Combine Your Stay with a Guided Tour including Pick-up & Drop-off at Hotel Kokusai 21

Combine Your Stay with a Guided Tour including Pick-up & Drop-off at Hotel Kokusai 21


We are proud to partner with Kokusai 21 in offering pick-up and drop-off at the hotel – allowing you to enjoy door-to-door service while experiencing our best tours. Running all-year-round, our Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake Tour includes a morning visit to nearby Zenko-ji Temple followed by a guided ‘sake’ tasting, early lunch and afternoon visit to Nagano’s famous Jigokudani Monkey Park


In winter, our Snow Monkeys & Snow Fun in Shiga Kogen Tour combines a visit to the monkeys along with a morning of snow activities and lunch in nearby Shiga Kogen – Japan’s largest ski resort. Including lunch and led by a locally-based, English-speaking guide, this tour follows a simple equation: snow monkeys + lots more snow = big fun in Shiga Kogen!

For guests staying at Hotel Kokusai 21, we’ll pick you up in the lobby of the hotel and bring you back – with the option of drop-off at Nagano Station or accommodation nearby the monkey park – after the tour – a great option for families, couples and friends who want to experience the best of Nagano in winter directly from their accommodation.


In spring, our always popular Snow Monkeys & Cherry Blossoms in Nagano Tour transports you to the monkey park in the morning, followed by lunch and an afternoon of ‘hanami’ (flower-viewing) at some of the region’s best cherry blossom spots; while our Snow Walls of Tateyama-Kurobe Route Tour takes you high above to the ‘Roof of Japan’ and fabled giant ‘Snow Walls’ of Tateyama from late-April until mid-June – both of which can be booked including pick-up and drop-off at Hotel Kokusai 21.


In summer, our Tateyama-Kurobe: Walking on the ‘Roof of Japan’ Tour returns to the alpine route for an afternoon of hiking in one of Japan’s most spectacular mountain landscape while a busy calendar of special event tours runs throughout the year including tours in spring, summer, autumn and winter.

All of these tours and more can be arranged including pick-up and drop-off at Hotel Kokusai 21 – a great way to get the most out of your time in Nagano!

Book a Private Tour from Hotel Kokusai 21

For guests wanting to enjoy our tours with the comfort and convenience of their own vehicle and guide, we can arrange any of our group tours as a private tour or customise a package completely to your needs and interests. Tours can be arranged to start and / or finish at Hotel Kokusai 21 or any regional destination or hotel of your choosing. Based in Nagano and operating all year round, we are a registered travel agent and the region’s No.1-rated tour and charter operator. We have the expertise and experience to help you get the most out of your time 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 interests and 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 and safety.


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 – whichever works best for you! 

Why choose us? 

Awarded a 2022 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.

Got a question about visiting Nagano? Contact us and let’s get planning together!