1. Japan
  2. Nagano Prefecture
  3. Nagano
  4. Jigokudani Monkey Park

1 Day Tour: Snow Monkeys & Snow Fun in Shiga Kogen

Product ID: 102137
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Embark on an exciting, one-day tour. Begin with a morning of fun in the deep, powdery snow of Shiga Kogen, Japan's largest ski resort. Observe the world-famous snow monkeys of Jigokudani. Enjoy an included lunch and insights from your local guide.
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  • Play around in the snow of the Japanese mountains
  • See the snow monkeys in their wintry habitat
  • Have Japanese lunch nearby the Snow Monkey Park
  • Go up to the ski resorts of the Shiga Highlands
  • Have fun sledging, snow-scooting, snow-biking, or riding a ski lift to go up to the mountain top
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The tour begins at JR Nagano Station at 8:45 AM, from where you'll quickly board the tour bus and be on your way toward the mountains of Shiga Kogen, Japan and Asia's largest and highest ski resort. Upon arrival, Shiga Kogen's proximity to the monkey park makes for the perfect opportunity to experience Nagano's fabled powder snow. 

From there, stop for lunch at a nearby restaurant, Hotaru-tei. Housed in a traditional mansion, this popular local restaurant is the ideal location to enjoy a warm winter hotpot. Your guide will then lead you along the forest trail in the monkey park, where you'll be introduced to these curious creatures.

As the only troop of monkeys in the world known to bathe in hot springs, the monkeys of Jigokudani have achieved global fame and observing them going about their monkey business is a real treat. Return to JR Nagano Station between 5:00 and 5:30 PM, depending on weather and road conditions. This tour is a snow-filled adventure which promises to leave a lasting impression. 
  • Transportation from Nagano Station to the Snow Monkey Park and to the Shiga Highlands Ski Resorts and back to Nagano Station
  • Entrance fee to the Snow Monkey Park
  • Lunch (vegetarian options are available)
  • English-speaking guide
  • Snow activity fees in the Shiga Highlands
What’s Not Included
  • Bullet train tickets

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Meeting point

At 8:45 AM at the Information Board of JR Nagano Station, across from the Shinkansen exit/entrance.

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Confirmation of your reservation will be sent to your email address within 48 hours after booking.

Children from 3 years old and up can join this tour. Rentals for small sizes are available as well.

Infants (3-5) are free of charge. (No tour meal is included. Please order foods directly to the restaurant.)

From US$ 170.47 per person

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Product ID: 102137