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SHIGA KOGEN SKI / SNOWBOARD & SNOW MONKEY PACKAGE TOUR

SHIGA KOGEN SKI / SNOWBOARD & SNOW MONKEY PACKAGE TOUR

Period

Dec to Mar

Time

(Day1) 8:45 - (Final Day) 17:30

Meeting Place

JR Nagano Station Information Board

Price

Adult (13+) 96,000 JPY
Child (6-12) 85,000 JPY

This package tour takes the hassle out of arranging your winter adventure in Nagano by including transport to and from Japan’s largest ski resort, Shiga Kogen, accommodation in the central village, and all-mountain lift tickets, and a guided visit to the world-famous Snow Monkey Park. With optional additions including ski/snowboard rental or English ski/snowboard lessons, we have all bases covered in one convenient package tour!

 

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Inclusions

 

・All-mountain lift tickets for the duration of your stay:  half-day pass on first day / full-day passes on all others other than final day

・Accommodation at Hotel Mt. Shiga in the resort’s central Ichinose Village*

・Breakfast each day & dinner on the first night at hotel

・Guided visit to Nagano’s world-famous Snow Monkey Park – including lunch – on your final day

・Transport (including luggage) from/to JR Nagano Station and Shiga Kogen

 

Optional Inclusions

 

・Ski/snowboard rental (please ask for details)

・Ski/snowboard lessons (please ask for details)

・Full board including dinners and breakfast for duration of your stay (please ask for details)

 

*Packages are available every day from Dec.22nd 2019 until Jan.6th 2020, followed by every Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday from Jan.9th 2020 until Mar.13th 2020 in the following combinations including longer stay packages:

 

  • Starting every Monday, Thursday & Friday: 4D/3N package / JPY96,000 per adult (+13) & JPY85,000 (6-12).
  • Starting every Sunday, Monday & Thursday: 5D/4N package / JPY112,000 per adult (+13) & JPY100,000 per child (6-12).
  • Starting every Sunday: 6D/5N package / JPY125,000 per adult (+13) & JPY110,000 per child (6-12).

 

The minimum participant age for this tour is 6 years old.

 

Looking for a tour package outside of this dates and days of operation? Need to transport a big group with all your ski gear? Please contact us at snowmonkeyresorts@machinovate.com with what you need and let us get back to you!

 

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How it works

 

1 – You will be met at JR Nagano Station by a Snow Monkey Resorts representative, who will have you board the bus and head straight for Shiga Kogen – the largest and highest ski resort in Japan. Arriving at your accommodation by 11AM you can check-in and be on the slopes by the early afternoon, with a half-day all-mountain pass yours to start exploring Japan’s largest resort. Dinner on the first night is included at your accommodation.

 

2 – From the second day onwards it’s time to hit the mountain! All packages include all-mountain passes covering each full day of your stay in Shiga. Dinner from the second night onward is not included but located in the heart of the resort, there are plenty of restaurants within walking distance of your accommodation.

 

3 – On your final day, you can enjoy breakfast at the hotel before our tour bus collects you between 11 to 11:30AM. From that point you will join our tour headed for the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park. Arriving nearby they park around 12:30, you will first enjoy a warming winter hot-pot lunch – your choice of beef, chicken or vegetarian – along with a starter of vegetarian sushi, dessert. After lunch your guide will take you into the Snow Monkey Park before the tour returns to JR Nagano Station, where your ski adventure concludes by 17:30.

 

 

Accommodation during your stay

 

The accommodation included in this package is at Hotel Mount Shiga, located in the resort’s most central area, Ichinose Village. Located only minutes walk from the central ski areas and the greatest concentration of restaurants and bars in Shiga Kogen, there’s no better place to base yourself. The hotel is popular among skiers/boarders for its cozy atmosphere and convenient facilities including dry-room, onsen-style indoor bath, generous meal service, and communal lounge. A private room will be allocated for each group booking.

 

 

For a group of 2 people: twin room (two beds, private bathroom & private shower)

 

For a group of 3-6 people: Japanese & Western-style mixed room (two beds, tatami mattress for 4 futons, private bathroom & private shower).

 

While your room will have a private bathroom and shower, one of the hotel’s best- selling points is its onsen-style public bath. Segregated by gender, soaking in the bath is the best way to end each day on the mountain and recover for the next!

 

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The hotel also has a comfortable front bar & communal area to relax and unwind.

 

Why choose us?

 

Locally-based and operating all year round, we are Nagano’s No.1 tour and charter operator. We offer the local knowledge, support, and service you need to get the most out of your time in Japan – with ski packages, tours, charters designed to highlight the very best of Nagano in winter!

 

We want all of our guests have the best possible time in Nagano, so good, that we hope you’ll come back again! We love our home region and want you to love it to… we’d love to see you here in Nagano this winter!

 

Got a question for us? Don’t hesitate to get in touch! Please contact us at: snowmonkeyresorts@machinovate.com.

ITINERARY

Day1 8:35 Pickup at JR Nagano Station. The meeting point is in front of the Information Board, directly across from the shinkansen/bullet train ticket gates. From there you will head toward Shiga Kogen.
11:00 Arrival at your accommodation and check-in. You are then free to start your skiing/snowboarding, with a half-day pass active for the rest of the day. Dinner on the first night is included at your hotel.
Day2 Following the breakfast service included at your hotel, the whole day is yours to enjoy skiing/boarding in the resort with an all-mountain day-pass.
Day3 Following breakfastl, another day is yours to explore all that Shiga has to offer - every peak, every course (for long stay packages of 5N/6D, Day 3, 4 & 5 are yours to enjoy in Shiga Kogen) with another all-mountain day-pass.
Day4 11:00-11:30 Following breakfast, check-out and be picked-up by our tour bus. From there, our guide and other tour guests will join you as you head down from Shiga toward the Snow Monkey Park.
12:30 First enjoy lunch at a nearby restaurant, to warm yourself before heading into the park.
14:00 Arrive at the park and enjoy observing the world-famous monkeys in their winter habitat.
15:00 Depart the park and walk back-out along the forest trail.
15:45-16:00 Board the tour bus and head toward Nagano City.
17:00-17:30 Ski package concludes with drop-off at JR Nagano Station.

NOTES

Included

 

3 nights (and onwards on the longer package) stay in Shiga Kogen with accommodation at Hotel Mt. Shiga

Breakfast each day & dinner on the first night at hotel

All-mountain lift tickets for the duration of your stay

Snow Monkey Park entry ticket on final day

・Lunch on final day

Transportation to Shiga Kogen from/to JR Nagano Station

 

Excluded

 

Dinners from Day 2 onward (unless otherwise requested)

Lunches (other than on the final day)

Rentals (please select your needs in “Extras” section to include them in your fare) 

Ski/snowboard lessons (we can reserve your lesson if required, but please pay directly to the instructor)

Insurance

 

Other Information

 

・In the case that there are no available rooms at Hotel Mt. Shiga for the duration of your stay, we will arrange accommodation at a different, similar hotel in the central area of Shiga Kogen. If this is necessary, we advise you at time of booking and request your agreement before finalising.

・At this time, there is only 1 ATM in Shiga Kogen. Located at the post office in the Hasuike area of the resort, international cards can be used to withdraw money. To avoid any inconvenience upon arrival at the resort, it is worthwhile carrying enough cash for at least the first few days of your stay at the resort. We encourage guests to arrange this prior to meeting time on Day 1.

・The package tour application deadline is 7 days before the tour at 17:00.

MEETING PLACE

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JR Nagano Station Information Board

Kurita, Nagano-shi, Nagano, 380-0921, Japan

FAQ

What time shinkansen/bullet train should I use to arrive on-time on the first day?

 

The start of the package tour is arranged according to the shinkansen/bullet train – called the ‘Hokuriku Shinkansen’ –  timetable. See below for specific timetables on the bullet train departure and arrival times to/from Nagano Station:

 

Departing Tokyo Station – Arriving Nagano Station

 

Tokyo: 06:28 – Nagano: 08:06 – Hakutaka

Tokyo: 06:52 – Nagano: 08:40 – Asama

Tokyo: 07:20 – Nagano: 08:43 – Kagayaki (reserved seats only)*

 

*You can still take 07:20 – 08:43 train since JR Nagano Station isn’t big at all and there is only one Shinkansen ticket exit. The tour meet-up is just after the Shinkansen ticket exit so please come straight up to there.

 

What time does the shinkansen/bullet train depart back to Tokyo after the tour?

 

On the final day of your package tour, you will be returned to JR Nagano Station with your luggage by 17:30. The following train services can be used:

 

Departing Nagano Station – Arriving Tokyo Station

 

Nagano: 17:55 – Tokyo: 19:20 – Kagayaki (reserved seats only)

Nagano: 18:22 – Tokyo: 20:00 – Hakutaka*

 

*In winter, we recommend that you book this service to return to Tokyo. While we expect to this tour to conclude at JR Nagano Station by 17:30 winter weather and roads conditions mean that we cannot guarantee it. To be safe, we recommend booking the 18:22 service.

(Travel Agency License No: Nagano 2-562)
Snow Monkey Resorts Tours
Nagano City Kurita 1015-7, NK Copo 202, Nagano, 380-0921 Japan
Tel: (81)26-219-6256
Member of All Nippon Travel Agents Association
Travel Service Supervisor: Tomoko Kasahara