From Tokyo's heartbeat to the tranquil sights of snow monkeys, hop on a bullet train for a day trip like no other. Experience the natural wonders beyond the city's glow. Make your reservation and let the adventure begin!
Leave behind the bustling cityscape of Tokyo for a day and journey into the enchanting world of Nagano Prefecture. As you glide away on a bullet train, you'll witness the transformation of urban outlines into panoramic vistas of countryside, signaling the beginning of a special day of exploration and discovery. In this serene pocket of Japan, tales from yesteryears and nature's wonders converge to create unforgettable experiences.
At the heart of your adventure lies the revered Zenkoji Temple. This isn't just another temple—it's a portal to another era. As you wander its grounds, you'll be enveloped by its rich history, feeling the weight of countless stories and traditions that have echoed through its halls and pathways for centuries. Each corner of the temple promises a new tale, a new insight into the past, making it a haven for those with curious hearts.
Yet, the magic of Nagano isn't confined to its historic structures. A different kind of enchantment awaits at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park. Here, amid nature's quiet beauty, snow monkeys revel in the warmth of natural hot springs. The sight of these creatures, uninhibited and in their element against a snowy backdrop, offers a blend of awe and joy. It's moments like these—of pure, simple wonder—that leave lasting imprints.
If you've been craving an escape that combines history, nature, and a touch of the unexpected, this is your perfect getaway. With such unique experiences on offer, spots tend to fill up quickly. So, consider securing yours soon, and let's embark on a journey that will leave you with tales to share and memories to cherish.
A knowledgeable guide who's fluent in English to ensure smooth communication
Round-trip on the iconic Shinkansen, making your journey swift and comfortable
All in-city transportation costs
Hotel pickup included for a hassle-free start to your adventure
Meals and drinks are not included.
Personal expenses or souvenirs
Entry fees to any attractions not mentioned in the itinerary
Travel insurance or personal medical expenses
Gratuities for your guide
Begin your day with a convenient pickup from your Tokyo hotel.
Board the iconic Shinkansen with a small, friendly group and an expert guide, making the swift journey to the picturesque Nagano Prefecture.
Nagano's Historical Gem: Zenkoji Temple
Experience the tranquility and history of the Zenkoji Temple, which predates the introduction of Buddhism to Japan.
Nearby, take the opportunity to meander through a vibrant shopping street, discovering unique souvenirs and savoring local delicacies.
Nature's Retreat: Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Dive into the mystique of Jigokudani, once feared by locals due to its powerful geyser and aptly named "hell valley."
Marvel at the park's true stars, the snow monkeys, as they enjoy their winter haven in the park's hot springs.
Journey's End: Return to Tokyo
Reflect on the day's adventures during your Shinkansen ride back.
Conclude your enriching day trip as you alight at Tokyo station, memories in tow and stories to share.
Once you've booked, rest easy! We'll send you a confirmation.
Our groups are cozy and intimate, with no more than six participants, ensuring a personal touch.
If you or someone in your party is under 10, this adventure might not be suitable.
For those with back concerns or expecting a bundle of joy soon, we'd advise against this particular journey for safety.
It's essential that participants don't have major heart issues or any significant medical conditions.
We recommend this experience for those who maintain a robust level of physical fitness.
Just a gentle reminder: Each tour can accommodate up to 6 wanderlust-filled travelers.
Q: What's the cancellation policy for this tour?
Ans: Our cancellation policy is designed with flexibility in mind. If life gets in the way and you need to cancel 7 days or more before the tour's scheduled departure, rest easy knowing there are no cancellation fees. If it's between 3 and 6 days before the trip, there's a 50% cancellation fee. However, we do have a 100% cancellation fee if you cancel within the last 48 hours leading up to the departure.
Q: Where does the tour initiate?
Ans: Starting your journey is seamless with us. We pride ourselves on offering pickup services from any hotel located within Tokyo's iconic 23 wards.
Q: How can I verify if my accommodation is on your pickup list?
Ans: Your convenience is our priority. When booking, you'll find a thorough list of hotels we service directly on our checkout page. Simply navigate there to see if your place of stay features on our curated list.
Q: Is this exploration suitable for younger participants?
Ans: Absolutely! However, do take a moment to reflect on the activities and the tour's duration. This will help gauge if it aligns with your child's energy levels and interests.
Q: Any recommendations on attire or essentials to carry?
Ans: Adventure beckons, and it's best met with preparation. Comfortable walking shoes are a must. Additionally, dressing in layers suited to the weather can make your exploration all the more enjoyable. Don't forget a camera!
Q: Will there be provisions for meals and refreshments?
Ans: We've kept the tour flexible, meaning meals and drinks aren't included. This gives you the wonderful opportunity to discover and indulge in local flavors and cuisines as per your preferences.
Q: Are there specific health considerations I should be aware of?
Ans: Our tour is crafted to be immersive and accessible. However, if you or a fellow traveler has significant medical conditions, back issues or is expecting, it might be worthwhile to ponder the physical demands of the tour's activities.
This booking is non-refundable.
We offer pickup from any hotel in Tokyo 23 wards. The pickup time will be from 7:00am to 7:30am, depending on the hotel. Then take a bullet train from Tokyo to Nagano Station.
Arrive at Nagano Station before 10:00AM and you will take a express bus to Snow Monkey Park.
Arrive at Snow Monkey Park bus stop before 11:30am and start trekking to Snow Monkey Park about 60 minutes.
Destination for up-close viewing of snow monkeys in a secluded park accessible by long, scenic walk.
The picturesque grounds of this 7th-century Buddhist temple include a garden & treasure house.
Come back to Nagano Station around 5 pm and take a bullet train back to Tokyo Station.
Come back to Tokyo Station around 7:15PM. Tour concludes at Tokyo Station.