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Snow Monkey Park and Zenkoji Temple in Nagano

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$294/ per group
Takeshi H.
5.00(29) reviews

Customized Tour in Karuizawa

Nagano
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$158/ per group
Kgs N.
3.00(1) reviews

Visiting Togakushi Shrine and Zenkoji Temple in Nagano

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$331/ per group
Takeshi H.
5.00(29) reviews

Matsumoto Castle and Daio Wasabi Farm in Nagano

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$313/ per group
Takeshi H.
5.00(29) reviews

Historic Castle Remains of Ueda and Komoro

Nagano
4 hours

Have you ever been to castle remains of local cities? The sizes are not so big, but they stimulate your imaginations on the samurai period of Japan. Ueda castle used to belong to the Sanada clan and they are very popular among Japanese history lovers. Komoro castle is also unique because it was built lower than the castle town and called "Ana-jiro" a hole castle. These two places are also good to enjoy walking.

FROM$165/ per group
Emi F.
5.00(1) reviews

Nagano Nature & Outdoor Tours

Snow Monkey&Togakushi Snowshoeing! Nagano Winter Special!

Nagano
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$345/ per group
Kouhei N.
5.00(6) reviews

Togakushi Snowshoe Hiking Tour

Nagano
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$291/ per group
Kouhei N.
5.00(6) reviews

Train Trip to Snow Monkey Park

Nagano
6 hours 30 min

Jigokutani Yaen Koen, so-called the Snow Monkey Park, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nagano. If you are lucky, you will see some monkeys bathing in the hot spring. The natural trail is often frozen and slippery in winter season. From May to November, reaching the place is easier than in winter. How about enjoying a local train ride and encountering wild monkeys?

FROM$251/ per group
Emi F.
5.00(1) reviews

Nagano Art, Culture, & Historical Tours

Zenkoji Temple and its Secret Surroundings

Nagano
4 hours

Zenkoji is a famous temple and its main hall is designated as a national treasure. Some say they want to visit Zenkoji-temple at least once in their lifetime. It has had a long history of pilgrimage. After Zenkoji, I'd like you to visit Nagano Prefectural Art Museum. You'll enjoy its architectural beauty and the masterpieces of a Japanese post-war painter, Kaii Higashiyama. Buddhist vegetarian lunch at a temple inn or healthy French cuisine at the museum restaurant is my recommendation.

FROM$156/ per group
Emi F.
5.00(1) reviews

Quiet samurai town, Matsushiro

Nagano
3 hours 30 min

Matsushiro is a quiet castle town 10km away from the center of Nagano. The town used to be the domain of the Sanada clan. In Matsushiro, you see the castle remains, the residence of the Sanada clan (castle lords), middle-class samurai houses, a school for samurai children and Sanada treasures museum. You will enjoy walking around the cosy town, breathing fresh air.

FROM$136/ per group
Emi F.
5.00(1) reviews

Hokusai works and chestnut trees in Obuse

Nagano
5 hours

A world-famous ukiyoe painter Hokusai (1760-1849) stayed in Obuse and made his works in his later years. In Obuse Hokusai Museum, you can enjoy not only his ukiyoe woodblock printings but also his original handwritings you cannot see elsewhere. Obuse is well-known for its chestnuts. There are many chestnut trees and a variety of foods with chestnuts. Why don't you try one of them?

FROM$194/ per group
Emi F.
5.00(1) reviews

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Travel like a real local. With our lineup of varied tours we want to help you customize and realize your ideal tour in Nagano. Our guides can arrange for you to visit areas specific to your interests, so there will be no filler in the itinerary! Browse all the tours we offer in Nagano, and find the perfect one for you. The tours come in a variety of categories and lengths, so chances are you will be able to find the tour for you. Looking for something you couldn’t find in our lineup? Go ahead and send a message to one of the guides, they will create your tour for you! Teaming up with a local guide and getting their help in planning the itinerary is the smart way to travel, so let them sort everything out for you.