other regional destination.
For guests wanting to access these destinations in the comfort of their own transport, we can arrange a private tour or charter customised to fit your needs, starting and ending at any destination in the region. 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 schedule. All vehicles are fitted with a protective screen – separating the driver from passenger and luggage area – and our drivers wear protective masks, allowing you to move between your destinations in comfort.
We can arrange both private tours with an English-speaking guide or a private charter, including a private vehicle and driver but without a guide. We’d love to be part of your adventure in Central Japan and help you discover even more!
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 – we have the local knowledge and experience to help you get the most out of your time in Nagano and Central Japan.
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