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Snow Monkey 1-Day Tour from Tokyo

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Nagano prefecture's Jigokudani Yaen-Koen is a favorite amoung foreign tourists. Here Japanese macaque relaxing in hot springs can be seen up close. This tour will also visit 1400-year-old Zenkoji Temple. This tour is from Tokyo. *We have other tour from Nagano.

One day before

Train tickets and final itineraries will be sent to a hotel you stay in Tokyo by a day before.

Day 1: Tokyo - Nagano - Tokyo

6:50 - 7:40 a.m.

Proceed to Tokyo Station  individually.

Board on the designated JR Nagano Shinkansen for Nagano. (120min).

Arrive at Nagano Station.

You'll meet guide at the station and proceed to Zenkoji Temple by local train.

* Zenkoji Temple

- A renonwned temple built in 642. The main hall, also a national treasure, is a rare wooden structure 54 meters (177 feet) wide and 26 meters (85 feet) tall.
Lunch: a Japanese-style lunch.
After lunch, you'll proceed to Yudanaka Station and take a shuttle bus to Kanbayashi Onsen-guchi. Walk to Jigokudani Monkey Park (35min). Enjoy Jigokudani Monkey Park.
* Jigokudani Monkey Park
See Japanese snow monkeys unwinding at the hot springs at Jigokudani Monkey Park in Nagano! This spot is internationally renowned as the only place wild monkeys can be seen enjoying hot springs. Seeing the monkeys' humorous behavior up close is sure to bring a smile to each visitor's face.
Walk back to Kanbayashi Onsenguchi and take a local train to Nagano Station. 
You'll depart Nagano Station by Nagano Shinkansen bound for Tokyo.
Tour concludes upon arrival at Tokyo  Station.


Departure Date

Nov.24 2017 - Mar.30, 2018: Mon., Wed. & Fri. /(except Dec.29,Jan.1,3,8,Feb 12 Mar.21)


1 Lunch is included. *Vegetarian meal option available.


An English-speaking will meet the tour at Nagano Station and lead it until returning to Nagano Station at the conclusion.

Pick up and Drop off

Not available.

Minimum Participants Required

2 persons.

Required When Making Reservations

Please mention the postal code, address, phone number of place of stay before the tour, along with the check-in date if you stay at a hotel or name of the owner if you stay at an individual's house. *If the mailing address changes after reservation, notify by 8 days before departure.


 If the minimum number of participants (2) is not met by 4 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be cancelled.


Please refer to the final itinerary and your tickets for train car numbers and times. The final itinerary will be sent to your accommodations by the day before your departure. 
If the address for the tickets and final itinerary to be sent to changes after booking, please inform us at least 8 days prior to the tour departure date


You may not exchange the Shinkansen tickets for tickets of other trains. Please board the designated Shinkansen.


If you must cancel your tour after receiving the Shinkansen tickets, please send the tickets back to the Sunrise Center.


 The round-trip course from Nagano is recommended for those with a JR Pass.


An English-speaking interpreter-guide will accompany the tour from arrival at JR Nagano Station until tour ends at JR Nagano Station.


As the space is limited in the Shinkansen, trains and buses, please leave large luggage such as suitcases at your hotel on the day prior to the tour.


Times and routes in the itinerary may be changed due to timetable adjustments for Shinkansen, trains, and buses.


 As public transportation will be used in Nagano Prefecture, seating on trains and buses is non-reserved. Seating is not guaranteed.


The meal for lunch includes soba (buckwheat) noodles, a Nagano specialty. As traces of buckwheat flour may be present in the entire shop, those with buckwheat allergy may be unable to enter. 


The walking path from Kanbayashi Onsen-guchi to Jigokudani Monkey Park (1.6 km one-way, about 30 min on foot) may be frozen and slippery if there is snow. Please wear winter boots or other non-slip footwear. 


A JPY 250 admission fee to Jigokudani Monkey Park is required separately for each 5-year-old child on this tour. Please pay in cash at the location. 


 The behavior of wild monkeys is unpredictable. The park will be closed to visitors in case the monkeys do not come down to the park from the mountains. In this case, the tour will be cancelled. Thank you for your understanding.


This is a hard walking tour covering about 40 minutes of walking each way between the Roman Museum parking lot and Jigokudani Monkey Park. 
Please note that we are unable to provide special support for those with trouble walking, or small children. 
Also, the walking path may be frozen and slippery if there is snow. Please wear winter boots or other non-slip footwear. 
The temperature in the area in winter averages about -1°C, so it may be quite cold. Please wear warm clothing. 
The tour will not enter Roman Museum.


 [Shinkansen Ticket Pick-up]
Tickets and the final itinerary may be picked up at either (1) a hotel designated for ticket and itinerary delivery, or (2) Tokyo City i. The designated Shinkansen cannot be changed to another train. 
If the address for the tickets and final itinerary to be sent to changes after booking, please inform us at least 8 days prior to the tour departure date 

If (1) Hotel designated for ticket and itinerary delivery is selected:

Tickets will be sent by the day prior to tour departure. When booking, please enter the hotel's official name, address (all including postal code, prefecture, city, area number, etc.), and the name used for the hotel booking. Please be aware that service will not be possible if there are any errors in the information provided. Please note that service to private residences or private lodgings (minpaku) is not available. Thank you for your understanding. 

If (2) Tokyo City i is selected:
Please go to Tokyo City i and pick up the tickets on your own by the day prior to tour departure. Also, please indicate the date on which you will pick up the tickets at Tokyo City i. 
Tokyo City i
Address: 2-7-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Open Hours: 8:00 to 20:00
Closed Days: June 24, 2018 (tentative). Facility may be closed without notice due to sudden changes. 


(1) Please refer to the tickets and final itinerary for the train number and time. Changes may not be made to the scheduled Shinkansen. 
(2) The Shinkansen schedule may vary due to timetable revisions, etc. 
(3) No refunds will be issued even if the Shinkansen tickets are not used. In such cases, please use public transportation on your own. Customers on this plan carry their own luggage. 
(4) If you must cancel your tour after receiving the Shinkansen tickets, please send the tickets back to the planning company, JTB Japan Travel Corp. 


Please contact JTB Reservation Center for the pickup service to assembly place.
JTB Reservation Center : Tel 1(800) 223-6104, email
Date & Price Tour Start Tour End Departure Adult Child Single Supplement
11/24/2017 03/31/2018 Tokyo $ 269 $ 215 $ 0
Cancellation rates will apply to the tour fare. If notice of cancellation is received on tour starting date, or in case of failure to show without notice、100% of the tour fare. 1 days prior, 40%. 7 days to 2 days prior, 30%. 8 days or more days prior, no charge Cancellation period is based on United State PST time.. Notice must be received during JTB USA office hours. Mon. - Fri., 9:00AM-5:30PM PST Except National Holidays.

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