Explore some of the smaller locales around Nagano and visit the famous Snow Monkey Park.
Day 01: Tokyo – Togakushi – Zenkoji Temple (-/L/D)
In the morning take a bullet train to Nagano (travel time 1hr 40mins) where you will be met by our English speaking coordinator. Take local bus to Togakushi (travel time 50mins), visit the Soba Museum, try ”Soba Uchi” (making Japanese noodle) and enjoy soba lunch. Go to Togakushi Shrine, then transfer to Nagano. Local bus to Zenkoji Temple, which was founded in the 17th Century. Stay at one of 30 temple lodges and experience an authentic traditional Monk’s dinner.
Day 02: Zenkoji – Obuse – Yudanaka Onsen (B/-/D)
After breakfast visit Zenkoji Temple with coordinator, take a local train to Obuse (travel time 31mins), a small town known as “Little Kyoto”. Explore Obuse, then your coordinator will assist you in boarding the train to Nagano. Local train to Yudanaka via Nagano. Your accommodation is a 2min drive from Yudanaka Station.
Day 03: Snow Monkey Park – Yudanaka – Nagano – Tokyo (B/-/-)
After breakfast in the hotel, visit the famous “Snow Monkey Park” (Yaen Koen) by free transfer service of your accommodation (travel time 25 min). You will pay on arrival a charge of Jigokudani Yaen-Koen “Snow Monkey Park” from JPY500 per person. Take a local train to Nagano and then Bullet train to Tokyo (travel time 1 Hr 43 Min).
Number of Days 3
Price From $1595
2 nights in Japanese style accommodation
Transfers by JR trains
English assistance service
Meals as specified
From $1,595 per person, twin share