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

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Stop At: Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, 6845 Heion, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun 381-0401 Nagano Prefecture

Visit the world-famous hot spring-bathing Snow Monkeys of Jigoukudani and enjoy observing these curious creatures in their winter playground

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Zenko-ji Temple, I-491 Motoyoshicho, Nagano 380-0851 Nagano Prefecture

Explore Zenko-ji - Nagano’s 1400 year old temple - in the vivid glow of its magical winter Illumination Festival

Duration: 3 hours

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  • Transportation fee from Hakuba and Nagano and all between activities/attractions
  • Snow Monkey Park entrance fee
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Sake tasting
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entry/Admission - Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
  • Entry/Admission - Zenko-ji Temple
Not included
  • Bullet train tickets
  • Optional entrance fee to the inner sanctuary of Zenko-ji Temple
  • Accommodation
  • 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
  • Travelers 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 15 travelers


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