Nagano: Obuse, Yudanaka Onsen & Snow Monkeys


1. Let's go and meet snow monkeys at "Jigokudani Yaen-koen" (wild snow monkey park), a worldwide popular tourist spot! Jigokudani Yaen-koen: The only place in the world where you can observe wild monkeys bathing in natural hot springs. Their unique behaviors of swimming and diving are also not to be missed! 2. Stay overnight at a Japanese-style hotel in Yudanaka Onsen that boasts hot spring baths. 3. After arriving at Nagano station, walking around Zenkoji Temple is an enjoyable option. Take "Gururin-go" loop bus from Nagano station to Zenkoji temple. It will take about 10 minutes. Gururin-go runs every 15 minutes. *Gururin-go bus fare is not included in the tour price. Please pay when you get on the bus. 4. Round trip boarding tickets of Nagano Electric Railway train between Nagano and Yudanaka stations are included! Boarding on the Limited Express train is also possible with these tickets. 5. For Day 2, walking around the lovely historic town of Obuse is recommended. Obuse is also famous for its chestnuts and sweets. Take a train to Obuse where your boarding ticket allows you to hop off during the journey. Official website of Jigokudani Yaen-koen *Courtesy bus service from the hotel to Jigokudani Yaen-koen is available. From the bus stop to the park will be 1.6km on foot. *Snowfall is expected in winter, so please wear shoes, boots, etc., which are appropriate for walking on snowy surfaces. **This is an independent tour. No tour guide is provided.** The final itinerary sheet, coupons and other necessary documents will be given in advance. Please read the instructions and proceed the tour by yourself. ◆◆Please write in the "Additional Information" of the booking form when booking the tour.◆◆ 1. All the necessary documents will be delivered to your hotel or Narita/Haneda Airport one day prior to the tour departure date. Please write the name of the hotel/airport and date of collection. If you would like to collect at the hotel, please also write the name of person who booked the hotel. 2. If you would like to use a courtesy pick up service to the hotel from Yudanaka station, please let us know the arrival time at Yudanaka station. Please be aware that this service requires advanced reservation. [Additional information] *Items included – Round trip limited express (between Nagoya Station - Nagano Station, reserved seats in ordinary car), round trip boarding tickets for the trains on Nagano Electric Railway, 1 night accommodation (with dinner and breakfast), admission ticket to Yaen-Koen, specified in the itinerary and taxes. None of these expenses will be refunded even if the participant does not use them for whatever reason. *Items included in Infant price - Train seats, bedding and kids meal. *Items included in Baby price - 0-1 year old: free of charge; 2 years old: JPY2,160. Please let us know their age when booking the tour. *Items not included – Any expenses not specified in the itinerary (e.g. personal expenses, optional tours). [Attention] *Gururin-go bus fare is not included in the tour price. Please pay when you get on the bus. *When you get off at Obuse station, please make sure to show your boarding ticket to a station staff member and keep it with you as you will need it when you return to Obuse station to resume the train journey. Be careful not to lose the ticket. Each of the two tickets allow you to board on the Limited Express train for a single journey. However, when you get off during a single journey and would like to resume the train journey by Limited Express train, you need to buy a new Limited Express ticket at the train station on your own. If you do not board the Limited Express train for whatever reason, no refund will be made.(Price of the Limited Express ticket is JPY100.) *Courtesy pick up service to the hotel is available from Yudanaka station. Reservation is required. If you would like to use this service, please let us know your arrival time at Yudanaka station. [Jigokudani Yaen-koen] *Monkeys in the park are wild animals. It is possible that the monkeys will not be bathing in the hot springs or even appear at all, according to the weather or other circumstances. Even if you do not see monkeys, no refund will be made. *Please do not show or give any food or drinks to the monkeys. *Please do not touch the monkeys. *Please do not make eye contact with the monkeys. *The use of selfie sticks is prohibited. *We will not be responsible for any delays, shortenings or omissions made to the itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control (traffic, weather etc.) *A decision on whether to cancel the tour will be decided by 3pm Japan Standard Time one day before the tour date. We will inform you by e-mail. *The tour end point may be different from the meeting point. Ask the tour conductor on the day. *The amended Act on the Protection of Personal Information came into effect on 30 May 2017. Customer information (name, age, gender etc.) may be forwarded to the hotels or necessary entities for the purpose of making tour arrangements. This condition shall be deemed to have been accepted by the customer upon completion of the reservation. >>>Departure from Tokyo → K1050


Day 1
  • Breakfast: 0
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • JR Nagoya Station (Departure 8:00 OR 9:00) Limited Express "Wide View Shinano" JR Nagano station (Arrival 9:59~11:05) Gururin-go (Fare: JPY 150 *Your own cost.) Zenkoji Temple (Sightseeing) Gururin-go (Fare: JPY 150 *Your own cost.) Nagano station (Departure 14:18) 【Nagano Electric Railway】 Yudanaka station (Arrival 15:09) Biyu no Yado (Overnight)

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Hotel Jigokudani Yaen-koen parking lot (After getting off the bus, walk to the park for about 30 minutes.) Jigokudani Yaen-koen Jigokudani Yaen-koen parking lot Yudanaka Onsen Yudanaka station Nagano station Obuse station【Sightseeing】 Nagano station (Transfer to limited express/Departure 16:00 OR 17:00) JR Nagoya Station (Arrival 19:05 OR 20:05)


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Language Support

This particular course is operated as a free plan tour, therefore there will not be any language support from a tour conductor. We will however, provide the final confirmation and itinerary in the preferred language of your choice.

Minimum number of participants for operation

2 Person(s)

*When the participants does not reach the number above, the tour will not be operated. If this is the case, those who have made a reservation will be informed of the matter by 14 days prior to the scheduled departure date (by 4 days prior to the departure in case of a Day-tour).

Minimum number of participants for booking

2 Person(s)

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