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  1. Japan
  2. Toyama Prefecture
  3. Nagano
  4. Kurobe Dam

2-Day Nagano/Kanazawa Tour: Snow Monkeys & Tateyama-Kurobo

Product ID: 241692
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From Nagano City to Kanazawa, this 2-day tour takes you to Zenko-ji Temple and to see the Snow Monkeys on day 1. Then, on day 2, visit the Roof of Japan via the fabled Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit the world-famous Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
  • Experience of one Japan`s most iconic sights – the immense Snow Walls of the Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route and witness the dramatic mountain landscapes
  • Explore Zenko-ji, one of Japan’s oldest and most important Buddhist temples
  • Enjoy Nagano’s renowned food culture
  • Be transported between two popular destination cities, Nagano and Kanazawa
Full description
Begin by heading to Zenko-ji Temple, a registered national treasure and the most important cultural site in Nagano. You will be guided around the temple before your guide gives you the opportunity to explore the surrounding precinct of smaller temples, shops, and food by yourself.

After lunch, you will leave Nagano and be transported to the Snow Monkey Park. Your guide will take you along the forest trail which leads to the park, which is home to the only monkeys in the entire world known to bathe in hot springs. Your guide will introduce these curious creatures and provide you with enough time to enjoy the unique experience of observing them in close proximity. Your guide will then accompany you back along the trail and back toward Nagano.

On the second day, your guide will take you to the fabled Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route. Known as the Roof of Japan, this route is home to iconic Snow Walls that rise to up to 20 meters in height and are one of Japan's most impressive and iconic sights. Board the Kanden Tunnel trolley bus and then stop at the Kurobe Dam. The Tateyama Ropeway will be a highlight of your adventure upwards towards the summit. After admiring the dramatic views at the top, your guide will take you back towards JR Kanazawa Station.
  • All transportation fees from Nagano to Kanazawa and between activities/attractions
  • Entry to the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
  • Lunch Day 1 (vegetarian options are available, please let the supplier know beforehand)
  • Sake tasting
  • Ticket (including all transport) for the Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route
  • English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch Day 2
  • Other food, snacks, and drinks
  • Optional entrance fee to the inner sanctuary of Zenko-ji Temple
  • Bullet train tickets
  • Accommodation

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Day 1 Your guide will meet you at the Information Board of JR Nagano Station across from the Shinkansen exit gates at 9:35am (the guide will be there by 9:20am). Day 2 Your guide will meet you at the Information Board of JR Nagano Station across from the Shinkansen exit gates at 8:30am (the guide will be there by 8:20am).

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please wear suitable shoes and clothing for alpine walking and cold conditions
• The Snow Walls are located at 2400 meters above sea level and weather can change quickly. Please ensure you have clothing suitable for changing conditions including rain and cooler temperatures (5 to 21℃)
• The itinerary is based on the traffic conditions being optimal. The supplier adjusts the schedule according to traffic conditions and pace of the group on the day of the tour
• In case of extreme weather conditions, routes to the snow corridor might close. In such a case, the tour will be cancelled with full refund
• During the winter it is common to see the Snow Monkeys enjoying the hot spring bath, however from spring up to autumn there will be times where the monkeys play or eat in the water, however please note that the monkeys are wild animals and there is no guarantee that there will be monkeys in the bath
• There are a few days in the year that the monkeys might not come down to the park
Organized by

Machinovate Japan Ltd.

Product ID: 241692