Welcome to our exclusive ‘Spring Only) 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Cherry Blossoms in Nagano Tour’. Enjoy the beauty of Japan’s cherry blossom season while visiting the renowned Jigokudani Monkey Park.
Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, you’ll gain insight into local traditions and witness adorable Japanese macaques in their natural habitat.
In case the cherry trees aren’t in bloom, you’ll also explore Zenko-ji Temple and a sake brewery store.
Vegetarian options are available, and alternative arrangements are made if the snow monkeys aren’t present.
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- Experience Japan’s famous cherry blossom blooms and see snow monkeys on a full-day trip from Nagano.
- Visit the Jigokudani Monkey Park to see Japanese macaques.
- Explore the blooming sakura trees of the northern region with a guide.
- The tour runs from April to the end of May and includes transportation, an English-speaking guide, entry ticket to the Jigokudani Monkey Park, lunch, and Shinkansen/Bullet Train tickets.
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One of the tour highlights is the opportunity to witness the blooming sakura trees in the northern region of Nagano. The blooming season, which typically runs from April to the end of May, is a breathtaking sight that attracts visitors from all over the world. The cherry blossoms, known as sakura in Japanese, symbolize the arrival of spring and are celebrated with hanami, the tradition of enjoying picnics under the cherry trees.
Along with the stunning cherry blossoms, the tour also offers the chance to see Japanese macaques at the Jigokudani Monkey Park. These snow monkeys, famous for their bathing habits in the park’s hot springs, are a delight to observe in their natural habitat.
Witnessing the beauty of the blooming sakura trees and getting up close with the playful macaques make this tour an unforgettable experience.
Inclusions and Amenities
Included in the ‘Spring Only) 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Cherry Blossoms in Nagano Tour’ are transportation from Nagano Station to all listed destinations/activities, an English-speaking guide, entry tickets to the Jigokudani Monkey Park, lunch, and Shinkansen/Bullet Train tickets.
As part of this tour, you can expect the following inclusions and amenities:
- Transportation: Sit back and relax as we provide hassle-free transportation from Nagano Station to all the destinations and activities listed on the tour.
- English-speaking guide: Our knowledgeable guide will accompany you throughout the day, providing insightful commentary and answering any questions you may have.
- Jigokudani Monkey Park entry tickets: Gain access to the renowned Jigokudani Monkey Park, where you can observe adorable Japanese macaques in their natural habitat.
- Lunch: Enjoy a delicious and satisfying lunch at a local restaurant, providing you with the energy to continue exploring.
- Shinkansen/Bullet Train tickets: Experience the thrill of riding the iconic Shinkansen or Bullet Train, known for its speed and efficiency.
With these tour inclusions and amenities, you can focus on enjoying the beauty of cherry blossoms and the charm of snow monkeys without worrying about logistics or language barriers.
Meeting and Pickup Information
The meeting and pickup information for the ‘Spring Only) 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Cherry Blossoms in Nagano Tour’ can be found below.
| Meeting Point | Nagano Station, Kurita, Nagano, 380-0921, Japan |
| Start Time | 09:35 AM |
| End Point | Nagano Station |
| End Time | Varies between 17:30 to 18:30, depending on cherry blossom blooming |
This tour offers convenience and accessibility for all participants. Stroller accessibility is available, ensuring that families with young children can easily navigate the tour. Plus, vegetarian options are provided at the local restaurants used for this tour, accommodating various dietary preferences.
It is important to note that the tour schedule may be adjusted in the event that the cherry trees are not in bloom. In such cases, the tour will visit Zenko-ji Temple and the sake brewery store instead.
Participants are also reminded to maintain a minimum distance of 1 to 2 meters from the snow monkeys and to follow the rules of the Snow Monkey Park. With these considerations in mind, guests can look forward to a seamless and enjoyable experience on the ‘Spring Only) 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Cherry Blossoms in Nagano Tour’.
An essential consideration for participants of the ‘Spring Only) 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Cherry Blossoms in Nagano Tour’ is to maintain a minimum distance of 1 to 2 meters from the snow monkeys, following the rules of the Snow Monkey Park. This ensures the safety and well-being of both visitors and the monkeys.
Here are a few important considerations to keep in mind:
- Alternative itinerary:
- If the cherry trees are not in bloom, the tour will visit Zenko-ji Temple and the sake brewery store instead.
- On rare occasions, the monkeys may not come into the park, and an alternative tour will be provided.
- Best time to visit:
- This seasonal tour runs from April to the end of May, which is the prime time to see cherry blossoms and snow monkeys in their natural habitat.
- The end time of each tour varies depending on the blooming of the cherry blossoms, usually between 17:30 to 18:30.
Remember to follow these guidelines and make the most of your experience on this unique tour.
Participants of the ‘Spring Only) 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Cherry Blossoms in Nagano Tour’ should be aware of the cancellation policy for this experience. The refund policy for this tour states that a full refund is available if the cancellation is made up to 24 hours in advance of the experience.
However, if the cancellation is made less than 24 hours before the start time, no refund will be provided. It is important to note that changes made less than 24 hours before the start time will not be accepted.
The cut-off times for cancellations and changes are based on the local time of the experience. Therefore, it is essential to plan accordingly and make any necessary adjustments within the specified timeframe.
It is also important to check the availability of the tour before making any cancellations or changes to ensure that alternate options can be arranged if necessary.
Traveler photos of the ‘Spring Only) 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Cherry Blossoms in Nagano Tour’ provide a visual glimpse into the unique experiences and breathtaking landscapes encountered on this seasonal adventure. Here are some highlights captured by previous participants:
- Cherry Blossoms Photography:
- Vibrant pink and white sakura trees lining the streets and parks, creating a picturesque backdrop for visitors.
- Close-up shots of delicate cherry blossoms in full bloom, showcasing their beauty and ephemeral nature.
- People enjoying hanami (flower viewing) picnics under the blooming cherry trees, creating a festive and joyful atmosphere.
- Monkey Park Experience:
- Adorable Japanese macaques playing in the snow during winter or roaming freely in the lush greenery during spring.
- Up-close shots of the monkeys soaking in natural hot springs, showcasing their unique behavior.
- Intimate portraits capturing the expressive faces and mischievous antics of these intelligent creatures.
These traveler photos capture the essence of this tour, offering a glimpse into the enchanting world of cherry blossoms and the fascinating lives of the snow monkeys.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are There Any Age Restrictions for This Tour?
There are no specific age restrictions for the Snow Monkeys Tour. However, it is important to note that a moderate level of physical fitness is required. Plus, guests must follow the Snow Monkey Park rules and maintain a minimum distance from the monkeys.
Is There a Minimum Group Size Required for the Tour to Operate?
No, there is no minimum group size required for the tour to operate. However, please note that there may be age restrictions for certain activities within the tour. Please refer to the tour details for more information.
Can I Bring My Own Lunch or Are There Specific Restaurants We Will Be Dining At?
You have the option to bring your own lunch or dine at specific restaurants during the Spring Only) 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Cherry Blossoms in Nagano Tour. There are also options available for dietary restrictions and the opportunity for a cultural food experience.
Is There a Restroom Available at the Jigokudani Monkey Park?
Yes, there are restroom facilities available at the Jigokudani Monkey Park. These facilities are accessible to all visitors, including disabled individuals, ensuring their comfort and convenience during the tour.
Can I Bring My Pet on the Tour?
Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on the Spring Only) 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Cherry Blossoms in Nagano Tour. However, if you need pet-friendly accommodations, our team can assist you in finding suitable options nearby.
The Sum Up
To sum it up, the (spring only) 1-day Snow Monkeys & Cherry Blossoms in Nagano Tour offers a unique and unforgettable experience for travelers.
With the guidance of an English-speaking guide, visitors can witness the beauty of Japan’s cherry blossom season while getting up close and personal with adorable Japanese macaques at the Jigokudani Monkey Park.
Whether the cherry trees are in bloom or not, guests will also have the opportunity to visit Zenko-ji Temple and a sake brewery store.
This tour caters to various dietary preferences and ensures a safe and enjoyable experience for all.