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Full-Day Tour of Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple and Sake in Nagano provided by Snow Monkey Resorts

Full-Day Tour of Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple and Sake in Nagano

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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Any vehicles operated by Snow Monkey Resorts, will include a plastic partition in the vehicle that will totally separate the driver from the passengers. The driver will also wear a mask and gloves.
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Updated 12/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
This action-packed Nagano adventure has it all—a historic temple, a sake tasting, and snow monkeys. Avoid the hassle of figuring out local public transport schedules, and opt for a much more relaxed form of sightseeing—an organized tour with transfers between sights and entry tickets included. Visit the beautiful Zenko-ji temple, have a guided sake tasting, and go to the Snow Monkey Park to see monkeys bathing in hot springs.
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • 1
    Zenko-ji Temple
    Stop: 90 minutes
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  • 2
    MONZEN TERRACE ENYA
    Stop: 80 minutes
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  • 3
    Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
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Highlights
  • Avoid long ticket lines—entry to the Snow Monkey Park is included
  • Visit a Buddhist sight the dates back to the 7th century—Zenko-ji temple
  • Travel with ease between dispersed sites—transfers are included
  • No need to bring food with you—a delicious lunch is provided
Important Information
Departure Point
Nagano Station, Japan, 〒380-0921 長野県長野市大字栗田59 Happo Information Center & Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal, Japan, 〒399-9301 Nagano, Kitaazumi District, Hakuba, Happō, 大字北城八方5734-1
Duration
8h
Return Details
Nagano Station, Japan, 〒380-0921 長野県長野市大字栗田59 Happo Information Center & Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal, Japan, 〒399-9301 Nagano, Kitaazumi District, Hakuba, Happō, 大字北城八方5734-1
Inclusions
  • Transportation fee from Nagano to the Snow Monkey Park and between activities/attractions
  • Lunch (vegetarian and vegan options available, please try to let us know in advance)
  • Sake tasting
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entry/Admission - Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Exclusions
  • Shinkansen/bullet train tickets
  • Entry to paid attractions at Zenko-ji
  • Additional food, snacks and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour includes a reasonable amount of walking including to and from the monkey park along a 1.6km (1 mile), unsealed forest trail. Please sure your footwear is approriate and you are dressed accordingly for the season.
  • Guests are required to follow the Snow Monkey Park rules at all times. Guests are not permitted to touch, hold, feed or bathe with the monkeys at any time. There are no barriers separating the monkeys from visitors to the park. Please ensure you keep a minimum distance of 1 to 2 meters between yourself and the monkeys. Your guide will explain the rules prior to entering the park.
  • There are a few days in the year that the monkeys might not come down to the park. In such case we will provide an alternative activity.
  • Infants (0-5) are welcome to join the tour free of charge and as such, do not receive lunch. If food is required, please order and pay directly at the restaurant.
  • This tour includes lunch at Monzen Terrace Enya. On rare occasions it may not be possible to use this restaurant in which case we would switch to another, comparable location.
  • The start and finish of the tour are arranged according to the bullet train (called Hokuriku Shinkansen) timetable. See below for specific timetables on the bullet train departure and arrival times to/from Nagano Station.
  • Departure Tokyo Station – Arrival Nagano Station: Tokyo: 07:20 – Nagano: 08:43 – Kagayaki (reserved seats only) * Tokyo: 07:24 – Nagano: 09:14 – Asama Tokyo: 07:52 – Nagano: 09:30 – Hakutaka
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Departure Nagano Station – Arrival Tokyo Station Nagano: 17:55 – Tokyo: 19:20 – Kagayaki (reserved seats only) Nagano: 18:22 – Tokyo: 20:00 – Hakutaka
  • This tour is scheduled to conclude at JR Nagano Station by 17:30. However, due to weather and road conditions in winter we cannot guarantee the end time. For guests booking shinkansen tickets to travel to Tokyo after the tour in winter, we ask that you do not book any service earlier than the 17:55 Kagayaki (reservation only) or our recommendation of the 18:22 Hakutaka. For guests booking onward tickets to other destinations we also recommend doing so for times of 18:00 or later.
  • This tour does not include bullet train/shinkansen tickets. For guests traveling to Nagano from Tokyo, Kanazawa or other hubs, please check the train schedule and pricing in advance of the day of your tour to avoid unexpected delays and costs.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Christopher S wrote a review Dec 2020
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Will do it again next year. the tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about the land marks. Enjoyed my time.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Snow_Monkey_Resorts, Front Office Manager at Full-Day Tour of Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple and Sake in Nagano
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to review the tour and again, thanks for choosing us for your day-out in Nagano! We appreciate all guests who book with us and take the time to provide a review. Wishing you a Happy New Year and all the best in 2021!
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Mike wrote a review Dec 2020
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The explanation for the temple and sake your was something that I'll be able to take with me. The monkey park was by far the highlight of the trip and glad to have seen.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Snow_Monkey_Resorts, Front Office Manager at Full-Day Tour of Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple and Sake in Nagano
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks for taking the time to review the tour Mike and again, thanks for choosing us! We always appreciate guests who take the time to write a review and we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your day in Nagano. Thanks for choosing Snow Monkey Resorts and Merry Christmas!
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travel family wrote a review Nov 2020
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FANTASTIC tour and guide. We had a wonderful time. I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to visit these places. It exceeded our expectations. Our guide was professional, on time and just lovely to be around. Wonderful job! We also brought our 4 small children and they
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Snow_Monkey_Resorts, Front Office Manager at Full-Day Tour of Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple and Sake in Nagano
Responded 29 Nov 2020
Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your tour and thanks for choosing us! We are very happy to hear your whole family enjoyed your day in Nagano and with the monkeys. All the best!
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AlexCFitz wrote a review Nov 2020
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I lucked out with my booking timing and ended up getting a private tour with Peter as my guide. The inspiration for my trip was to see the Nagano countryside, stay at a traditional ryokan, and see the snow monkeys; however, I learned so much more about Japanese culture from
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Snow_Monkey_Resorts, Front Office Manager at Full-Day Tour of Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple and Sake in Nagano
Responded 29 Nov 2020
Thanks for taking the time to review the tour and again, thank you for choosing Snow Monkey Resorts! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time in Nagano including the temple. We love introducing our guests to the precinct as it's a huge part of the story and character of Nagano. And of course, we are also happy you could enjoy lots of monkeys on the day. Please don't hesitate to contact us again if we can be of any help in the future!
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Albert H wrote a review Nov 2020
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Peter, the guide, was very knowledge about the area. As well as extremely friendly. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Snow_Monkey_Resorts, Front Office Manager at Full-Day Tour of Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple and Sake in Nagano
Responded 11 Nov 2020
Thanks for booking with us Albert and thanks for the review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your day-out in Nagano and we hope you can make it back this winter. Looks like there should be lots of snow to enjoy!
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Snow Park day trip from Nozawa Onsen for young family
We booked a day trip to the Snow Monkey Park for our family (kids age 3 and 5) our hotel in Nozawa Onsen. Our guide
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Snow monkey tour
What a fun tour this was! Our tour guide, Peter, was amazing. He is so knowledgeable and thorough. Going on this
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Wonderful tour!!
It a wonderful tour very enjoyable!! We have a great time specially with our guide Peter that was very funny and he
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Fabulous
We were so impressed and thrilled that we made the decision to go with this tour. It was the highlight of our holi
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very well organized and fun tour
Sylvain was our very knowledgeable guide for this tour, and morning on snowy slopes was definitely big fun, the lun
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Amazing experience
A wonderful day filled with nature, food, sake tasting and spirituality. Seeing those snow monkeys was the highlig
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luisisaacf2018
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Really fun experience.
You will have a lot of fun in the snow, have a good time, the food is delicious and the visit to the park tired but
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Family trip - 1 day fun ski & snow monkey park
Wonderful experience with Snow Monkey Resorts. They response to emails promptly and give good advice. Peter, our
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Suzannu2020
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Perfect Day!
The tour was amazing! #1-Every meal catered to my gluten free needs, and they were prepared ahead of time. We had
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Family trip
We had the best day, heaps of fun. Well worth it. Heaps of Snow monkeys and the snow fun was just that. FUN
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Family Trip
Amazing. Worth the hike. Beautiful scenery. Funny hyper monkeys. Snow was perfectly perfect. Although freezing the
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A great day of fun in nature
We went Snowmobiling in Shoga Kogen in the morning , then to the Snow monkeys in the afternoon. The company organis
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Great experience
We did the tour with our two girls and two other families. It was easy to organise us all into the one tour. We had
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wanderingkiwifam
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Great fun
A fabulous day. We were greeted at the train station then by bus to see the Snow Monkeys our guide Sijung was great
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Great day on the Tour
We spent the 1st day of 2020 on the snow mokeys tour. What a great day it was! Peter was such a great tour guide an
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  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 4 days in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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