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Japan EDITOR'S PICKS
Jigokudani Snow Monkeys
The most famous inhabitants of Nagano prefecture, the cute Japanese macaque monkeys of Jigokudani love to spend the cooler months warming up in the local hot springs! The snow monkeys are social creatures, and it is lots of fun to watch their interactions. Day trips from Tokyo to see the monkeys are available, and usually include a stop in Nagano city as well, home to beautiful Zenkoji Temple and top-notch soba noodles. Make sure to wear a stout pair of hiking boots!
3Activities

    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  1. Take a scenic walk to visit cute monkeys known to bathe in the hot spring before heading over to the historical Zenkoji Temple. Sample some sake in a local brewery for a memorable time in Nagano.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD140.68

    Daily
    8.5 hour(s) (morning)
  2. Cuteness overload! See the famed Japanese snow monkeys of Jigokudani as they take a dip in hot springs. Visit the 1,400-year-old Zenkoji Temple, home to Japan's first ever Buddhist Statue.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD180.61

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    6.5 hour(s) (morning)
  3. Ride a bullet train to Nagano and see adorable snow monkeys as they take a dip in the hot springs of Jigokudani. Visit the historic Zenkoji Temple, one of Japan's national treasures.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD271.37

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    11 - 12.5 hour(s) (morning)