3-Day from/to Nagano: Snow Monkeys & Historic Nakasendo Walking Tour
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3-Day from/to Nagano: Snow Monkeys & Historic Nakasendo Walking Tour
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3-Day from/to Nagano: Snow Monkeys & Historic Nakasendo Walking Tour

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Day 1: Zenkoji Temple - Snow Monkey Park

Stop At: Zenko-ji Temple, I-491 Motoyoshicho, Nagano 380-0851 Nagano Prefecture
Explore Zenko-ji, one of Japan’s oldest and most important Buddhist temples, and home to the first known Buddhist statue to be brought to Japan.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: 穂垂亭 HOTARU-TEI, 1398-1 Hirao, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano-ken 381-0401, Japan
Enjoy a delicious Japanese lunch and 'sake' tasting experience, led by your guide.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, 6845 Heion, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun 381-0401 Nagano Prefecture
Visit the world-famous Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and learn all about what makes the resident monkeys so unique
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Hotel in Nagano City including Western-style bedding and private bathroom.

Day 2: Kiso Village - Yabuhara - Magome

Stop At: Naraijuku, Narai, Shiojiri 399-6303 Nagano Prefecture
Hike along the historic 'Nakasendo Trail' - the Edo Period trade route which once connected Kyoto to Tokyo - through the beautiful Kiso Valley
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Nakasendo Magome Walking Trail, Magome, Nakatsugawa 508-0502 Gifu Prefecture
Explore three of the Nakasendo's best preserved post towns - Narai, Magome, and Tsumago - each renowned for their historic state of preservation
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Traditional Japanese inn with futon (on-floor) bedding and shared bathrooms.

Day 3: Tsumago

Stop At: Nakasendo Magome Walking Trail, Magome, Nakatsugawa 508-0502 Gifu Prefecture
Walk the 7.6km trail from Magome to Tsumago; two of the best preserved towns along the famous route and a journey that will take you through a beautiful mixed landscape of rice fields, forest, and quaint villages.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Tsumago Tourism Association Tourist Information Center, 2159-2 Azuma, Nagiso-machi, Kiso-gun 399-5302 Nagano Prefecture
Arrive at your beautiful second day destination and enjoy a well-earned traditional meal before exploring the beautiful and historic town.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.
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  • 2x Breakfast
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Accommodation in Nagano City on Day 1
  • Accommodation in Magome on Day 2
  • Entry to the Snow Monkey Park on Day 1
  • Sake tasting on Day 1
  • English-speaking guide at all times, including the hike along the Nakasendo Trail
  • Transportation fee from/to Nagano and between all activities/attractions
  • Entry/Admission - Zenko-ji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - 穂垂亭 HOTARU-TEI
  • Entry/Admission - Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Not included
  • Dinner on Days 1 & 3
  • Accommodation on Day 3
  • Additional food, snacks and drinks
  • Optional entrance fee to the inner sanctuary of Zenko-ji
  • Shinkasen/bullet train tickets
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Please wear suitable shoes/boots and clothing for hiking through varying terrain. The trail is well-maintained and paved in some areas with other sections being more challenging. The trail is undulating with some steeper climbs however it is suitable for anyone of reasonable fitness.
  • Please be prepared for changing weather conditions including rain (anytime of year but especially in June and July) and hot, humid condition from late-June until September. Kiso Valley is a mountainous region therefore weather can change quickly. Paving stones on the trail can be slick during the rain. Please ensure that you are wearing good quality walking boots/shoes and if required, carry walking poles.
  • Accommodation on Day 1 is at a full-service hotel in Nagano City with rooms including Western-style bedding and private bathroom.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
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