Highlights Nagano 1 Day Private Tour ~ Snow Monkeys, Sake, Ninja, Cat cafe, Obuse

Tour Number

Activity Level



Local Experience, Food and Wine, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent), Japanese (fluent)

Experience real Japan ~ Beautiful country side ~

Would you like to see country side of Japan which is rich in nature and traditions?
Would you like to travel at ease? Then please join my tour!

I'll take you to you-must-see spots as well as only-locals-know spots.

In the morning We'll go meet world-famous snow monkeys in hot spring in beautiful forests. You can get to be very close to them. Being close to wild animals is a magical experience.

In the afternoon , please choose 2 options
Famous Zenkoji temple, Ninja store, Cat cafe, 200 years old Sake brewery for sampling, Gansyoin temple in town of Obuse, Explore town center in town of Obuse, Zen meditaion experience and other cultural experience available.

In addition, beautiful view of country side, walk in forest and foot bath in natural hot spring will relax you, being away from big cities. It'll be inspiring day.

*I require that you be covered by your own travel insurance policies.


Meet the guide. Take a train, enjoying beautiful view of country side.
- Taxi for 10minutes
- Take 30 minutes walk in forest to snow monkey park.
Enjoy watching wild monkeys. *There are times when the monkeys might not come down to the park. In such a case I will provide an alternative activity.
- Lunch
- Relax in outdoor foot bath in natural hot spring.
Take a train back to Nagano station

*In the afternoon , please choose 2 options
1, 1400 years old Zenkoji temple(Touch a healing Buddha and a key to Enlightenment)
2, Ninja store( Dress in Ninja. Play with Ninja tools and climb a trick wall)
3, Cat cafe
4, 200 old Sake brewery for sampling
5, Gansyoin temple to see painting on the ceiling by Hokusai)
6, Explore town center in Obuse among traditional buildings.
7, Zen meditation experience at Zenkoji
8, Sacred beads bracelet making at Zenkoji
9, Local food, Oyaki, making with a local grandma at a farm house
10, Traditional art of painting on Kimono silk fabric
11, Kaleidoscope making at Zenkoji

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

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

End location: Nagano station.

Duration: 8 hours

I am flexible about schedule to meet your request.


- Local train
- Taxi

What’s Included

My time and service as your private guide
My meals and my entrance fee

Estimated Local Cash Needed

5500 yen/person - You and the guide'transportation fee
Your entrance fee

What’s Extra

You and the guide' transportation fee
Your entrance fee


I am not allowed to book accommodation for my guests.

Contact this Guide

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Message Eriko M.

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