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1-Day Snow Monkeys & Zenko-ji Tomyo Lantern Festival

1-Day Snow Monkeys & Zenko-ji Tomyo Lantern Festival

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Combining a visit to Nagano’s world-famous Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and evening exploration of the Zenko-ji Tomyo Lantern Festival, this enjoyable 1-day tour marks the midpoint of winter and illuminates Nagano’s ancient heart! Including dinner at Monzen Terrace Enya, this tour brings warmth and light into the midst of winter. This tour begins at Nagano Station, from where you will be transported to the Jigokudani Monkey Park before returning to Nagano City for an early dinner at Monzen Terrace Enya, before being guided around the Zenko-ji Temple precinct in the beauty and tranquility of its annual Tomyo Lantern Festival. All led by a locally-based, English-speaking guide, this tour is a great way to experience the best of Nagano in winter.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$202.03
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$202.03
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1-Day from Nagano: Snow Wall of Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route

1-Day from Nagano: Snow Wall of Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route

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Experience the dramatic mountain landscape of Chubu Sangaku National Park and visit the immense snow walls of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. This day trip departs from Nagano Station and includes a ticket for round-trip rail transport with your guide. Traveling with a maximum of 15 passengers in your small group ensures an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$256.23
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$256.23
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Full-Day Tour of Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple and Sake in Nagano

Full-Day Tour of Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple and Sake in Nagano

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See two of the top attractions near Nagano on this full-day excursion. Explore the tranquil grounds of Zenko-ji, a lovely religious site known for its historic Buddhist statue. Enjoy a sake tasting and lunch before heading down a beautiful forest trail to the home of the snow monkeys, a group of local macaques known for their willingness to live in the snow and bathe in the local hot spring.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$166.46
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$166.46
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(Spring only) 1-Day Tour: Snow Monkeys & Cherry Blossoms in Nagano

(Spring only) 1-Day Tour: Snow Monkeys & Cherry Blossoms in Nagano

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Check out Japan’s famous cherry blossom blooms and see snow monkeys on a full-day trip from Nagano. After visiting the Jigokudani Monkey Park, you’ll stop for lunch, then visit several different ‘hanami’ spots to admire the cherry blossom trees. This seasonal experience runs from April to the end of May, allowing you to take in the later blooms of the mountainous northern Nagano region.
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  • 9 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$166.46
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$166.46
Taking safety measures

Karuizawa Half-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Karuizawa Half-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Karuizawa! Karuizawa is a quaint mountain resort that’s rich in nature and a prime leisure destination. From stunning natural landscapes to fun filled man made attractions, there’s always something to see and do in the place John Lennon loved to escape to. In this guide, we’ll introduce some of the best things to do when you visit, so you can pick what suits you, without the stress. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hours tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.55
Price varies by group size
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$98.55
Price varies by group size
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Karuizawa Full-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Karuizawa Full-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Karuizawa! Karuizawa is a quaint mountain resort that’s rich in nature and a prime leisure destination. From stunning natural landscapes to fun filled man made attractions, there’s always something to see and do in the place John Lennon loved to escape to. In this guide, we’ll introduce some of the best things to do when you visit, so you can pick what suits you, without the stress. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$123.19
Price varies by group size
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$123.19
Price varies by group size
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Japan Alps Kamikochi Day Hike with Government-Licensed Guide

Japan Alps Kamikochi Day Hike with Government-Licensed Guide

Kamikochi is a popular resort in the Northern Japan Alps, offering some of Japan's most spectacular mountain scenery. With one of the most famous hiking paths in all Japan, we set foot there on our quest for traditional Japan. Kamikochi hiking course along the Azusa River is well maintained and almost flat. This value-packed trail day hike with a government-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Japan Alps! It is about 3.5 kilometres (2 miles) long and has only gentle elevation changes which takes around 2-4 hours to easy walk at a leisurely pace. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hours tour that's best for you! Note*1: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.55
Price varies by group size
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$98.55
Price varies by group size
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Magome & Tsumago Nakasendo Full-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Magome & Tsumago Nakasendo Full-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way toexplore both of the ancient post towns! You can travel between Magome and Tsumago by infrequent direct bus. Nakasendo was one of the two highways during the Edo period connecting Tokyo with Kyoto, running through the Kiso Valley. Travelers at that time walked along the highway, stopping at "post towns" for rest. Some of those post towns have been well preserved and show tourists today exactly what Japan was like hundreds of years ago. Stunning forests, beautiful villages and traditions, we would love to recommend it to everyone interested in Japanese nature and history. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$123.19
Price varies by group size
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$123.19
Price varies by group size
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Magome & Tsumago Nakasendo Trail Day Hike with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Magome & Tsumago Nakasendo Trail Day Hike with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Kiso Valley, best known for the Magome and Tsumago traditional villages, is another beautiful spot in the Japanese Alps. With one of the most famous hiking paths in all Japan, we set foot there on our quest for traditional Japan. Magome and Tsumago are two beautifully preserved traditional villages. This value-packed Nakasendo trail day hike between Magome and Tsumago with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore both of the ancient post towns! It is about 8 kilometres (5 miles) long and has only gentle elevation changes which takes around 2 hours to easy walk at a leisurely pace. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$123.19
Price varies by group size
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$123.19
Price varies by group size
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Matsumoto Half-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide

Matsumoto Half-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally/state licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Matsumoto! Matsumoto is an attractive, cosmopolitan city featuring a superb castle, pretty streets, galleries, and cafes. Matsumoto is a great stepping stone on your way to the Northern Alps, or you can simply enjoy the city's fresh air and dramatic scenery of the nearby mountain peaks. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.55
Price varies by group size
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$98.55
Price varies by group size
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Matsumoto Full-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide

Matsumoto Full-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally/state licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Matsumoto! Matsumoto is an attractive, cosmopolitan city featuring a superb castle, pretty streets, galleries, and cafes. Matsumoto is a great stepping stone on your way to the Northern Alps, or you can simply enjoy the city's fresh air and dramatic scenery of the nearby mountain peaks. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$123.19
Price varies by group size
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$123.19
Price varies by group size
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Awesome LIVE ZOOM Tour of Kyoto, Osaka or Nara

Awesome LIVE ZOOM Tour of Kyoto, Osaka or Nara

This is a ZOOM TOUR. No one can do this tour like me. It is the next best thing to being here. Please disregard the stupid licensing thing as no one is required to be licensed. I am authorized to do tours and I have 22 years of experience as a professional, interpretive, guide, and pretty much no one, can provide these tours like I can. I am also a native English Speaker. I also tell bad jokes..... My tours are interactive, you get to relax at home while I do all the walking and you get to explore this area I am in of Japan in the comfort of your own home. Since a lot of people either will not be able to come to Japan or will not be able to afford to bring the fam here for a while because of this crazy virus thing going on, this is the next step. Make a sushi party at home and you guys relax and let me do the leg work. You will love it!
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
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$295.65
per group
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$295.65
per group

Nagano Private Two Day Tour

Nagano Private Two Day Tour

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Discover Nagano’s many highlights on this private 2-day tour. Save time planning transport, as a driver and private vehicle is included. You’ll have a guide to show you around on the first day, and then free time to explore on the second day. Overnight stay in a Japanese Ryokan, entrance fees to Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, Zenko-ji Temple, and a private onsen experience is included, making it the ultimate hassle-free tour.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$390.26
Price varies by group size
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$390.26
Price varies by group size
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Full-Day Private Nagano Tour: Zenkoji Temple, Obuse, Jigokudani Monkey Park

Full-Day Private Nagano Tour: Zenkoji Temple, Obuse, Jigokudani Monkey Park

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Explore the magnificent temples and natural wonders of Nagano on a full-day tour and benefit from the undivided attention of a private guide. Visit the famous Zenkoji Temple and Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, enjoy lunch (own expense) in Obuse Town, then choose a soak in the hot springs at Shibu Onsen.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$216.81
Price varies by group size
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$216.81
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Nagano Prefecture Saku Area Premium Sake Brewery Tour

Nagano Prefecture Saku Area Premium Sake Brewery Tour

This is a 1-night 2-day premium sake brewery tour that goes around the three sake breweries in Saku City, which is famous for producing delicious rice, and the Karuizawa Brewery Karuizawa Factory, which can be proud of all over the country! Visit such a wonderful and attractive Japanese sake brewery to learn about the history and culture of the sake brewery, learn about sake brewing, taste various sake from the sake brewery, and drink clean water! Eat delicious local food, visit sightseeing spots while enjoying the rich nature, enjoy the inn, and touch the local "heart of hospitality"!
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  • 2 days
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$931.30
per group
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$931.30
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Iiyama Mountain Panorama Viewing Tour

Iiyama Mountain Panorama Viewing Tour

Insightful and memorable Nagano tour experience provided in-person or small group covering areas still to be discovered by mainstream tourists. The tour traveling in a comfortable car and guided by an experienced local includes the beautiful panorama view of Iiyama from high up in the mountain, good coffee or tea (rare to find in the area) at the little LAIME jam factory, visiting an old ski resort from Showa era and Houiji village shrine. The guide will share with you the local insights, new perspective from Japanese country side and make sure you are having a great time and fun. Book today and enjoy Iiyama like a local!
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.20
per group
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$54.20
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Jigokudani Monkey Park, Zenko-ji Temple in Nagano

Jigokudani Monkey Park, Zenko-ji Temple in Nagano

Snow monkeys, soba noodles, and temples. All are included on this action-packed day trip from Nagano. Travel by foot, bus and train, and enjoy visits to the 7th-century temple of Zenko-ji and Jigokudani Monkey Park, and learn all about each site from your guide. Your tour also includes a delicious lunch of soba noodles—a local favorite. This wintertime tour runs between November and April.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$189.22
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$189.22
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Sake Brewery and Tasting Tour

Sake Brewery and Tasting Tour

Learn the secrets of the local Japanese Sake, an integral part of the Japanese Culture! Sake is one of the most famous alcoholic beverages in Japan and is mainly made with water and rice. Therefore, a good quality of Sake requires a great natural environment, such as you find in Nagano Prefecture, and more especially here in Matsumoto. This area is blessed with natural mineral-rich waters from the surrounding mountains and high quality rice from local farms! Despite Sake tasting much like wine, the production of Sake is more like brewing beer and relies on similar fermentation techniques. Learn all the different steps involved in producing Sake and experience a tour of a real Sake Brewery. Sample some of the different local Sake and discover all the secrets of producing great Sake for yourself! Please note that in accordance with Japanese laws, people less than 20 years old are not allowed to drink alcohol. Available in English and French.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.56
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$29.56
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5 Nights Shine-Etsu Trail Hike - Nozawa Onsen | Japan

5 Nights Shine-Etsu Trail Hike - Nozawa Onsen | Japan

The 80km Shinetsu trail, the best woodland trail in Japan, runs over the ridges of the Sekida mountains at about 1,000 meters above sea level, forming a boundary between Nagano and Niigata prefectures. It is one of the few long trails in Japan. This area is blessed with a rich ecosystem nurtured by Japanese beech tree forests. Historically, there were 16 passages connecting Nagano with Niigata. The forests are perhaps best known for their beech trees. The tall, well-shaped beech trees form a corridor of nature along the path. The earth-packed trail also makes it easy to walk. Spring (from mid-June to the end of July) and autumn (from mid-September to the end of October) are great seasons to visit the trail. In the spring, the last traces of snow can be seen among new greenery and flowers bursting into bloom. In the fall, hikers can enjoy the brilliant colors of autumn leaves.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$747.97
Price varies by group size
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$747.97
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Tour with a dedicated car! Visiting the basic tourist spots in Karuizawa (half day course / Japanese guide)

Tour with a dedicated car! Visiting the basic tourist spots in Karuizawa (half day course / Japanese guide)

We recommend visiting Karuizawa sightseeing spots for those who want to go around sightseeing spots in Karuizawa efficiently in a short time, or for the first time in Karuizawa. A local taxi driver guides you through the sights. Karuizawa is a course where you can experience the history, culture, and nature of Karuizawa, starting with the former Karuizawa area, which is the birthplace of Karuizawa, to the power spot "Kumano imperial shrine" and the scenic spot "Kumoba Pond".
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.24
Price varies by group size
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$116.24
Price varies by group size

Tour with a dedicated car! Visiting the basic tourist spots in Karuizawa (half-day course / English / Chinese guide)

Tour with a dedicated car! Visiting the basic tourist spots in Karuizawa (half-day course / English / Chinese guide)

We recommend visiting Karuizawa sightseeing spots for those who want to go around sightseeing spots in Karuizawa efficiently in a short time, or for the first time in Karuizawa. A local taxi driver guides you through the sights. Karuizawa is a course where you can experience the history, culture, and nature of Karuizawa, starting with the former Karuizawa area, which is the birthplace of Karuizawa, to the power spot "Kumano imperial shrine" and the scenic spot "Kumoba Pond".
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$136.45
Price varies by group size
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$136.45
Price varies by group size

Snow Monkey in

Snow Monkey in "Jigokudani Yaen-koen" & Obuse Town

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You will go around famous sightseeing spots in Hokushin (Northern Nagano) area. First, you will see the Jigokudani Wild Snow Monkey Park worldly known for its snow monkeys. Then you will go to Obuse Town, which is reputed for its town renewal project vitalizing the historical heritages such as Hokusai Katsushika.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$889.48
per group
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$889.48
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A tour of Karuizawa's Power Spots & Amazing Views A bowl of rice bowl

A tour of Karuizawa's Power Spots & Amazing Views A bowl of rice bowl "Shigenoya" with a bowl of rice bowl lunch set

It is a recommended course to explore the three major scenic & power spots in Karuizawa by shuttle taxi. Even non-cars can travel efficiently around 3 places with poor public transportation access. You can experience the beautiful nature and landscape of Karuizawa from the fresh green season to the autumnal season!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.86
Price varies by group size
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$99.86
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Explore Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park with a Knowledgeable Local Guide

Explore Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park with a Knowledgeable Local Guide

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Japan’s Nagano prefecture is widely regarded as the country’s winter capital, due to its snowy landscapes and premium ski spots. Visit one of Japan’s most famous winter spots on a 3.5-hour tour of Jigokudani Monkey Park from Shimotakai-gun. Marvel at red-faced Japanese macaques as they bathe in steaming ‘onsen’ (hot springs) and follow walking trails rife with flora and fauna.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.35
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$126.35
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