Snow Moneky and Shirakawago

Do you like to see famous snow monkey in Nagano? Well, “snow” monkeys are in winter only, and in other seasons, they are just wild monkeys.

Snow monkey

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 the 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 the park. This option may be ideal for small groups.

Snow monkey tours operated as package tour from Nagano, etc.

Following tours are operated regularly. Please check the tours you are interested in. Follow this link for the latest list of snow monkey tours. 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.

Snow monkey tours from Nagano Station

These are 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 tours. Please check below and find one that best suits to your needs.

from Hakuba

Tours from Hakuba are usually available only in winter, skiing season.

from Yudanaka Station

Our private tours from Nagano

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 100,000 yen (plus tax) for a 9-passenger car without a guide. Please ask us about smaller or larger cars and an English-speaking guide.

Contact us from here