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Full-Day Private Nagano Tour: Zenkoji Temple, Obuse, Jigokudani Monkey Park provided by Japan Awaits

Full-Day Private Nagano Tour: Zenkoji Temple, Obuse, Jigokudani Monkey Park

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Ideal for travelers with limited time, this tour covers multiple Nagano highlights in a day. Avoid the hassle of working out local public transport systems, and enjoy the perk of having hotel pickup, drop-off, and transfers between sites included. The tour visits Zenkoji Temple, Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, the traditional town of Obuse, and an optional soak at the relaxing Shibu Onsen.
You'll start at
Nagano Station
Japan, 〒380-0921 長野県長野市大字栗田59
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  • Pass by Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
    Pass by Shibu Onsen
    Pass by Zenko-ji Temple
    Pass by Tokyo Station Gallery
    Pass by Togakushi Shrine Okusha
    Pass by Matsushiro Castle
    Pass by Togakushi Shrine Okusha
    Pass by Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum Higashiyama Kaii Gallery
    Pass by Yudanaka Onsen
    Pass by Sanada Treasure Museum
    Pass by Nagano Chausuyama Zoo
    Pass by Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort / Alpine Garden
    Pass by Old Battlefield of Kawanakajima
    Pass by Chibikko Ninja Village
    Pass by Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum Higashiyama Kaii Gallery
    Pass by Garyu Park (Garyu Sakura)
    Pass by Chausuyama Dinosaur Park
    Pass by Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort / Alpine Garden
    Pass by Nagano City Joyama Zoo
    Pass by Kagamiike
    Pass by Togakushi Folk Museum Togakushi Ninja Museum
You'll end at
Nagano Station
Japan, 〒380-0921 長野県長野市大字栗田59
See address & details
  • Save time—tick off multiple Nagona highlights in a day, including Obuse Town
  • See snow monkeys up close at Jigokudani Monkey Park
  • Enjoy the luxury of a private tour with door-to-door transfers included
  • Get the chance to relax in hot springs at Shibu Onsen
Important Information
Departure Point
Nagano Station, Japan, 〒380-0921 長野県長野市大字栗田59
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Private tour with English-speaking (or other available language) tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels within Central Nagano only)
  • Transportation within Nagano City
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Food and drinks
  • Onsen (hot spring) fee: 700 JPY per person
  • Other optional activities for guests .
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum of 2 Adults per booking is required
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible at most places (not including Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park)
  • For this tour, if we provide train tickets: we will send train tickets to the guests’ hotel in Tokyo (the hotel which guests are staying at before their Nagano trip). Please provide: 1) Hotel Name in Tokyo, 2) Guest Name who booked the hotel, 3) Confirmation Number, and 4) Dates of Stay at the hotel in Tokyo.
  • Snow Monkeys in warmer seasons: The snow starts to melt in March, and the snow monkeys may not bathe as often as they did in the winter to keep warm. Guests may see the snow monkeys taking a swim as the park staff gives them lunch, but unlike winter months, there are definitely days when the monkeys just do not feel like entering the bath. When it is warm and the sun is out, the monkeys tend to be more active and move around the area. The monkeys are more likely to be grooming in the warmer seasons. While Winter is not the only time to see snow monkeys, please note that they are wild animals and it is difficult to predict their behavior. You can still visit the Snow Monkey Park, but seeing the snow monkeys and watching them bathe is not always guaranteed.
  • Guests must provide information (name, age) of each guest. A current valid passport is required on the day of travel.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Age Requirement: Guests of all ages can attend this tour, but a booking must be made for each person. Adult pricing applies to guests age 12 to 99. Child pricing applies to guests age 6 – 11. Young child pricing applies to guests age 1 – 5. In this private group tour, there must be at least one person that is 18 years or older.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
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berlin1234141 wrote a review Feb 2020
12 contributions1 helpful vote
Booked the tour for the 4 of us and choose the extra larger van (10.000 JPY supplement), which gave us enough space to fit in especially with large winter clothes. You also get a driver for the van and the tour guide does not need to drive you around by herself. The start was a
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Kristin wrote a review Dec 2019
9 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a wonderful day with Fan as our guide. She was so warm and knowledgeable, and really catered to our three year old son, who has been talking about snow monkeys for months. The weather was very snowy, and Fan was an expert navigator and driver. The monkey park was a great
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JoanLaforet wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions
We had a great day in Nagano. Our guide, Weiwei, was really friendly and helpful and she is quite fluent in English. The tour itself was well planned. We didn’t feel rushed at any time at all but got to see everything we wanted to see. Joining a private tour like this is best
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Steve Girschik wrote a review Jun 2019
Yogyakarta Region, Indonesia18 contributions3 helpful votes
This one-day cycling tour with Ilhom was great. He has excellent English and Japanese language skills and is a really friendly and polite guy who everyone seems to like. He has good local knowledge of the local cycle paths and roads and took us on a really scenic route through
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Date of experience: June 2019
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P. Riley wrote a review Jun 2019
1 contribution
My wife and I had a wonderful day touring Nagano. Our guide, Ilhom Toshboev, was extremely knowledgeable about the sights we visited and was a pleasure to be around. Ilhom took us to some great food and sake places and we just had a great time getting to know him and enjoying
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Date of experience: May 2019
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  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, Japanese, Russian
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