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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park Tour by Bullet Train (Departs from Tokyo)

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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.

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Schedule & Location
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  • 06:50 ~7:40 Depart from Tokyo Station (120 min)
  • 08:30 ~09:20 Arrive at Nagano Station
    Meet up with your guide as well as other tour participants at the arrivals area in Nagano Station.
  • 09:40 Depart from Nagano Station
  • 10:10 Zenkoji Temple (40 min)
    Japan_Nagano_Zenko-ji_Temple_shutterstock_446873680 Built 1,400 years ago, Zenkoji Temple is one of Japan's national treasures. The temple is home to the first ever Buddhist statue brought to Japan, a copy of which is shown to the public every six years. On this tour, you'll get to see the main hall of the temple, replete with Buddhist statues.
  • 11:00 Lunch (40 min)
    soba-noodles-801660_1920 Enjoy a delicious bowl of buckwheat soba noodles, known to be a specialty of Nagano.
  • 11:40 Depart from Zenkoji Station
  • 12:30 Roman Museum Parking Lot
    Upon arrival, take a 40-minute walk from the parking lot to the Jigokudani Monkey Park. During the winter months, the path may be frozen or slippery. Please note that assistance will not be provided for small children or participants with difficulty in walking.
  • 13:20 Jigokudani Monkey Park (50 min)
    20150410snowmonkey5 Irresistibly cute! This spot is internationally renowned as the only place wild monkeys can be seen enjoying hot springs. Seeing the monkeys' curious behavior up close is sure to bring a smile to each visitor's face.
  • 14:10 Depart from Jigokudani Monkey Park (50 min)
  • 15:00 Depart from Roman Museum Parking Lot
  • 16:00 Arrive at Nagano Station
  • 16:20 ~17:15 Depart from Nagano Station (120 min)
  • 18:00-19:00 Tour Ends at Tokyo Station
Notes
Restriction(s)
    • Please refer to the final itinerary and train tickets for the train number and schedule. Tickets and the final itinerary will be sent to your hotel/accommodation at least 8 days before the tour departs.
    • In the case of change of address for delivery of tickets after reservation, please notify us at least 8 days before departure.

      If you must cancel your tour after receiving the tickets, please send the tickets back to the Sunrise Center.
    • Infants (ages 0-5) may join for free if they do not require a separate meal or a separate seat on the bullet train or other forms of transportation.
      If you would like for them to have a separate seat or meal, please book them as a child.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • The walk between Roman Museum parking lot and Jigokudani Monkey Park will be 40-minutes one way.
      Please wear shoes suitable for walking on frozen or slippery paths.
      The average temperature is -1 degrees C. It is advised to wear warm clothes.
    • Walking shoes
Additional Note(s)
    • Bullet train times cannot be changed. Please board the designated bullet train.
    • An English interpreter guide accompanies this tour from arrival at JR Nagano Station until the tour ends at JR Nagano Station.
    • Luggage is to be carried by each individual. There is not much space on the bullet train, train, or bus, so please leave large items such as suitcases at your hotel.
    • The itinerary may be changed due to timetable adjustments for bullet trains, trains, and buses.
    • Lunch includes soba buckwheat noodles.. Participants with buckwheat allergies may not be able to enter the restaurant.
    • The behavior of wild monkeys are unpredictable and there may be days where the park will be closed when the monkeys do not come down from the mountains.
      The tour may be cancelled on the day before departure and a full refund will be issued in such cases.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a minimum of 2 and maximum of 20.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 8 business days to 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 2 business days to 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 1 business days to 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
Change policy
  • Please contact Veltra immediately if you make any changes to your booking once it is confirmed, as:

    ・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 8 business days to 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
    ・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 2 business days to 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
    ・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 1 business days to 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
    ・Any changes made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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Language English
Pick-up Not available
Duration 11.5 - 12.5 hour(s)
Meal Lunch
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