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 a local train ride to Yudanaka, admiring scenery of country side.
- Take a taxi/bus to the entrance of the trail
- Take 30 minutes walk in the forest. 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 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 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.
*The trail is very slippery with compacted snow and ice. It is a MUST to wear a non slippery winter shoes.
- Yudanaka st
Yudanaka is famous as old hot spring town and enjoy soaking your foot in a outdoor foot spa with hot spring
- Nagano sta
The tour fee is per group
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Suggested by Guide: Nagano train station at information board across from Shinkansen exit.
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel
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.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
4000 yen/person - You and the guide' transportation fee(train,taxi/bus)
Entrance fee for the monkey park
I am not allowed to book accommodation for my guests.
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Eriko was very nice and very knowledgeable and took the time to reach out in advance to ensure we were prepared for our trip. She knows so much about the area and the local people and was able to educate us around different aspects of Japanese culture.