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Private Guided Nagano Day Trip with Zenko-ji & Jigokudani Monkey Park

By Beauty of Japan
Free cancellation available
12h 30m
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Highlights

  • A ride on the speedy shinkansen bullet train to Nagano

  • Zenkoji Temple-National treasure & Buddhist place of worship

  • Opportunity to buy local delicacies in shops near the temple

  • Chance to see Japanese macaques as they soak in hot springs

  • Great photo opportunities of the monkeys in any season

About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Private guided tour of Nagano and Yudanaka

  • What's included

    Admission fees to Zenkoji and Jigokudani Monkey Park

  • What's included

    Bullet train tickets to and from Tokyo

  • What's included

    Transportation fees in Nagano

  • What's included

    Hotel pickup from central Tokyo hotels

  • What's included

    Live commentary is provided in English

  • What's excluded

    Food and beverages

  • What's excluded

    Hotel drop-off

Know Before You Book

  • Children 11 and younger are not allowed.

  • You must have a reasonable level of fitness and be able to walk 1.5 miles (2 km) on uneven terrain.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Maximum group size is 6 people.

  • This tour ends at Tokyo Station.

  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Tokyo hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.

What you can expect

Speed out of Tokyo on a bullet train to Nagano prefecture to see the historic Zenko-ji Temple and meet snow monkeys in Jigokudani Monkey Park. Throughout the day, a private guide relates the heritage of the Buddhist temple and helps you find the sociable animals in their native environment.

Get picked up from your hotel and transfer to Tokyo Station, where you hop aboard a bullet train bound for Nagano. After getting whisked through the countryside, arrive in the city and make for Zenko-ji Temple. Founded in the 7th century, the temple houses the first Buddhist statue ever to be brought to Japan when the religion was introduced to the country. Stroll through the ornamented main hall and soak in the history of the place through stories from your guide.

Break for lunch on your own before climbing on a bus for Jigokudani Monkey Park. Translating to “Hell Valley,” Jigokudani is also known for its steaming geysers and hot springs. Explore the park with your guide and get up-close with a number of snow monkeys, who have become accustomed to humans roaming about their home. Watch the monkeys' entertaining interactions with each other, or catch some taking a soak in the steaming baths around the park.

After snapping plenty of photos of the lovable animals, head back to Nagano city to catch your bullet train to Tokyo.

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Activity Location

  • Nagano

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hotel Pickup
  • Tokyo
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