Recent Searches
Clear

Top Nagano Prefecture Historical Tours

Saved to wishlist!
Dates
Select Dates
Cultural Tours
Cultural Tours
City Tours
City Tours
Rail Tours
Rail Tours
Private and Luxury
Private and Luxury
Religious Tours
Religious Tours
Public Transportation Tours
Public Transportation Tours
Architecture Tours
Architecture Tours
Private Sightseeing Tours
Private Sightseeing Tours
Walking Tours
Walking Tours
Overnight Tours
Overnight Tours
Half-day Tours
Half-day Tours
Multi-day Tours
Multi-day Tours
Adventure Tours
Adventure Tours
Full-day Tours
Full-day Tours
Audio Guides
Audio Guides
Food Tours
Food Tours
Car Tours
Car Tours
Bike Tours
Bike Tours
Day Trips
Day Trips
Sightseeing Tours
Sightseeing Tours
When are you traveling?
Select Dates
Popular
Search experiences that may have limited interaction with crowds.
Search experiences with increased health and safety practices.
Search tours and activities you can do from home.

You are viewing Virtual Experiences in Nagano Prefecture. See more Virtual Experiences around the globe. 🌎

Price
$0
$500+
Duration
Time of Day
RatingClear
Specials
Revenue affects this sort orderWhy you are seeing these results Sort by: Featured

1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake in Nagano Tour

1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake in Nagano Tour

star-5
205
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.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$127.73
From
$127.73

Nagano Private Two Day Tour

Nagano Private Two Day Tour

star-5
27
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.
More
  • 2 days
From
$299.45
Price varies by group size
From
$299.45
Price varies by group size

Matsumoto Discovery - Half Day Private Tour

Matsumoto Discovery - Half Day Private Tour

star-5
5
Discover a real feudal era castle and the historical streets! Matsumoto is a city with deep-rooted living traditions and proud people who retain an ancestral way of life that we have to honor and respect! Get an introduction into Matsumoto’s past and present during a 4 hour half-day private tour. Create your own customized itinerary according to your desires, making your stay in Matsumoto the most unique and enjoyable experience possible! Your guide can help you build your tour of the city. Or simply follow the course that your guide prepares for you. Your guide will design a tour based on your interests and the spots you’re most interested in seeing. Take more than just a tour, discover ancient history and wisdom, have a unique and enlightening experience! Get a glimpse of all there is to explore in Matsumoto City! The provided tour details is our recommended itinerary. Tour available in English and French.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$68.06
From
$68.06

Matsumoto Private One Day Tour from Nagano with Tour Guide and Private Vehicle

Matsumoto Private One Day Tour from Nagano with Tour Guide and Private Vehicle

star-5
2
Explore Matsumoto at your own pace and to your own interests on this full-day private guided tour from Nagano. Visit Matsumoto Castle, one of Japan's best-preserved castles, then explore surrounding streets, including quirky "Frog Street," known for its abundance of frog products. Afterward, visit tranquil Hotaka Town, home to Japan’s largest wasabi farm where you can try wasabi ice-cream and visit nearby Hotaka Shrine.
More
  • 8 hours
From
$257.86
Price varies by group size
From
$257.86
Price varies by group size

Awesome LIVE ZOOM Tour of Kyoto, Osaka or Nara

Awesome LIVE ZOOM Tour of Kyoto, Osaka or Nara

star-5
2
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!
More
  • 3 hours 15 minutes
From
$226.85
per group
From
$226.85
per group

2-Day Snow Monkey Tour: Nagano to Takayama via Matsumoto

2-Day Snow Monkey Tour: Nagano to Takayama via Matsumoto

star-5
1
Situated between the popular destinations of Tokyo and Kyoto, the mountainous of region of Nagano is the literal heart of Japan and a road less travelled by many international visitors. This tour combines some of the region’s most iconic destinations - including the world-famous Snow Monkeys of Jigokudani, the 1400-year old Zenko-ji Temple, Matsumoto Castle, and the historic old town of Takayama - with the unforgettable experience of being driven through Japan’s Northern Alps, a place of high mountain peaks and rarefied beauty. With English-speaking guide, lunch, and full-service accommodation on Day 1 followed by hotel pick-up and transport to Matsumoto and Takayama, including hotel drop-off, on Day 2, this tour captures the history and beauty of central Japan with the convenience and comfort of one easy package.
More
  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
$576.83
From
$576.83

Matsumoto Discovery - One Day Private Tour

Matsumoto Discovery - One Day Private Tour

star-5
1
Discover a real feudal era castle and the historical streets! Matsumoto is a city with deep-rooted living traditions and proud people who retain an ancestral way of life that we have to honor and respect! Get an introduction into Matsumoto’s past and present during a 8 hour full-day private tour. Create your own customized itinerary according to your desires, making your stay in Matsumoto the most unique and enjoyable experience possible! Your guide can help you build your tour of the city. Or simply follow the course that your guide prepares for you. Your guide will design a tour based on your interests and the spots you’re most interested in seeing. Take more than just a tour, discover ancient history and wisdom, have a unique and enlightening experience! Get a glimpse of all there is to explore in Matsumoto City! The provided tour details is our recommended itinerary. Tour available in English and French.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$113.43
From
$113.43

Nakasendo self-guided walking tour 2 days

Nakasendo self-guided walking tour 2 days

star-4
1
Over the course of two days of an easy walk (self-guided tour) along the Nakasendo road and one overnight stay at a Minshuku (family run lodging), immerse yourself in Japan's folkloric landscapes between the villages of Nakatsugawa and Tsumago. During Japan's feudal period (1603-1868), the Nakasendo road was one of the five routes that linked the economic hub, Tokyo, to the imperial capital, Kyoto. Unlike the Tokaido road, which was replaced by today's Shinkansen train, the Nakasendo was saved from rampant modernization and still upholds an old-fashioned charm. Created by general Tokugawa in order to assert his political domination, the route spans a distance of 534 kilometers and includes 69 rest stops. Its name literally means "mountain road" and is a means of communication in case of a large flood on the Tokaido: the coastal road. Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
More
  • 2 days
From
$596.22
From
$596.22

1-Day Winter Tour From Nozawa & Iiyama: Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake

1-Day Winter Tour From Nozawa & Iiyama: Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake

star-5
1
Take in some of the highlights of Nagano with this engaging tour starting with a morning visit to the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and its world-famous hot spring-bathing monkeys, followed by a warming winter lunch and afternoon exploration of Zenko-ji - one of the oldest and most important Buddhist temples in Japan. Led by a locally-based English-speaking guide and including a sake tasting experience to bring the tour to an indulgent conclusion this tour is a great way to enjoy the best of Nagano in winter!
More
  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$127.73
From
$127.73

Karuizawa Full-Day Private Trip with Government-Licensed Guide

Karuizawa Full-Day Private Trip with Government-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a government-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 National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$94.52
Price varies by group size
From
$94.52
Price varies by group size

~ Touch the villa culture and history of Karuizawa ~ Karuizawa town walk tour

~ Touch the villa culture and history of Karuizawa ~ Karuizawa town walk tour

Tour highlights: A town walk tour that touches the history and culture of Karuizawa, focusing on the historical area of the former Karuizawa. Karuizawa local guides guide you through the deep history and culture of Karuizawa while walking along the narrow path of the back street that is not listed in the guidebook. The whole process, walking on a flat road, can be attended by people of all ages. Travel time: Former Karuizawa Rotary Departure-St. Paul's Church (visit to the church of the historical building of Antoni Raymond's Karuizawa)-Through the way of a water wheel to the back of the former Karuizawa-Show Memorial Chapel / Show House Memorial Hall Visit the oldest church in Karuizawa built by the missionary AC show said and visit the memorial hall of the first Karuizawa villa)-Walk on the back street of the former Karuizawa, the show street-the path of the comet- Visit the villa that you spent)-Vory's Lane-Walk on tennis court street-Karuizawa meeting hall / Union Church / Karuizawa association tennis court (Architect who worked on many buildings in Karuizawa, Vorries's meeting hall, Union church, Emperor Emperor Visit the Karuizawa Association tennis court, famous for the romance tennis courts of the Empress.-Hatta Villa (No. 1 Japanese villa, former Naval Colonel Colony Tour of the villa of Hatta HiroshiJiro / appearance only) to Old Karuizawa Ginza rotary dissolution
More
  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$30.25
Price varies by group size
From
$30.25
Price varies by group size

Nagano All Must-Sees Full Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide

Nagano All Must-Sees Full Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide

The city of Nagano is an intensely beautiful and historic part of Japan, only a stone’s throw away from the capital city of Tokyo. Nagano is a place of incredible Shinto and Buddhist history and home to one of Japan’s most iconic temple and shrine. While many of Japan’s cities lay claim to an identity of nature-meets-human-invention, that atmosphere can be felt in Nagano better than almost anywhere else in Japan. In this tour, your knowledgeable licensed local guide will accompany you on your journey features an historic districts and even ancient pilgrimages. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize your six-hours special 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 National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$94.52
Price varies by group size
From
$94.52
Price varies by group size

Traditional Cuisine Lunch & Castle Town Secrets

Traditional Cuisine Lunch & Castle Town Secrets

Traditional gourmet cuisine and journey into the heart of Matsumoto City! In order to make your immersion in Japan even more complete, we invite you to join us on this fascinating journey into the very heart of Matsumoto City! - Discover all the secrets of Matsumoto City Explore the traditional Japanese warehouses and other historical buildings that represent the harmony between Japanese and Western architecture - Enjoy the local sake Taste a selection of excellent local sake recommended by the owner of this small still active local saje brewery - A gourmet culinary experience in a traditional restaurant This gourmet cuisine, also available in vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free versions in addition to the traditonal menu, will delight the taste buds of anyone - Discover all the secrets around the Matsumoto Castle domain Matsumoto Castle is a registered "National Treasure" of Japan. Howevern the historical and cultural importance of this castle is not confined to the castle tower
More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$158.80
From
$158.80

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".
More
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$104.70
Price varies by group size
From
$104.70
Price varies by group size

Matsumoto Full-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide

Matsumoto Full-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a government-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: National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$94.52
Price varies by group size
From
$94.52
Price varies by group size

Matsumoto Castle Tour & Samurai Experience

Matsumoto Castle Tour & Samurai Experience

Your chance to become a Samurai while visiting Matsumoto Castle! What better place to have your samurai experience than in a city with an authentic castle from the feudal era? First take a tour of Matsumoto Castle designated a “National Treasure” of Japan due to its well-preserved original structure! During the tour, you will learn about the Matsumoto Samurai lords, the history of Matsumoto City and even some of the castle's defensive strategies. Then experience a live hands-on Samurai Sword Fighting activity! A Master Samurai will teach you some of these ancient fighting techniques. You can choose your own colors for your outfit which consists of a yukata (light kimono), hakama (wide-leg pants), and obi (belt). You can even select your swords! The stage and the atmosphere of the place is bound to take you on a realistic journey back in time. The perfect setting for a complete immersion into this slice of Japanese history! Activity available in English and French.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$90.74
From
$90.74

Walk in the Footsteps of the Castle Lords of Japan

Walk in the Footsteps of the Castle Lords of Japan

A historic walk halfway between a stroll and hike! The ancient lords of Japan made a pilgrimage to Tokyo once every two years, as part of their feudal duties. Long foot hikes therefore awaited the Matsumoto Castle’s lords who also braved the Zenkoji Road, an extension of the famous Nakasendo Road on regular spiritual journeys to the Buddhist temple in Nagano City. During each of these trips, the lords stayed in luxurious hotels such as the Satoyama Villa Honjin. The tour begins at Matsumoto Castle in front of the main gate which was once an access way to the seat of feudal power. As you approach Kariyahara Pass for a short hike, you will discover the ancient intersection between Tokyo, Matsumoto and Nagano. This also happens to be the location of the very first toll road in Japan! After passage through Shiga-mura, you'll stop at the Satoyama Villa Honjin with its authentic architecture! It is in this profound Japanese atmosphere that you can enjoy a classic Japanese Bento Lunch.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$124.77
From
$124.77

Matsumoto Private One Day Tour

Matsumoto Private One Day Tour

This action-packed private day tour to Matsumoto combines a visit to the historic Matsumoto Castle, the foodie experience of going to one of Japan’s biggest wasabi farms, and Hotaka Shrine too. Going on a guided tour saves time navigating and uncovers hidden gems you might not discover alone such as the quirky “Frog Street” which is known for its abundance of frog products.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$199.63
Price varies by group size
From
$199.63
Price varies by group size

BTF Rural Japan

BTF Rural Japan "FURUSATO" Cycling Tour

Great way to experience a beautiful countryside of Japan and visit popular sightseeing spots around Iiyama city. The rural landscape with lush mountain scenery is dotted with traditional old houses. You will feel like you have gone back in time and see a simple life of local people in Japan countryside. - Friendly and informative local guide. - Exploring beautiful, yet completely different scenery with Japan's distinct four seasons. - Stopping at cherry blossom spots during the blossoming season. - Total cycling distance is 15km/9.3miles - Mostly flat route, easy for riders of basic fitness. - Visiting Buddhist Alter Street and historical temples. - Discover unique traditions and life styles in a harsh winter.
More
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$45.37
From
$45.37

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

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

This value-packed trip with a government-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: National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$99.37
Price varies by group size
From
$99.37
Price varies by group size

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".
More
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$89.19
Price varies by group size
From
$89.19
Price varies by group size

BTF Rural Japan

BTF Rural Japan "FURUSATO" Cherry Blossom Cycling Tour

Missed cherry blossoms in Tokyo? If you arrived in Tokyo too late for the cherry blossoms, don't give up yet. Cherry blossoms tend to bloom here in northern Nagano about two weeks later than those around central Tokyo. It only takes about 100 mins to be here from Tokyo station by Hokuriku Shinkansen. Cycling tour is a great way to experience a beautiful countryside of Japan and visit popular sightseeing spots around Iiyama city. The rural landscape with lush mountain scenery is dotted with traditional old houses. Let's go find a simple life of local people in Japan countryside with us! - Friendly and informative local guide. - Stopping at cherry blossom spots during the blossoming season. - Exploring beautiful, yet completely different scenery with Japan's distinct four seasons. - Total cycling distance is 15km/9.3miles - Mostly flat route, easy for riders of basic fitness. - Discover unique traditions and life styles in a harsh winter.
More
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$45.37
From
$45.37

Old Nakasendo trekking from Karuizawa-Beyond Sugahi Pass to Sakamoto Hotel-

Old Nakasendo trekking from Karuizawa-Beyond Sugahi Pass to Sakamoto Hotel-

Walk past Karuizawa inn from the former Nakayama Road to the Sakamoto inn. Sui Hui is a place that was once said to be the most difficult place in Zhongshan Road. At the top of the Usui Pass, you can see the view point of the Kanto plains panoramic view and the Kumano Imperial Shrine, which is famous for its power spots. After that, while going down the borge weir, we aim for Sakamoto inn while passing "Yamanaka teahouse ruins", "Sakamoto inn" with a panoramic view "Nagi". At the end of the trekking we will stop by and guide you to the hot spring "Kotonoyu". Slowly bathe in the hot spring, but if you are on your way back to Yokogawa Station, return to Karuizawa by bus.
More
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$96.95
Price varies by group size
From
$96.95
Price varies by group size

Nagano All Must-Sees Half Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide

Nagano All Must-Sees Half Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide

The city of Nagano is an intensely beautiful and historic part of Japan, only a stone’s throw away from the capital city of Tokyo. Nagano is a place of incredible Shinto and Buddhist history and home to one of Japan’s most iconic temple and shrine. While many of Japan’s cities lay claim to an identity of nature-meets-human-invention, that atmosphere can be felt in Nagano better than almost anywhere else in Japan. In this tour, your knowledgeable licensed local guide will accompany you on your journey features an historic districts and even ancient pilgrimages. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize your four-hours special 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 National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$75.62
Price varies by group size
From
$75.62
Price varies by group size

Filters

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the best Historical Tours in Nagano Prefecture?
Q:
What Historical Tours in Nagano Prefecture are 1 hour or less?
Q:
What Historical Tours in Nagano Prefecture are taking additional safety precautions?
Q:
What Historical Tours in Nagano Prefecture are good for avoiding crowds?