1-Day Snow Monkey and Shiga-kogen Highlands Hiking Tour

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In this tour we take you from Nagano Station up to the monkeys at the Jigokudani Monkey Park, known as the snow monkeys. After the Monkey Park and some lunch we will do a 4 hour hike up the Shiga-kogen Highlands, beautiful UNESCO bioreserve.

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  • See the famous Japanese snow monkeys up close
  • Have some popular Japanese dishes for lunch
  • Visit the tallest waterfall of the Shiga-kogen Highlands
  • Learn about regional flora, fauna, and culture
  • Enjoy the mountainous scenery

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Nagano Station, across of the Shinkansen exit at the Information board, left of Beck's Coffee


Important Information

・Children from age 10 can join this tour. Adult pricing starts from 13 and up.
・During the winter it is very common to see the Snow Monkeys enjoying the hot spring bath, however from spring up to autumn there will be times with no guarantee of monkeys being in the bath.
・There are a few days in the year that the monkeys might not come down to the park. In such case the park is closed and we will provide an alternative activity.
・We might not be able to provide the hiking part of the tour according to schedule in case of bad to extreme weather conditions. In that case, we will provide an alternative.
・Local public onsen (hot spring) is available after the tour. If you want to make use of the onsen, we suggest to bring a towel and a change of clothes. The entrance fee is ¥300 and towels can be bought at the onsen. The onsen has shampoos, body soap, and a hairdryer.


What you need to bring

Please wear suitable shoes for hiking and a bag that is easy to carry. We recommend a small rucksack.


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Snow Monkey Resorts
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Snow Monkey Resorts is a tour company based at the foot of the Snow Monkey Park. We have with a passion for all there is to be experienced in Nagano Prefecture and want to share the hidden gems of the mountainous region with you.

With our tours we will show you the famous snow monkeys relaxing in their hot spring bath, take you to one of Japan’s most important temples, cycle around the countryside, hike up to the Shiga-kogen Highlands, and more. Snow Monkey Resorts has an international team of tour guides with an abundance of knowledge on Nagano. Our guides will tell you all you want to know about the way of life and the happenings of the region.

Come and discover the beauty of the prefecture of Nagano with us!
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