Go To Deals: Snows Monkey, Zenko-ji & Sake Tour + Accommodation
PLEASE NOTE – the government has announced that the ‘Go To Travel’ campaign will be suspended in all regions of Japan between December 28th 2020 and January 11th 2021 – for further information regarding this announcement, see our ‘What is Japan’s ‘Go To Travel Campaign?’ page. This product is therefore no longer eligible for the Go To Travel discount between those dates, but can still be booked using Go To Travel up until Dec.27th 2020 and after Jan.12th 2021. If your booking with us is affected, you should have received an email regarding your options. Despite the suspension, we are still operating and there are still great deals available in Nagano this winter – see our ‘Hello’21! Nagano Winter Deals’ page for details!
Take in some of the highlights of Nagano with our longest running and most popular tour – Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake. Starting and ending at Nagano Station, tour highlights include:
— Visit the world-famous Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
— Explore Zenko-ji, one of Japan’s oldest Buddhist temples
— Enjoy lunch at Monzen Terrace Enya
— Try ‘sake’ with a tasting experience all led by your guide
Until Jan-31st 2021, residents of Japan can book this tour by itself under ‘Go To Travel’ and save 35%! – see our ‘Go To Deals: Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake Tour’ page.
SAVE EVEN MORE! PACKAGE YOUR TOUR & ACCOMMODATION
As a participating travel agent with the ‘Go To Travel’ campaign, we can package this tour with accommodation so that you save more! The inclusive price of your tour and accommodation depends on the hotel you select.
Simply choose from the hotel options below, send us a request and we’ll get back to you with a combined quote for your tour and hotel.
HOW CAN I BOOK A TOUR + ACCOMMODATION?
It’s easy! Use the button below to send us an enquiry or click through to your preferred accommodation and from the hotel page, and use the enquiry from to contact us with:
— Your intended dates of travel
— Total number of guests – including adults, children and infants
— The tour you’d like to join
— Your preferred accommodation and room type
— Whether you want to include dinner and/or breakfast
— Any special requirements
That’s it! We’ll get back to you asap with your quote. Price is dependent on the number of guests, hotel, room type and options included in your booking. Please note – deals under ‘Go To Travel’ are only available to Japanese citizens and foreign residents of Japan – see our ‘What is Japan’s ‘Go To Travel’ Campaign?’ for details.
Guests joining our Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake Tour can combine their day-trip with accommodation in Nagano City or the hot spring area nearby the monkey park.
Guests wishing to stay in Nagano City can do so either the night before or after the tour, as the tour starts and finishes at Nagano Station. Guests choosing to stay in the onsen area nearby the park can only do so following the tour, as your guide will say their goodbyes there.
Hotel Kokusai 21, Nagano City
Situated in the heart of Nagano City, Hotel Kokusai 21 is Nagano’s premier international hotel. Known for its blend of modern amenities and attentive Japanese service, Kokusai 21 offers guests spacious Western-style rooms with private bathrooms, multiple inhouse restaurants including daily breakfast service and English-speaking 24-hour reception.
Hotel Kokusai 21 is approximately 15 to 20-minutes walk from Nagano Station.
Hotel Senjukaku, Kanbayashi Onsen
Located in Kanbayashi Onsen – gateway to the Snow Monkey Park – Hotel Senjukaku is a traditional ‘ryokan’ known for its indulgent ‘onsen’ (hot spring) and outstanding meal service. Surrounded by pine forests, cherry trees (blooming in spring) and Japanese maples which change colors with the seasons, Senjukaku is a favorite with the Japanese Imperial Family, who regularly visit to enjoy it hotel’s traditional service and comfort.
Please note, Kanbayashi is around 60-minutes from Nagano Station using the Snow Monkey Express Bus service or 45-minutes by limited express train from nearby Yudanaka Station.
Yudanaka Onsen Area
Yudanaka Onsen is a traditional hot spring town with a long history. On first impressions, Yudanaka appears a little old and tired but beneath that surface the town boasts an interesting history and in winter, is particularly convenient for visitors wanting to enjoy the multiple ski resorts of Kita-Shiga Kogen and the larger Shiga Kogen.
Shuttle and local bus services operate from Yudanaka Station to the surrounding resorts, making day-trips to multiple resorts easy and convenient. Please note, Yudanaka is approximately 45-minutes from Nagano Station using the limited express services from Yudanaka Station.
JAPAN RAIL DEALS: DISCOUNTED TICKETS & TRAVEL PASSES
With ‘Go To Travel’ in full swing, Japan Rail has come to the party by offering some outstanding deals for residents of Japan. With discounts of up to 50% available when purchasing online, our ‘Discount Shinkansen Tickets: How to Buy Online’ page includes an English step-by-step guide of how to register an account and purchase tickets online.
In addition to discounted tickets, JR East are offering a 3-day Welcome Pass for use foreign passport-holders. Only JPY12,000 for adults, the pass covers multiple shinkansen lines and other major train routes – a fantastic deal and great option for getting yourself to Nagano quickly and cheaply.
When combined with any of our ‘Go To’ travel packages, there’s never been a better time to plan, book and save on your next trip to Central Japan!