We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
About Snow Monkey Resorts
Snow Monkey Resorts takes you on experiences in the Northern Nagano region. Our tours show you the most beloved attractions and the best hidden secrets in this area. Tours include visits to the Snow Monkey Park, the Zenko-ji Temple, snow fun in the Shiga Kogen, Japanese cherry blossoms, countryside cycling, and mountain experiences. Besides group tours, we have customized private tours as well.
Read more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Travelers talk about
Tours and Tickets by Snow Monkey Resorts

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

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.
Read more
8 hours
from $165.28

1-Day Tour: Snow Monkeys & Snow Fun in the Shiga-kogen Highlands Nagano

Enjoy fun winter activities and visit the famous Japanese snow monkeys during this full-day trip to the Shiga Kogen Highlands in Nagano. Visit Jigokudani Monkey Park, where you can observe wild macaques bathing in the area hot springs. After a warm, delicious lunch, you have time for sledding, snow bikes, snow scooters, and a lift ride up the 5,800-foot (1,900-meter) slope of a famous area ski resort.
Read more
10 hours
from $189.81

(Spring only) 1-Day Tour: Snow Monkeys & Cherry Blossoms in Nagano

Check out Japan’s famous cherry blossom blooms and see snow monkeys on a full-day trip from Nagano. After visiting the Jigokudani Monkey Park, you’ll stop for lunch, then visit several different ‘hanami’ spots to admire the cherry blossom trees. This seasonal experience runs from April to the end of May, allowing you to take in the later blooms of the mountainous northern Nagano region.
Read more
9 hours
from $165.29
305Reviews17Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 278
  • 21
  • 5
  • 0
  • 1
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Albert H wrote a review Nov 10
1 contribution
Peter, the guide, was very knowledge about the area. As well as extremely friendly. Highly recommend.
Read more
Date of experience: November 2020
Helpful
Share
Response from Snow_Monkey_Resorts, Front Office Manager at Snow Monkey Resorts
Responded 2 weeks ago
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!
Read more
Mikaela wrote a review Apr 2020
3 contributions
Our host was in training however she did an amazing job. The hosts were knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely would recommend this to friends and family who decide to visit Nagano.
Read more
Date of experience: June 2019
Helpful
Share
Response from Snow_Monkey_Resorts, Front Office Manager at Snow Monkey Resorts
Responded Apr 7, 2020
Thanks for taking the time to review your tour! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your day-out in Nagano and appreciate you choosing us while in Japan! Stay safe and healthy and we hope to see you in Nagano again in future.
Read more
MarinaD7 wrote a review Apr 2020
Fort Lee, New Jersey24 contributions14 helpful votes
This was a great tour! Very nice and knowledgeable guide, great itinerary, nice pace. We loved sake tasting, lunch was delicious, tour of the shrine was very informative, but most of all we enjoyed the snow monkey park!
Read more
Date of experience: March 2020
Helpful
Share
Response from Snow_Monkey_Resorts, Front Office Manager at Snow Monkey Resorts
Responded Apr 5, 2020
Thanks for taking the time to review our tour! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your day-out in Nagano including your visit to the temple, sake, lunch and of course, the monkeys! Thanks for choosing us and stay safe and healthy.
Read more
Reiko wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
We joined a snow monkey tour. It was very exciting tour with a knowledgeable English speaker’s guide. One day trip to Nagano from Tokyo is a good opportunity to spend a relaxing holiday. We can enjoy a tour including Some of the Must to see places in Nagano and a good lunch. Especially, we can learn about travel spots and also the latest local information. It was a little pity that there were only two perticipants, but we do appreciate that a tour company had accepted us. I would like to join another tour in the future, if I have a chance!! Thank you!!
Read more
Date of experience: March 2020
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from Snow_Monkey_Resorts, Front Office Manager at Snow Monkey Resorts
Responded Mar 22, 2020
Thank you for booking a tour with us and we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your day-out in Nagano! Tours are indeed much smaller than usual at the moment - another reason we really appreciate that you chose to join us! Should you come back to Nagano we'd love to see you again. All the best!!
Read more
Jen L wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
Great day! Lovely tour guide. Zenkoji temple was beautiful in the snow and we enjoyed the optional experience of finding the key under the temple. Very dark tunnel and longer than I had anticipated so maybe not ideal for those who get claustrophobic. It had been snowing fairly heavily the day before we went to see the snow monkeys. It was beautiful - and we were very grateful for renting snow boots due to snowy, sometimes slippery path and slushy puddles. Was brilliant walking along the forest path and glimpsing the monkeys! Definitely recommend
Read more
Date of experience: February 2020
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from Snow_Monkey_Resorts, Front Office Manager at Snow Monkey Resorts
Responded Mar 17, 2020
Thanks for writing a review of your tour and thanks for choosing us! The temple tunnel is indeed dark and long. A truly unique experience - we are glad you tried it! We are also thrilled to know you enjoyed your time with the monkeys!
Read more
Previous