One Day Full Escorted Private Tour to see Snow Monkeys in Nagano


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Activity Level



Youth and Family, Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent), Japanese (fluent)

Explore some of the beautiful countryside of Japan

Would you like to travel at ease?
Would you like to see country side of Japan which is rich in nature and traditions?
Then please join my tour! I 'll show you must-see-spots as well as only-locals-know spots.

Come and meet the Japanese wild monkeys and experience the magic of being very close to wild animals! These monkeys are world-famous for bathing in hot springs when it is cold. It is worthwhile coming to Nagano to see these adorable monkeys and the beautiful country side of Japan, being away from touristy big cities. We'll have a nice walk in forests 'Shinrinyoku' (forest bathing in English because your entire being is being immersed in healing energy) too.


Meet the guide at Nagano station and take an hour local train ride to Yudanaka, admiring scenery of country side.
- Take a taxi to the entrance of the trail
- Take 30 minutes walk in the forest that leads us to the park. The Japanese call a walk in forests 'Shinrinyoku' (forest bathing in English because your entire being is being immersed in healing energy)
- Enjoy the monkey park being close to the wild monkeys.
*In winter we usually see the Snow Monkeys in the hot spring bath, but in other seasons there will be times when they hang out in the water, but please know that the monkeys are wild animals and there is no guarantee that they are in the bath.
*There are a few days in the year that the monkeys might not come down to the park. In such case I will provide an alternative options.

- Back to Yudanaka station.
Yudanaka is famous as old hot spring town and enjoy soaking your foot in a outdoor foot spa with natural hot spring
- Nagano sta

The tour fee is per group .

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Nagano train station at information board across from Shinkansen exit.

End location: Nagano train station.

Duration: 6 hours


We'll take a very nice one hour local train ride from Nagano station to Yudanaka station. Then We'll take 10 minutes taxi ride. Take a nice 30 minutes walk in the forest which takes us to the monkey park.

What’s Included

My time and service as your private guide, and my own transportation.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

4000 yen/person - Local train
- Taxi
- Entrance fee for monkey park
- Lunch

What’s Extra

local train fare from Nagano station to Yudanaka station
taxi fare
entrance fee for monkey park


I am not allowed to book accommodation for my guests.

A Recent Review of this tour

A very friendly and informative guide. Eriko was a great host for our tour. I would recommend Eriko to anyone looking for a guide here in Nagano.
Glen Streten

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