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

By Japan Awaits
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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.
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Duration: 7–8 hours
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Highlights
  • 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

  • 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
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Onsen (hot spring) fee: 700 JPY per person
  • Other optional activities for guests .
  • Entrance fee to Zenko-ji Temple, Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park for the guests


Departure details
  • Nagano Station, Kurita, Nagano, 380-0921, Japan Please kindly confirm with us again if your tour detail does not have meeting point
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 27666P22

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
  • Standard Cancellation Policy:
  • Cancellation fee of 100% is charged if cancelled 7 days or less before the event
  • Cancellation fee of 50% is charged if cancelled 14 days or less before the event
  • Cancellation fee of 25% is charged if cancelled 20 days or less before the event
  • PLEASE FILL OUT THE TOUR FORM: After your booking, you will receive a link to the Nagano Form (within 48 hours) that asks for pertinent information required for this booking. Please ensure that this Nagano Form is completed accurately at least 7 days before  your tour date.
  • Once you’ve booked the Nagano Full Day Tour with Japan Awaits you’ll receive a form with a variety of itinerary options to suit your vehicle option and essential information to complete your booking.
  • How far in advance should I book?Preparing a customized tour requires some time, especially if reservations for restaurants or other venues are required. We recommend making a reservation as early as possible. Ideally, it should be 3 months before your travel date, or 1 month before the travel date at the very least. For Custom Tour bookings that are requested with less than 7 days before the travel date, we may not be able to arrange your custom tour in time so your booking request may be cancelled and you will receive a full refund.
  • Why am I charged a service fee if I make a cancellation after you started planning the trip?
  • Organizing and planning a trip requires a lot of time and if we have made reservations on your behalf, it may be very challenging to cancel some booking requests. Once we receive your booking and your answers from the Custom Tour form, we will begin putting together your Itinerary Sheet and will start arranging your tour guide, buying tickets, making reservations at venues for your tour, etc.
  • If you cancel the tour any time after we have sent you the custom Itinerary Sheet, the service fee of 15% of your total tour cost will be nonrefundable.
  • If your cancellation falls within the fees applied to the Standard Cancellation Policy, the service fee of 15% will no longer take effect. You will only be responsible for the cancellation fee specified in the Standard Cancellation Policy. Please carefully review the terms and conditions specified on the checkout page.
  • Although this is a private tour, the tour guide will only wait for you for up to 30 minutes of start time before the tour is cancelled
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 27666P22

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Nagano Station
    Kurita, Nagano, 380-0921, Japan
    Please kindly confirm with us again if your tour detail does not have meeting point
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
    Zenko-ji Temple
    Obuse
  • You'll return to the starting point
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cpertuti
New York City, NY51 contributions
We booked a private full day tour of Nagano city with Japan Awaits. Masaru was our guide. He’s not only enthusiastic and energetic, he’s a wonderful and most considerate person to see the snow monkeys, took us to a public foot bath in yudanaka, and lunch at a good ramen restaurant. Then we explored Obuse town, sampled delicious chestnut sweets, sake tasting, visited the Hokusai museum and stopped at Gansho-ji temple before heading to Zenkoji temple back in Nagano.
There was a lot to pack in a day and Masaru managed to do this with much grace and flexibility!
We highly recommend Japan Awaits with Masaru!
Written February 17, 2023
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Mike L
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Sep 2023 • Family
The tour was so much fun!!! My son and I are visiting from Hawai’i and this tour was a perfect way to see a different side of Japan far out of Tokyo. We went to the snow monkey park, did a beautiful hike through a forest, visited a beautiful temple and a museum where we learned about a famous Japanese artist, Hosukai. We visited a traditional village and had lunch there. Our tour guide, Hori, was very sweet and knowledgeable and he even took the time to research a place where we could eat a vegan lunch. We ended the day at a private Onsen, hot springs, and are relaxing at our hotel now after an unforgettable day of beauty and culture.
Written September 2, 2023
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Ossian J
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Couples
This was such a fantastic experience. Our guide Horiuchi "Hori" was amazing; friendly, knowledgeable, engaging, and patient. We took a wonderful stroll around picturesque Obuse town, took in the Hokusai gallery, sipped sake at a 300 year old brewery, and had lunch in a beautiful old restaurant. After that we made our way to Snow Monkey Park for a wander amongst the spectacular cedar forests before we got to see the stars of the show, the macaques who were roaming free and happy. This is not a zoo and it was a great privilege to walk amongst these enigmatic creatures. All in all a simply wonderful day. In the evening we stayed in the ryokan, another unique and wonderful experience that we loved. I can highly recommend this experience if you have the time, it was magical.
Written July 11, 2023
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Jesse A
Cary, NC1 contribution
Mr. Hori was a knowledgeable guide and gave an excellent explanation of the snow monkey park and took us to Obuse as well. He showed us the little gardens behind houses in Obuse as well. He is very punctual and great with children. The snow monkey park is great! Even in the middle of summer, there were a ton of Japanese macaques out and about. Think of a good question or two to have Mr. Hori ask the park ranger.
Written August 15, 2023
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Chris S
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Jan 2022
Ilhom was an amazing guide. Very sweet and knowledgeable about the area, and fluent in English, Japanese, and Russian. When we realized towards the end of the day that there wasn't enough time to visit the Onsen listed in the description, Ilhom made the extra time to make sure my wife and I could visit. Got to visit great sites including Nagano, The monkey park, Obuse, and a few markets. 100% recommend.
Written April 17, 2022
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Gibtan
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia11 contributions
Jan 2023
Booked the private tour and was greeted by Chihiro (Hiro) at the meeting point near the information center. The good thing about using the private tour was that we could adjust the timing to suit our needs and need not rush. Spent more than 2 hours at Jigokudani as it was the highlight of the tour. Hiro was quite informative and helpful in assisting with our needs.
Written January 31, 2023
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Pascal Collard
3 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
We had a lovely day! Our guide, Weiwei Fan, was waiting for us at the station and took us on a private tour to the Monkey park, the town Obuse, Sakura trees and the Zenkoji temple. Our guide was very friendly and taught us a lot about the country and sightseeing spots. We really recommend this tour. It was one of our best days in Japan: a unique experience with a local guide. Thank you Weiwei Fan!
Written April 29, 2018
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Thank you for your kind review, Pascal! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed this Nagano tour, and we hope to see you in Japan again in the near future! :)
Written August 21, 2018
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the_don_esteban
Vienna, Austria3 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
This tour is highly recommended! Our guide was very friendly and highly flexible to adjust for spontaneous decisions. He spoke fluent english and was able to tell us a lot about the cultural differences since he immigrated to Japan.
He took us to the famous Snow Monkeys, Zenko-Ji Temple and to Obuse village, where we had sake tasting and visited the market. Furthermore we went to the Shiga highland where we had a wonderful view over the land and made a stop by a gorgeous waterfall. In the evening we went to a Onsen town with a public foot bath in the town center.
Take this private tour if you´re coming to Nagano and want to have a guide who is willing to adjust the tour to your needs and has great cultural and historical knowledge. We will definitely come again.
Written January 15, 2018
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Thank you for your review, Don! If you could please also help us write a review on Viator, that would be greatly appreciated. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip in Japan and we hope to see you again soon!
Written February 8, 2018
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dm2212
Duluth, MN1 contribution
Jan 2018 • Couples
Of all my trips to Japan (Osaka, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Fukuoka, Huis Ten Bosch, Tokyo), this trip to Nagano was the best due to the great tour guide (Ilhom) we had. He is very knowledgeable about the tour’s destinations (Snow Monkeys’, Obuse, Zenko-ji), Nagano’s culture, people, town, and food. He enhanced the tour with the food samplings and shopping for Nagano’s production. Ilhom was very friendly and knowledgeable. Ilhom made our trip so enjoyable and we will return to Nagano soon. Thank you Ilhom for showing Nagano to us
Written January 10, 2018
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Thank you for such a great review! We are so happy to hear that you had a great time on the Nagano Tour with Ilhom, and that you would like to return to Nagano soon. We hope you will enjoy another experience with us again soon!
Written February 8, 2018
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ilhomddt
Tashkent, Uzbekistan1 contribution
Dec 2017 • Family
Great tour to observe monkeys bathing in their outdoor hot spring. The Monkeys are just the most unique,amazing, cute, entertaining ,adorable things to see round snowmonkey park.
Written December 22, 2017
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We are very happy to hear you had a great time on the tour, especially visiting the Jigokudani Monkey Park. Thank you again for joining us on this tour and we hope to see you again in Japan soon!
Written January 9, 2018
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