Special Offer: 50% Off New Tours in Tenryu Riverlands, Nagano
As we head into the cooler months and look excitedly toward the coming winter, we are happy to announce three new tours and a special introductory price – 50% for the first 4 guests to join each tour. On this page you will find the following information:
This offer is valid until November 15th 2021 or when the first four guests have claimed the discount. We hope to see you soon in the Tenryu Riverlands – a place where tradition meets adventure.
SPECIAL OFFER: 50% OFF OUR NEW TENRYU TOURS
Lying around 2.5 hours to the south of Nagano City, the Tenryu Riverlands are defined by the river from which it takes its name and a unique blend of tradition and adventure. For centuries, the Tenryu River served as a water road to the coast, stretching over 200km to the Pacific Ocean and in doing so, offering an alternate route into the mountainous heart of Japan. As such, life revolved around the river and distinct local industries and craft emerged.
While traffic on the river is much reduced in modern times, very quietly, it is now emerging as a place of adventure with whitewater rafting and other outdoor activities establishing the Tenryu Riverlands as a place where tradition meets adventure.
Snow Monkey Resorts is proud to announce three new tours in the Tenryu Riverlands with the special introductory offer of 50% for the first 4 guests to join each tour, starting with our self-guided:
‘TREE DOME’ GLAMPING & OUTDOOR ADVENTURE IN NAGANO*
Starting from JPY35,500 per person / 50% off = starting from JPY17,750 per person
— Enjoy an evening of glamping with a stay at ‘Tree Dome Matsukawa’ including bbq dinner, breakfast and entry to nearby Seiryuen Onsen
— Choose your outdoor adventure including rafting on Tenryu River, canyoning at Mango Gorge or fishing or fishing at Myokin Park
— Customise your package with the option of multiple activities, transport and / or a local guide
Enjoy an overnight getaway in southern Nagano with this fun and adventurous package! Located a short distance from Iida, ‘Tree Dome Matsukawa’ offers guests the chance to camp in style with three elevated tree domes perfect for friends and family looking to escape the hassle and hum of the city. Including dinner, breakfast and entry tickets to nearby Seiryuen Onsen, your overnight stay in your own tree dome will have you in the mood for some outdoor fun on day two, with your choice of rafting, canyoning or fishing – see the tour page for full details.
1-DAY TOUR: TENRYU RIVER-RAFTING & FRUIT-PICKING IN NAGANO*
**PLEASE NOTE – THIS DEAL IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE**
— Visit Tenrykyo Farm, where you can meet the resident farmer and pluck your own apples straight from the orchard with a morning of fruit-picking
— Follow a leisurely walking trail from the farm into Tenryukyo Gorge and over the Tsutsuji Suspension Bridge to your lunch restaurant
— Enjoy lunch at a popular local restaurant serving favourites including ‘soba’, ‘tempura’, ‘katsudon’ and more!
— Turn-up the excitement with an afternoon of rafting on Tenryu River including the fun of whitewater and other activities led by a qualified instructor
Experience the region with a real spirit of adventure with rafting on Tenryu River. This adventurous one-day tour begins with apple-picking in Tenryukyo, before enjoying lunch and afternoon of guided rafting on Tenryu River – a 13km course of family-friendly fun – see the tour page for full details.
2-DAY TOUR: TRADITIONAL ‘RYOKAN’ & TENRYU RIVER TEA-PICKING EXPERIENCE*
Starting from JPY56,000 per person / 50% off = starting from JPY28,000 per person
— Discover the history and character of Tenryu River with a stroll through Tenryu Gorge including fruit-picking at Tenryukyo Farm
— Enjoy an overnight stay a traditional ‘onsen’ (hot spring) guesthouse including traditional ‘kaiseki’ (multi-course) dinner menu and breakfast
— Follow the river deep into the heart of the region on your second day with a Tenryu Rhine-Kudari boat ride followed by short journey by train along one of the region’s most scenic rail lines
— Experience tea-picking in the beautiful terraced fields of Nakaisamurai – one of Nagano’s most beautiful yet least visited landscapes
Descending from high above in Japan’s South Alps, Tenryu River runs more than two hundred kilometres through the mountainous heart of the country – a river road all the way to the Pacific coast that forges the local identity and feeds the riverlands. This immersive two day tour takes on an exploration of the riverlands including a traditional river cruise, rural experiences including fruit-picking and tea-picking in combination with a one night stay at local hot spring guesthouse. Taking you off the beaten path and deep into Central Japan, this tour will introduce you to local people and a quieter, more traditional way of life sourced from the river – see the tour page for full details.
WHERE ARE THE ‘TENRYU RIVERLANDS’?
The name ‘Tenryu Riverlands’ refers to a scenic and culturally-rich region in the south of Nagano Prefecture – a region dominated by the Tenryu River, subsidiary waterways, farmlands, forests and mountains. Iida is the largest city in the region, lying approximately 4-hours / 270km to the west of Tokyo, 2-hours / 120km to the north-east of Nagoya, and 2.5-hours / 165km to the south of Nagano City. For visitors heading to the region using the train network from locations including Tokyo and Nagoya – or further afield from Kyoto or Osaka – it will be easiest to take the Tokaido Shinkansen to Toyohashi Station and transfer to the JR Iida Line for the onward journey to Iida Station via Tenryukyo Station. One of Central Japan’s most scenic train journeys, the line follows the Tenryu River for much of the way, taking you deep into the heart of country and back to a place of tradition and adventure.
HOW TO REDEEM THIS OFFER?
It’s simple! Send us at email at email@example.com or click on the BOOKING INQUIRY button below to send us a message with the tour you are interested in, your intended travel dates, the number and ages of guests and any other requirements. The first 4 guests to do so and book their tour, will receive 50% their tour booking. Valid until November 15th 2021 or someone has claimed the offer*. Simple as that!
*Please note, should you book a tour and be subject to the discount, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire following the tour.