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Snow Monkey Resorts

187 reviews
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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.
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See two of the top attractions near Nagano on this 8-hour excursion, including a visit to the area’s famous snow monkeys and a stop at the serene Zenko-ji temple. Travel along a beautiful forest trail to the home of the snow monkeys of Jigokudani, a group of local macaques known for their willingness to live in the snow and bathe in the local hot spring. Then, enjoy a break for a tasty lunch before continuing to the tranquil grounds of Zenko-ji, a lovely religious site known for its historic Buddhist statue. Finally, indulge in a sake tasting nearby, for a taste of Nagano.
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$146.86 per adult
Jan 15th Only Tour: Nozawa Fire Festival & Snow Monkey from Hakuba & Nagano
In the middle of the cold winter, there is one festival that will surely keep you warm at night! The Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival, called 'Dosojin Matsuri' in Japanese, is one the three great fire festivals in Japan, taking place each winter in the picturesque village of one of Nagano's most popular ski resorts. This lively tour takes you to the Fire Festival in combination with a visit to the world-famous hot spring-bathing snow monkeys of Jigokudani - a day and night that will leave you with burning memories of the tradition, culture, and snow monkeys of Nagano!
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$194.24 per adult
1-Day Tour: Snow Monkeys & Snow Fun in the Shiga-kogen Highlands, Nagano
9 reviews
Enjoy fun winter activities and visit the famous Japanese snow monkeys during this 10-hour 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 lunch, you’ll 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.
Please note: this seasonal tour runs between December 22 and January 10.
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$168.65 per adult
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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.
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$146.86 per adult
Nov 23rd Only Tour: Ebisu-ko Fireworks Festival & Snow Monkeys
This tour combines a visit to the world-famous Snow Monkeys of Jigokudani with attendance of the Ebisu-ko Fireworks Festival - Japan's largest and most stunning autumn fireworks display. With over 15,000 individual fireworks bursting into light over two hours, this annual festival first began as a small local event in 1899 and is now hailed as the grandest autumn fireworks show in Japan, attracting more than 400,000 people to Nagano to witness the spectacle!
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$194.24 per adult
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a once in a lifetime experience, and we were able to see parts of Japan we never knew really existed. And, we learned so much about the history of the area! The guide was great - entertaining and knowledgable. While many tourists walk...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a 1.8km hike but it was worth it. The resort was well kept. The monkeys are not aftaid of people and they respect humans unlike the monkeys in Bali where they steal tourist stuff like your shades, bags, camera cellphone, whatever they can...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous day with our guide Peter. This was a highlight for us on our spectacular holiday to Japan. The scenery was outstanding with a wow moment on every leg of the journey. Thoroughly enjoyed our trip and having an Aussie guide with local...More

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Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

I wasn’t sure if I would be able to get to the monkeys as two replacement ankles limit my ability to walk uphill. But we decided to take the train from Nagano and then the bus from Yudanaka. From the bus stop, it’s a steep...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 31, 2019 via mobile

David was a wonderful guide. We loved spending the day with him and getting to know him. He made our whole day run seamlessly, easy and fun. He taught us so much about the area, the monkeys, sake (really nihonshu:) and Zenko-Ji. I would highly...More

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Reviewed May 24, 2019 via mobile

Highly recommend tour. We experienced everything as listed for the tours. Very memorable. The panorama car train ride was an unexpected surprise. The temple tour was impressive and our local guide very knowledgeable. And of course there were the Snow Monkeys. Lots of them! And...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 20, 2019 via mobile

I did this trip with a friend, end of April, and would highly recommend it! It was a mildly warm and rainy day so the monkeys weren’t playing in the hot spring but I saw plenty of them and even saw a few week old...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 17, 2019 via mobile

I did the 2-day snow monkey, Zenkoji-ji and ryokan tour. I can’t say enough about this experience nor the service provided. Peter was our guide on the first day. He was extremely knowledgeable and very organised. I had a different itinerary than the rest of...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Sarah K
Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

An unforgettable experience. We combined visit to the snow monkey resort with viewing of cherry blossoms, as it being late in the season and cherry blossoms are only in bloom in mountain areas or in the north of Japan. Tour departs from Nagano-Shi. Our guide...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 21, 2019 via mobile

If you love all things monkeys then this place is for you. The monkeys walk around you while you watch them and although you are not permitted to touch them or interact with them, they are very tame and obviously enjoy the humans that visit...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Hi WendySouthAfrica, Sorry for late reply, I only just saw this message. yes they are other Japanese tour companies that does this tour to Snow Monkey and I am sure you can book through them via some of the snow resorts... More
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