Snow Monkey Park and Zenko-ji Temple Tour

Haruna K.

Japanese (Native)
7 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

Meet up at Nagano Station and head to Snow Monkey Park by bus. Prepare yourself for the 30min forest trail to get to the park. You'll see a troop of bathing monkeys!

Then head back to Nagano station and visit Zenko-ji temple.


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Meeting Point

Nagano Station

The world-famous snow monkeys

Zenko-ji, one of Japan’s oldest and most important Buddhist temples

Ending Point

Nagano Station / Zenko-ji Temple

What to Expect

This tour takes you to Nagano’s most famous highlights. You'll have exciting and fun time with your English-speaking guide.

Your guide will meet you at JR Nagano Station in a morning and transport you to the Snow Monkey Park by bus where you will spend time with the world-famous monkeys. After 30min walk along the forest trail, it lead to Jigokudani or “Hell’s Valley” -the snow monkey's home.

You'll see the troop of monkeys bathing in hot springs!

Your visit to the snow monkeys is followed by lunch at a nearby restaurant or near Nagano station. Your guide have a good knowledge of food preference so let me know if you have something you can't eat.

After lunch, the tour heads to Zenko-ji Temple, one of the oldest and most important Buddhist temples in Japan. This temple is registered as National Treasure and has been loved by locals and visitors. At Zenko-ji temple,you'll experience Okaidan Meguri or the “Tour in the Pitch Dark Tunnel”. If you touch the key in the tunnel which is lies under the temple, it is said that you can gain enlightenment!

The tour finishes there. You can look around the temple town or your guild take you to Nagano station.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

Admission fee (you and guide)

Transportation fee (you and guide)


Other actual tour-related expenses (if any)

Travel Insurance

Important Information

- I'm available on; 8:00-15:30 (Thu&Fri) 8:00-20:00 (Sat&Sun) - Transportation fee and lunch of you and a guide will be paid by the customer. - If you want Hotel meetup in Tokyo, it costs 8000 yen.

- The tour may not be conducted under extreme weather condition.

- Warm clothes and shoes are recommended for the walk in winter.

- Hotel pick up available. An extra charge is added. (3500 yen/per hour)

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time
$245/ per group