Do you like to see famous snow monkeys in Nagano? Well, "snow" monkeys are in winter only, and in other seasons, they are just wild monkeys.
It is possible to include the Snow Monkey Tour when visiting Shirakawa-go. However, it is not possible to go directly from Shirakawa-go to Nagano. This is because there is a mountain range called the Japan Alps between Shirakawa-go and Nagano.
Our best recommendation is to take the Shinkansen from Kanazawa to Nagano and enter a tour that visits Snow monkey Park from Nagano station. Nagano is located between Kanazawa and Tokyo. Therefore, it is most reasonable to visit Snow monkey Park on the way from Tokyo to Kanazawa or from Kanazawa to Tokyo.
Alternatively, we can prepare a private car from Nagano, if you need, for visiting snow monkey. This option may be ideal for small groups.
Following snow monkey tours are operated regularly. Please check the tours you are interested in. Follow this link for the latest list of snow monkey tours. Snow monkey tours from Tokyo are available but limited in number. Directly from Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Takayama, Kanazawa, etc. private tour arrangement is necessary. We recommend that you just go to Nagano then take a tour from Nagano Station.
These are snow monkey tours starting from Nagano. Ideal for those who stay in Nagano City. If you take the Shinkansen early in the morning, it is possible to arrive at Nagano Station before the tour departure time from Kanazawa or Tokyo.
For example, highly recommended 1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake in Nagano Tour meeting time is 9:35 in front of Shinkansen Gate at Nagano Station.
There are some other operators providing Snow Monkey tours. Please check below and find one that best suits to your needs.
Snow monkey tours from Hakuba are usually available only in winter, skiing season.
Apart from the regular tours above, we provide snow monkey and Zenko-ji temple private tour from Nagano (Nagano Station or near-by hotels). The price of the tour is around 80,000 yen (plus tax) for a 9-passenger car without a guide. Please ask us about smaller or larger cars and an English-speaking guide.
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