1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake Tour

Take in some of the highlights of Nagano with this engaging tour starting with a visit to Zenko-ji Temple – one of the oldest and most important Buddhist temples in Japan – followed by sake tasting and lunch at a nearby restaurant. It’s then time to head to the Snow Monkey Park and its world-famous hot spring-bathing monkeys! All led by a locally-based English-speaking guide, this tour is a great way to see the best that Nagano has to offer.


1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake Tour

per person

Adults 15500Yen
Children 11000Yen 6yr~12yr

Plan Details

Duration 2021/2/1(Mon)~2022/3/31(Thu)
Excluded Dates None
What is included in the travel/plan price ・Transportation fee from Nagano to the Snow Monkey Park and between activities/attractions
・Snow Monkey Park entrance fee
・Lunch (vegetarian options are available)
・Sake tasting
・English-speaking guid
Minimum number of people for reservation 1 person/people
Minimum number of travelers 2 person/people
Maximum number of applicants 9 person/people
Tour Conductor No
Tour Time 8hours
Reservation Deadline The day before at 17:00
Payment Method Creditcard
- Meeting Place -

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Inside JR Nagano Station: in-front of the Information Board

- Important Points -
  • There will be a significant amount of walking required (1.6 km one way) to get to and from the Snow Monkey Park, along an unsealed forest trail so please wear appropriate shoes/boots. In winter - from December to March - temperatures will be cold - possibly below 0℃ - and the trail and park will be affected by snow and ice. Please ensure you are appropriately addressed for such conditions.
  • This tour includes a significant amount of walking and may not be appropriated for mobility impaired guests or those using wheelchairs. Please contact us in advance to discuss suitability.
  • During the winter it is common to see the monkeys enjoying the hot spring bath, however from spring up to autumn there will be times where the monkeys play or eat in the water, however please note that the monkeys are wild animals and there is no guarantee that there will be monkeys in the bath. Please also note that there are a few days in the year that the monkeys might not come down to the park or come in small numbers.
  • The transport used for this tour depends on the size of the tour group. For smaller tours groups, we will use the Nagaden Limited Express train service. For large groups, we may arrange our own transport i.e. small tour bus, from/to Nagano Station and all listed destinations.
- Other -
  • 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
  • Infants (0-5) are free of charge. An infant lunch is not included and the order will be made directly to the restaurant according to your needs.
  • there is a transportation service from Hakuba(departure at 8:20) to Nagano JR Station.
    (Only for winter season < in the middle of December ~in the middle of March>)
- Cancellation Fee -

In cases where the customer cancels the contract after the contract has been completed, 1 customer will be charged a cancellation fee from their travel fee at the following rates. In cases where multiple people are participating and a portion of the customers cancel their contracts, we will charge the remaining customers a fee based on the difference according to the change in the number of people (around 1 vehicle/1 room per person) using transport and accommodation facilities.

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- Plan Provider Company -

1421-1 Hirao Kanbayashi, Yamanouchi Town, Shimotakai District, Nagano Prefecture

Sales Manager:David Fong

Contact Phone Number:+81-26-219-6256


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Plan Contents

Course details

09:35 Meet at JR Nagano Station and head to Zenko-ji・・・ 10:00 Arrive at Zenkoji-Temple and be guided around・・・11:30 Enjoy a guided ‘sake’ tasting followed by lunch at Monzen Terrace Enya・・・13:00 Depart Nagano and head to the monkey park=== 14:00 Arrive nearby the park and walk along the forest trail・・・14:40 Enter the park and enjoy observing the monkeys going about their lives・・・15:40 Depart the park and walk back out along the forest trail・・・ 16:20 Depart the park and return to Nagano === 17:30 Tour conlcludes at JR Nagano JR Station.

※The tour end time can be affected by weather and road conditions or circumstances outside of our control.
(===Bus or Train ・・・Walk)

Zenko-ji Temple

As a registered National Treasure, the temple is the most important cultural site in Nagano! A place of true historic importance, full of legends and myths, you will be guided around the temple before (time permitting) your guide will give you the opportunity to explore the surrounding precinct of smaller temples, shops, and food by yourself.

Guided ‘Sake’ Tasting

Home to a huge number of breweries, Nagano is synonymous with sake and no visit to the region is complete without delving into Japan’s most famous beverage. Your guide will treat you to tasting before, introducing you to the complex world of sake before sitting down to an early lunch!

Lunch at Monzen Terrace Enya

From delicious and warming beef, chicken, or vegetarian hot pot in the winter months, to mixed sushi plates and Nagano-style chicken or seasonal grilled vegetables through spring to autumn, meals are designed to match the season and highlight the best of Nagano’s renowned food culture.

Jigokudani Monkey Park

Home to the only troop of monkeys in the entire world known to bathe in hot springs, there are no barriers separating you from the wild monkeys, making this a unique and memorable experience.

Learn What Makes the Monkeys So Unique

Your guide will introduce these truly curious creatures and provide you time to enjoy the unique experience of observing them in close proximity. Make sure to bring your camera as you`re going to need it!