Winter Deals in Nagano 2021 / 22
Based in Nagano and operating all year round, we are a registered travel agent, tour and charter operator offering a full-suite of winter services including ski/snowboard packages, accommodation, lift passes, private charters and a range of tours including both group and private options. On this page you will find the following:
We’re here all year round meaning that you can start planning and book at anytime. If you have a question about booking your winter getaway to Nagano, contact using the Inquiry button below and we’ll get back to you asap.
1 / JAPAN SKI RESORTS: PLAN YOUR WINTER GETAWAY
Whether you’re headed to Japan for the first time this winter or a seasoned veteran heading back for yet another winter getaway, there’s no end of great resorts to choose from. Boasting over five hundred ski resorts and blessed with an abundance of powder, Japan is Asia’s premier ski and snowboard destination. Our ‘Japan Ski Resorts’ page is the ideal place to start when planning your trip including the latest news, offers and deals for the coming season.
Looking for recommendations of which resort to head to? Our ’30 Best Ski Resorts in Japan’ page has our suggestions the best resorts in Nagano, Niigata, Tohoku and Hokkaido while our ‘FAQs & All the Answers!’ page has lots of great tips of which resorts are best for you. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or advanced, looking for the resorts with the best nightlife, backcountry, kids facilities and everything in-between, it’s a great place to get start and choose the resort (or resorts!) best-suited to you.
2 / ACCOMMODATION & SKI PACKAGES IN NAGANO
As a registered travel agent, tour and charter operator, we can package your winter getaway including accommodation, transport, ticketing, rental, lessons and more! Head to our ‘Book with Us! Accommodation & Ski Packages in Nagano’ page or all of our deals and offers for season 2021/22 or jump straight to our accommodation and ski package pages for the following ski areas:
SHIGA KOGEN ACCOMMODATION & SKI PACKAGES
As Japan’s largest and highest ski resort, Shiga Kogen is blessed with Nagano’s longest season and most reliable snow. Accommodation is dotted across the resort’s expansive 600ha of terrain with the nearby hot spring villages of Kanbayashi Onsen, Shibu Onsen and Yudanaka Onsen offering a great alternative for visitors wanting to enjoy Japan’s legendary ‘onsen’ culture – PLAN & BOOK IN SHIGA NOW!
HAKUBA ACCOMMODATION & SKI PACKAGES
The multiple resorts of Hakuba Valley are among Nagano’s most popular, offering a plenty of terrain and the region’s best backcountry skiing and snowboarding. Hakuba boasts the most services for English-speaking visitors and huge range of accommodation including plenty of mid to high-end options, shopping, restaurants and nightlife. Always popular, it pays to book early – PLAN & BOOK IN HAKUBA NOW!
NOZAWA ONSEN ACCOMMODATION & SKI PACKAGES
Nozawa offers skiers and snowboarders around 300 hectares of terrain accessible via 36 trails and courses. By Japanese standards this makes Nozawa Onsen a medium-sized resort, ideally-suited to snowboarders and skiers who love its powder and lively village which offers plenty of dining and fun at night. Accommodation ranges from high-end to mid-range ‘ryokan’ (traditional guesthouses), Western-style hotels, budget ski lodges and an increasing number of luxury options including self-contained chalets – PLAN & BOOK IN NOZAWA NOW!
3 / JOIN A WINTER GROUP TOUR IN NAGANO
Each winter we offer a range of engaging group tours including pickup points in Hakuba and Nagano City, starting with our longest running and most popular tour:
FROM HAKUBA & NAGANO: SNOW MONKEYS, ZENKO-JI TEMPLE & SAKE
All Year Round / Adults (13+) JPY15,500; Kids (6-12) JPY11,000; Infants (0-5) Free
Take in some of the highlights of Nagano with this engaging tour starting with a visit to Zenko-ji Temple – one of the oldest and most important Buddhist temples in Japan – followed by sake tasting and lunch at a nearby restaurant. It’s then time to head to the Snow Monkey Park and its world-famous hot spring-bathing monkeys! All led by a locally-based English-speaking guide, this tour is a great way to see the best that Nagano has to offer – BOOK NOW!
FROM NOZAWA ONSEN: SNOW MONKEYS, ZENKO-JI TEMPLE & SAKE
Dec. to Mar. / Adults (13+) JPY15,500; Kids (6-12) JPY11,000; Infants (0-5) Free
Our most popular tour can now be enjoyed from Nozawa Onsen starting with a morning visit to the the famous hot spring-loving monkeys followed by lunch at a nearby restaurant and afternoon visit to Zenko-ji Temple and warming guided ‘sake’-tasting to round-out your day. Led by a locally-based English-speaking guide, this convenient tour is a great way to enjoy the best of Nagano in winter – BOOK NOW!
FROM HAKUBA & NAGANO: NAGANO’S HIDDEN SAMURAI TOWN & ZENKO-JI WINTER ILLUMINATION TOUR
December / Adults (13+) JPY9,900; Kids (6-12) JPY7,650; Infants (0-5) Free
In December 2021 we are happy to offer a special event tour for three days only with an introductory offer of 50% off to all guests! Operating from both Hakuba and Nagano, this tour takes you to Matsushiro, Nagano’s hidden samurai town followed by sake tasting and dinner in Nagano City, and in the evening, a guided of tour of Zenko-ji Temple during its beautiful winter illumination – BOOK NOW!
FROM NAGANO: SNOW MONKEYS & ZENKO-JI WINTER ILLUMINATION
December / Adults (13+) JPY20,500; Kids (6-12) JPY16,000; Infants (0-5) Free
Combining a visit to Nagano’s world-famous Snow Monkey Park and evening exploration of the Zenko-ji Illumination Festival, this enjoyable 1-day tour captures the magic of Nagano of in winter. Including dinner at Monzen Terrace Enya, this is one tour rich in the festive spirit of winter – BOOK NOW!
FROM HAKUBA & NAGANO: SNOW MONKEYS & SNOW FUN IN SHIGA KOGEN
Dec. to Mar. / Adults (13+) JPY17,800; Kids (6-12) JPY13,300; Infants (0-5) Free
This exciting one-day tour combines a visit to the world-famous Snow Monkeys of Jigokudani with a morning of fun in the deep powder snow of 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 – BOOK NOW!
FROM HAKUBA & NAGANO: NOZAWA FIRE FESTIVAL & SNOW MONKEYS
Jan. 15th only / Adults (13+) JPY20,500; Kids (6-12) JPY16,000; Infants (0-5) JPY5000
In the midst Nagano’s cold white winter, there is one festival that is sure to set things alight and burn bright into the night! The Nozawa Onsen ‘Dosojin Matsuri’ is one of Japan’s three great fire festivals, taking place every January in the popular ski resort village. This tour takes to you to and from the festival in combination with an earlier visit to the world-famous Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and early dinner to energize for the festivities to come – BOOK NOW!
FROM NAGANO: SNOW MONKEYS & ZENKO-JI TOMYO LANTERN FESTIVAL
February* / Adults (13+) JPY20,500; Kids (6-12) JPY16,000; Infants (0-5) Free
Combining a visit to Nagano’s world-famous Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and evening exploration of the Zenko-ji Tomyo Lantern Festival, this enjoyable 1-day tour marks the midpoint of winter and illuminates Nagano’s ancient heart! Including an early dinner at Monzen Terrace Enya, this tour brings warmth and light into the midst of winter – BOOK NOW!
*Exact dates for the Tomyo Lantern Festival are yet to be confirmed for winter 2022.
4 / MIX, MATCH & COMBINE YOUR IDEAL WINTER GETAWAY
Our products can be mixed, matched and combined into a package that suits your needs and interests. Want to add accommodation to one of our tours? No problem! Want to combine two of our tours or mix their contents over two days? Get in touch and we’ll see what we can do! See our ‘Mix, Match & Combine Your Ideal Getaway In Nagano’ page for more details including available tours, activities and hotels and how it works.
5 / WINTER CHARTERS & PRIVATE TOURS IN NAGANO
Locally-based and operating all year round, Snow Monkey Resorts is Nagano’s No.1 tour and charter operator. We have the local knowledge of where and when to go, to help you discover and enjoy the region’s many ski resorts and other fantastic destinations and activities.
For guests wanting to access the resorts in the comfort of their own transport, we can arrange a private tour or charter customised to fit your needs, starting and ending at any destination including from/to Nagano Station and any resort 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 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. We’d love to be part of that experience and help you discover even more!
Why choose us?
Awarded a 2019 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 – we have the local knowledge and experience to help you get the most out of your time in Nagano.
Got a question about visiting Nagano and Central Japan this winter? Click on the INQUIRY button below or contact us at email@example.com and let’s get planning together!