Snow Monkey Resorts Tours


Operating all year round, we offer a range of group tours that include a visit to the Jigokudani Monkey Park. Led by locally-based guides our tours are a great way to get the best out of your visit to the park!


A visit to the Snow Monkey Park is one of Nagano’s most unique experiences! Over recent years, Nagano’s favourite furry residents have become famous around the world for the hot spring-loving habits. Adorably cute and highly entertaining, you are certain to love their antics!


Operating everyday of the year, Snow Monkey Resorts is Nagano’s No.1 rated tour and charter operator. We offer a range of group tours, most of which include a visit to the Jigokudani Monkey Park. Whether you are visiting Nagano in autumn or winter, summer or spring, joining one of our tours is a great way to enhance your experience and understanding of what makes the monkeys so special.

Named one of Japan’s Top 10 Experiences in 2019, our longest running and most popular tour – our 1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake Tour – operates every day. This enjoyable daytrip takes you from Nagano Station to Nagano’s near-1400 year old Zenko-ji Temple before treating you to lunch and complementary ‘sake’-tasting at one of the city’s best restaurants – Monzen Terrace Enya – and then onto the world-famous Jigokudani Monkey Park.

For guests wanting to combine their visit to the Snow Monkeys with something a more energetic, our 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Snow Fun in Shiga Kogen Tour combines a morning of snow activities at Japan’s largest ski resort – Shiga Kogen – before enjoying a warming winters lunch and early afternoon visit to the Snow Monkey Park.

True thrill-seekers will also love our 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Snowmobiling in Shiga Kogen Tour. Combining a morning riding your own snowmobile through the alpine landscape of Shiga Kogen, this tour then treats guests to the same warming winter lunch at Hotaru-tei – a 160 year old traditional mansion – and then early afternoon visit to the monkeys. With the option of both single and tandem ride, and all led by a certified instructor, this tour is sure to leave a lasting impression!


And it doesn’t stop there! We offer a range of tours throughout the year, all of which can be booked via our group tours page.


Private Tours & Charters


For guests wanting the convenience and comfort of a private tour or charter, we also provide fully customizable tours to the monkey park along with any other destinations of interest.  With a fleet of vehicles suitable from small groups – from a single travellers, couples, group of friends or family – to large expeditions – of up to 44 passengers – we are here to get you to and from the monkey park with minimal hassle, maximum comfort, and timely service.

All of our vehicles and drivers are properly registered and accredited, and being locally-based we offer the most reliable service based on local know-how. Charters are fully customizable to your needs are can be arranged to include pick-up and drop-off directly at your accommodation or ski resorts of choice, luggage transportation, and other activities as you move from one point to the next.


For our pricing table for charters between the Nagano resorts, please see our CHARTER PAGE including estimated pricing table.


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Why choose us?



Locally-based and operating all year round, we offer the local knowledge, support, and service you need to get the most out of your time in Japan – with tours and charters designed to highlight the very best of Nagano!