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Snow Monkey Park and Zenkoji Temple in Nagano

8 hours

The park provides us a rare opportunity for us to watch the Macaque up close and observe their fascinating behavior. During winter the monkeys enjoy bathing in the hot spring. The history of Zenkoji temple started in 642 and it does not belong to any religious sect. Legend says that Zenkoji's golden triad was the first Buddhist image to arrive in Japan. After taking a walk in Nakamise street, you can enjoy Sake tasting if you like. 

FROM$289/ per group
Takeshi H.
5.00(30) reviews

Snow Monkey and Hokusai One day tour to Nagano

10 hours

Today Japanese monkeys of Jigokudani Onsen became so famous that many foreign visitors eagerly want to visit to see. In Jigokudani (literally meaning is Hell Valley) monkeys take bath in open-air Onsen(Hot spring) in particular during winter season. Visitors can reach there in 3 hours by taking bullet trains and Nagano Dentetsu railway from Tokyo. Near the snow monkey park, there is a old town of Obuse. Obuse is famous for the works of Hokusai Katsushika. In 1840's Hokusai visited Obuse in his 80's years old and stay there for several years. There is the museum of Hokusai and his patron's housing. You can have lunch in Obuse. There are some restaurants and confectionery shops and Sake breweries. You could have chances to Sake tasting. If you want, you could visit the temple whose ceiling paint is the largest and last work by Hokusai and his daughter. As the temple is located at outskirt of Obuse, you need to take taxi. Leaving Tokyo station at 7:20 in the morning, you would arrive at the park around 10:30. You will have enough time to watch monkeys' life. You will enjoy seeing not only the snow monkeys but the beautiful landscape of Central Japan Mountain. You could be back to your hotel by around 19:00 in Tokyo.

FROM$268/ per group
Yo O.
4.83(6) reviews

Customized Tour in Karuizawa

4 hours

Our professional guide will take you to the places that you wish to visit in Karuizawa and nearby areas. We are local guides and do our best to talk about our areas with our warm hearts! Shiraito Waterfall, Karuizawa Shaw Memorial Churches, Soba making experience, Karuizawa Old Town Areas, Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza, Karuizawa's History Road, Mt. Asama Magma Stone Park are just some of the popular places. I hope you will have a lot of fun

FROM$156/ per group
Kgs N.
3.00(1) reviews

Snow Monkey&Togakushi Snowshoeing! Nagano Winter Special!

9 hours

Visiting world famous "Snow Monkey" park and snowshoeing in beautiful Togakushi Shrine's forest! The Mokey park is outstanding and you will love it to see the wild monkeys relaxing in Onsen. Moreover, this tour offers the other special experience "Snowshoeing in Togakushi". Explore the snowy beech forests. Woodland creatures also roam the area, so keep your eyes peeled for animal tracks! Approach the legendary Togakushi Shrine nearby, strolling along its idyllic tree-lined trail.

FROM$414/ per group
Kouhei N.
5.00(7) reviews

Togakushi Snowshoe Hiking Tour

6 hours 30 min

The mountains of the north Nagano are covered with deep snow during the winter. The pond freezes, all the shrubs are buried under the snow, and the trees wear beautiful white robes. The sound of footsteps and breathing of ourselves as we step on the snow in silence, and the footprints of rabbits and foxes that remain on the snow surface. In winter, when bushes are covered with snow, you can freely walk around the forest, and you can also get to the forest of giant trees,

FROM$301/ per group
Kouhei N.
5.00(7) reviews

Nagano Town Walk

3 hours 30 min

How about strolling around Nagano city center with your guide? The local guide will take you to some spots worth visiting and tell you interesting stories on each spot. According to your interests and curiosities, the guide will be flexible and resourceful for your exploration of the town.

FROM$160/ per group
Emi F.
5.00(1) reviews

Visiting Togakushi Shrine and Zenkoji Temple in Nagano

9 hours

Meet at Nagano station. Travel by bus for an hour to the entrance of Togakushi Okusha Shrine and walk about 40 minutes to the Okusha. After visiting Okusha Shrine we will visit the Togakushi Ninja Museum where we can see ninja tools on display. At Chusha Shrine we will have lunch at a soba noodle restaurant. From Togakushi, we will move to Zenkoji temple by bus (or taxi).

FROM$325/ per group
Takeshi H.
5.00(30) reviews

Matsumoto Castle and Daio Wasabi Farm in Nagano

8 hours 30 min

Matsumoto castle which was built in 1593-94. The 5 roofed, six story tower castle is the oldest in existence in Japan. It is designated as a national treasure of Japan. Daio Wasabi Farm is situated amongst the picturesque valleys of central Japan’s famous Alps region. It is known as the largest farm of Wasabi (horseradish) in Japan and noted for its picturesque beauty and long history. The tour starts at Matsumoto station and we will visit these places by train or taxi.

FROM$307/ per group
Takeshi H.
5.00(30) reviews

Nagano Private Tour Guide

Whether it’s your first time to Nagano or you are back to discover more, a good tour guide can make all the difference. Enjoy the best of what Nagano has to offer, without all the fuss of planning everything by yourself! You can pick your favorite itinerary from the Nagano tours offered by our local guides, but feel free to ask for customizations based on your preferences. We want to help travelers get the most out of their trips, and we believe a good tour with a local guide is the best way to ensure that. There is so much to see and do in Nagano, and the best way to get the most out of your time there is to have a local expert with you. GoWithGuide is committed to delivering unforgettable tour experiences, so let us help you create your next favorite memory.

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