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1-Day Snow Monkeys & Zenko-ji Winter Illumination Tour provided by Snow Monkey Resorts

1-Day Snow Monkeys & Zenko-ji Winter Illumination Tour

1-Day Snow Monkeys & Zenko-ji Winter Illumination Tour
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Last updated: 26 Jun 2020
A note from 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Zenko-ji Winter Illumination Tour
Any vehicles operated by Snow Monkey Resorts, will include a plastic partition in the vehicle that will totally separate the driver from the passengers. The driver will also wear a mask and gloves.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Combining a visit to Nagano’s world-famous Snow Monkey Park and evening exploration of the Zenko-ji Illumination Festival, this enjoyable 1-day tour captures the magic of Nagano of in winter. Including a special illumination dinner at Monzen Terrace Enya, this is one tour rich in the festive spirit of winter! First stop is the Jigokudani Monkey Park - home to Nagano's famous hot spring-loving monkeys! Your guide will lead you to and from the park and introduce you to everything that makes the monkeys so unique, while also allowing you plenty of time to enjoy by yourself. Once done, you head back to Nagano City where a warming early dinner awaits at Monzen Terrace Enya - one of the city's most popular restaurants. Warmed and filled, you then head into Zenko-ji - one of the oldest and most important temples in Japan - where your guide will explain the history and legends of the temple as it is bathed in the light of its Winter Illumination Festival.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9582P43
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Transportation fee from Nagano Station and between all activities/attractions • Snow Monkey Park entrance fee • Dinner - Winter Illumination Multi-course Dinner • English-speaking guide • Guided evening tour of Zenko-ji Temple • Entry/Admission - Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Exclusions
Bullet train tickets • Accommodation
Duration
8–9 hours
Departure details
Nagano Station, Japan, 〒380-0921 長野県長野市大字栗田59 12:55 / Your guide will be waiting in front of the Information Board, directly across from the shinkansen ticket gates, inside Nagano Station
Inclusions
Transportation fee from Nagano Station and between all activities/attractions • Snow Monkey Park entrance fee • Dinner - Winter Illumination Multi-course Dinner • English-speaking guide • Guided evening tour of Zenko-ji Temple • Entry/Admission - Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Exclusions
Bullet train tickets • Accommodation
Departure details
Nagano Station, Japan, 〒380-0921 長野県長野市大字栗田59 12:55 / Your guide will be waiting in front of the Information Board, directly across from the shinkansen ticket gates, inside Nagano Station
Duration
8–9 hours
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Please wear suitable shoes for the walking trail and suitable clothing for temperatures potentially below 0 degrees
During the winter it is common to see the Snow Monkeys enjoying the hot spring bath, however from spring up to autumn there will be times where the monkeys play or eat in the water, however please note that the monkeys are wild animals and there is no guarantee that there will be monkeys in the bath
There are a few days in the year that the monkeys might not come down to the park. In such case we will provide an alternative activity
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Guests are required to follow the Snow Monkey Park rules at all times. Guests are not permitted to touch, hold, feed or bathe with the monkeys at any time. There are no barriers separating the monkeys from visitors to the park. Please ensure you keep a minimum distance of 1 to 2 meters between yourself and the monkeys. Your guide will explain the rules prior to entering the park.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Nagano Station
    Japan, 〒380-0921 長野県長野市大字栗田59
    12:55 / Your guide will be waiting in front of the Information Board, directly across from the shinkansen ticket gates, inside Nagano Station
    See address & details
  • 1
    Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Patio Daimon
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Zenko-ji Temple
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Nagano Station
    Japan, 〒380-0921 長野県長野市大字栗田59
    12:55 / Your guide will be waiting in front of the Information Board, directly across from the shinkansen ticket gates, inside Nagano Station
    See address & details
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Maria J
Dublin, OH8 contributions
Snow monkey tour
Dec 2020
What a fun tour this was! Our tour guide, Peter, was amazing. He is so knowledgeable and thorough. Going on this tour in December made it possible to see lots of the snow monkeys and some in the hot springs. Peter even pointed out alpha males and females and was able to give us lots of information about the snow monkeys and even specifics about some. He was very patient with requests and gave us time on our own and to check out shops if we wanted. Peter is so friendly ! Our dinner was very tasty. Then is was off to the temple for their illumination which was very well done and fascinating. Peter gave us great information about the temple and surrounding area. Then is was back to the station and the end of a great day. We would definitely recommend this tour with Snow Monkey Resorts.
Written 8 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks for taking the time to review the tour Maria and we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your day in Nagano! When the monkeys are there in big numbers, it's quite the experience and we are very pleased to hear you also enjoyed your dinner and evening at the temple. Thanks for choosing us and have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Written 8 December 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Miyuki K
4 contributions
Wonderful tour!!
Dec 2020 • Friends
It a wonderful tour very enjoyable!!
We have a great time specially with our guide Peter that was very funny and helpful always looking for us to don’t miss anything
I will recommend this tour!!
Thank you so much
Written 7 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks for taking the time to review your tour and we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your day in Nagano! We also very much appreciate you choosing us and hope to see you again in Nagano sometime soon!
Written 7 December 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Snow Monkey Resorts
LyceTherece
LyceTherece
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Fantastic experience with a fantastic company!
AMAZING Valentine's Day! Our guide (Peter, I believe) was absolutely fantastic, offering information, fun facts and
brandtgreg
brandtgreg
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Great Tour!
We went on this tour last weekend and had a great time. Peter was our guide and he was extremely well organized an
Almiro C
Almiro C
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Terrific experience, fantastic walking encyclopaedia guide, a must do in Nagano, highly recommend it!
Simply put, our tour was an amazing experience. Our terrific guide, Peter, was a friendly, informed fountain of kno
Krishana7983
Krishana7983
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Highly recommended tour!!
Highly recommended tour!! Thank you Haruna-san (tour guide) for making the trip fun , comfortable and informative.
PJDG
PJDG
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Great day out with an excellent tour operator
The tour was great, well run, and punctual. Peter (our tour guide) struck a perfect balance between explaining t
P7237TFmatthewm
P7237TFmatthewm
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Snow Park day trip from Nozawa Onsen for young family
We booked a day trip to the Snow Monkey Park for our family (kids age 3 and 5) our hotel in Nozawa Onsen. Our guide
T4797XZchristophers
T4797XZchristophers
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fun
Will do it again next year. the tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about the land marks. Enjoyed my tim
LANDROLLIN_EWO
LANDROLLIN_EWO
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A must do if near Nagano
The explanation for the temple and sake your was something that I'll be able to take with me. The monkey park was b
tropicgirl39
tropicgirl39
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Fabulous
We were so impressed and thrilled that we made the decision to go with this tour. It was the highlight of our holi
TravelKidsFor4
TravelKidsFor4
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Fantastic Tour!
FANTASTIC tour and guide. We had a wonderful time. I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to visit these p
jaomeiwa
jaomeiwa
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A Delightful Escape to Nagano
I lucked out with my booking timing and ended up getting a private tour with Peter as my guide. The inspiration for
alberthM2807CP
alberthM2807CP
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Great, Fantastic, and Eye-Opening
Peter, the guide, was very knowledge about the area. As well as extremely friendly. Highly recommend.
Mikachu275
Mikachu275
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Amazing
Our host was in training however she did an amazing job. The hosts were knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely woul
MarinaD7
MarinaD7
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Loved the tour!
This was a great tour! Very nice and knowledgeable guide, great itinerary, nice pace. We loved sake tasting, lunch
F4880AW_
F4880AW_
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We enjoyed a tour very much!!
We joined a snow monkey tour. It was very exciting tour with a knowledgeable English speaker’s guide. One day trip
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