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“Perfect way to end our Japan Trip”

Snow Monkey Resorts Tours
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Full-Day Tour of Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple...
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Snow Monkey Resorts takes you on experiences in the Northern Nagano region. Our tours show you the most beloved attractions and the best hidden secrets in this area. Tours include visits to the Snow Monkey Park, the Zenko-ji Temple, snow fun in the Shiga Highlands, Japanese cherry blossoms, countryside cycling, and mountain experiences. Besides group tours, we have customized private tours as well.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Snow monkey tours was perfect. They were prompt in replying- gave us lots of different ideas to choose from- even set up a bus from/to Tokyo with interesting stops along the way (there was my huge extended family of 11, with even huger suitcases!) The snow monkeys didn't have any snow, unfortunately at the end of march- but the kids still loved the hike, made up songs, and found the onsens amazing. They are still talking about the all you can eat strawberry farm we visited. Our guide Louki made the whole experience easy, fun and she really went above and beyond to help us, take us to a few other places along the way (apples, sake, toaster) and was super polite in listening to the kids sing 'Moana' on the way back to Tokyo. Thank you for giving us a great Japanese experience!

Thank Nicole S
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"sake tasting"
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"our tour guide"
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"nagano station"
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"day trip"
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"bullet train"
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"zenko ji temple"
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"great tour"
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"highly recommend this tour"
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"japanese culture"
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"japanese lunch"
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"wealth of information"
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"local brewery"
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"hot springs"
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"these guys"
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"tasty lunch"
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

we were on a holiday to Japan and decided to do a day trip to Nagano to see the famous Snow monkeys . We booked our program with Snow monkey resorts tours. right from the start with booking we had great experience. .Shiniji was there at Nagano station to meet us . very professional and at the same time warm and genuine, he took great effort to make our experience enjoyable. I would recommend a visit to snow monkey park zenko-ji temple Nagano....It was definitely worth every minute. snow monkey tours did a great job.

Thank mdkCochin
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous day! You couldn’t have a better guide - Peter. Balanced information with the experience. Very personal (we were lucky to have a total of 4 on the tour) providing well informed answers to our many questions. He really enjoys his job!

The snow monkey experience- many monkeys captivated us for ages. We had plenty of time there. It was unusually windy and cold - carry a beanie/jacket. The walk about 1.2 kms is gentle but wear walking shoes.

Lunch was lovely bento box with vegetarian option. I’m wheat free and they easily catered for this with advance notice.

Back to Nagano and a walk to Zenkō-ji temple. Lovely opportunity to walk through part of Nagano. The temple was really brought alive with Peter’s commentary.

We finished with the tasting at the Sake brewery and miso facility. Certainly was enjoyable and very informative.

We came away think we had gained much more than we had expected from the day! We overnighted in Nagano which was a good choice after the early start and full day!

Thank CrispyB
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

My partner and I had an awesome experience on this tour. A very well organised trip with some extra treasures along the way like visiting a sake brewery and a local fruit and veg shop with the biggest apples i've ever seen in my life!
The Snow Monkeys are an excellent site to see, and our guide Peter made visiting Zenkoji temple and the whole tour an informative and great experience.
Highly rate this tour for the money, and notably a big personal thankyou to Peter our tour guide for making it relatable and very interesting.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I did the Snow Monkey tour with Peter as our guide. Day went very smoothly. Peter was organised, informative and interesting. Although there was not much snow around, the day was still a lot of fun and the small group size was excellent. Peter gave us great information about the monkeys, temple and sake making process but kept it short enough to keep it interesting.
A great day was had by all. Thanks Peter

Thank tglasby
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